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>> picking up the peaces in the midwest where dozens of tornados caused widespread devastation. the loss of life may have been minimised thanks to early warnings. food and other supplies are poring into the typhoon-ravaged philippines. 12 days after the storm some areas have not received help. >> obamacare seems to be picking up steam. enrolment is surging as tens of thousands sign up for insurance. >> more antics from the mayor of toronto. rob ford goes on a rampage after the city strips him of his powers.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. it's been called one of the worst late season storm systems to hit america's heartland possibly in decades, leaving death and destruction across 12 states. the images tell half a story. in a few hours the midwest was rocked by 75 tornados, with wind speeds topping 275 miles per hour. hundreds of thousands are without electricity. in some community they lost everything. on monday families returned to the rubble that was once home. the worst of the damage was in central and southern illinois - entire neighbourhoods were flattened there. that's where most of the deaths occurred. six were killed in the state, including an elderly couple found in a farmhouse. two died in mich gans. one a teenager who picked up a
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downed powerline. ashar quraishi has more. >> 309 sheridan road was a home. now it's an address. dave's elderly grandparents lived here for decades. >> i came here when i was five or six. >> luke knew the grandparents survived the twister. he made the drive from chicago to collect memories. among them framed family photos - glass intact. >> this is my grandfather. >> the storm ripped through different parts of the town of 35,000. in pekin 150 homes were damaged - 48 uninhabitable. >> it cut a path through the north side - bounced, hit several different neighbourhoods. this is one of the worst as far as the most homes in one area. >> when the storm hit dave's grandfather and his wife were
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pressed against the fridge as the sky opened up above them. >> she turned around, walked in and the garage door came flying off as she walked back into the house. she just put her arms around him, stood there and weathered the storm. >> the wind ripped bricks from the facade, prop peling a security poll through the house, but it was not strong enough to tear dave's grandparents from their arms. >> illinois had over three dozen moderate-strength tornados since 1895 - but none as strong as sundays. >> supplies have not reached some parts of the philippines 12 days after the typhoon hit. 4,000 have died, 4 million are homeless - more than those displaced about hurricane
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katrina and the tsunami. food, water and other supplies are arriving with more regularity. the u.n. says many are in need of help. 50 navy ships and aircrafts are being used to meet them. paul beban is in geuan tracking the operation. >> this probably hasn't been this busy since world war ii. the light is fading. the activity will die down. flights have been coming in nonstop. i spoke to a u.s. officer who lost count a long time ago. aid is coming in from all over the world. the plane behind me has been unloaded. there's food, water - dash all koined of material. here is evac u es - a man on a stretcher brought in in an ambulance. it's a more orderly scene than a
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few days ago, the last time i was here. there's a company of marines, in the brass, they are going to be here until they are told to go home. i want to talk to a communications official from the international committee of the red cross. alberto - remind me of your last name. >> adrasso. >> sir, tell me, what is the most urgent need here? >> basically as we bring food, four days ago we were here to - we done the rapid assessment. so we saw the need for food. of course, water, and so right now we are bringing in 72 tonnes of food and then right away or immediately we distributed to several. >> are you getting out to some of the remote areas where we are hearing there are a lot of children, fever, issues that are not dealt with, where people
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need medicine, far from places like riaan. >> for semp days, as we have seen, people are in dire need of food. more perhaps. that's why we are basically putting up with your basic health in the coming days. >> thank you very much, sir. as i said, i spoke to a couple of the u.s. military officers. they say they are going full tilt. this is a maximum capacity. the question is how long is this operation going to need to go on. i spoke to marine general paul kennedy who was here earlier before going back to his headquarters. their goal is to hand off to usa id and ngos. the goal is to let them come up to capacity. they'll provide as much assistance as they can. it's an operation that will go for a long time. >> paul beban reporting from
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geuan in the philippines. the shortage of supplies is critical. veronica pedrosa takes us further. >> welcome to baras in pellos city. this district saw the highest number of deaths in all the districts in the municipalities. it's been transformed from a waste land. there were big cement houses here for middle class families. it's all been laid to waste. this area was a bustling neighbourhood shop. this spot - the people who own it came by a few hours ago trying to salvage the airconditioner, which they think they can get working. they can hear the helicopters going overhead all the time. they hear the politicians speaking, but have not received aid at all.
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they say that it's taking too long to get to them. that gives you a sense in a way of the scale and intensity of the devastation. new united nations figures say that 2.5 million people need to be fed. 13 million people have been affected across nine provinces. this used to be a happy place. it will be popular during the weekends. people will come to the beech and rent a beach hut for a couple of hours. now it's a grave site. >> al jazeera's veronica pedrosa reporting from leyte island. >> since the storm hit 1500 emergency shelters have been set up in the philippines. 82,000 families are staying in the shelters. crews are searching for more than 1500 people listed as missing. >> the first deadline for enrol. in a health care plan is less than a month away.
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the administration reports improvement in healthcare.gov. one-fifth of those needing insurance may need to sign up another way. mike viqueira reports from the white house. >> administration officials set a target date - november 30th. they said at that time the vast ma majority would have an experience that runs smoothly. today we learnt the white house definition of vast majority. eight in 10 americans log on to the website and buy insurance. >> who won't be alt. who are the two in 10 - those having technical difficulties, those too frustrated and who give up. and those who insurance policies are so complicated they'll have to talk face to face or have their hands held through it. jay carney, the white house speaksman, explained. >> we need to make sure there
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are other avenues for people with expression situations or people who would rather not perform this purchase online. that's why we have calling center and why we beat them up and have in-person counsellors who can work with american consumers around the country to make decisions and review options when it comes to health care coverage. >> part of the problem is after november 30th, enrollees will have two weeks if they are to do so successfully and becovered on november 1st,when obamacare kicks into law. >> mike viqueira reporting from the white house. >> getting iran to freeze nuclear projects are set to resume wednesday. a deal would not endanger israel. he urged rain to demonstrate the goals of atomic programs are peaceful. he responded to comments by israel's prime minister, saying a deal with iran may endanger
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israel. >> i have great respect for his concerns about his country. the prime minister should express his concerns, and he has every right in the world to publicly state his position and defend what he perceives as his interest. we believe, deeply in our commitment to israel. deeply. >> john kerry plans to go back to israel for more talks with benyamin netanyahu. >> george zimmerman, the man who fatally shot trayvon martin - he pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend, pushed her out of the house and barricaded himself inside. officers got a key to the house from his girlfriend and pushed the door open. george zimmerman was arrested without incident. he's due in court to face assault and battery. >> a video surfaced showing
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sunday's crash of a boeing 737. a security camera captured the plane going down nose-first at kaz an airport and exploding flames. there's no report on what caused the olympic games. boeing is sending officials to help with the investigation. >> there were evauk uses near mt sinagon and mt viravi. ash was sent into the sky, covering towns and disrupting flights. more than 6,000 were evacuated because of the eruptions. france is on high alert. police hunting for those responsible for the shootings of journalists. >> toronto's troubled mayor stripped of his powers. why he's not going down without a fight. a university goes to extremes to stop a mentioning itis outbroke.
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and the procedure they'll use that hasn't been approved in the u.s.
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>> violent protests in egypt. demonstrators gather in tahir sqare, angry about a new government memorial for slain activists, saying it's a symbol of the military-backed government trying to claim ownership of a spot where hundreds were killed by security forces. on tuesday there'll be an anniversary of protests in tahir sqare against the military. >> a gunman opened fire at a newspaper office in paris and at a panic, coming days after another incident in paris at a tv news channel. police believe the shootings are related. >> the first images of the man every police officer in paris is hunting. this was last friday at the offices of a 24 hour news channel bfm tv.
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>> ignoring an elderly man, the gunman pulled out a shotgun-weapon, pointing it at a security guard and an editor at the reception desk. the gunman was unable to shoot and fled the building. >> fast-forward to monday. the gunman lost his inhibition. at the office of a newspaper, 10:15, he walked into reception and opened fire at a photographer's assistant, critly wounding the victim in the chest. the same group of detectives are working on it. prosecutors say the links are overwhelming. >> translation: it's important to highlight at the bfm tv incident on november the 15th, we found 12 calibre munition. further analysis is under way.
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>> the gunman evaded police, appearing across town an our later at the offices of societe generale, a bank. he opened fire on the buildings's exterior. no one was hurt. despite the checkpoints the armed gunman fled by taking a motorist hostage. the gunman melted away on the champs, elyse. >> police are facing questions about whether they could have done more after friday adds threatening incident at bfmtv. french media outlets have been given security. >> the police prefect is taking measures, a patrol in front of all media outlets. as long as the person is on the loose and we don't know the
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motives, this is a threat. this protection is proving to be vital. >> police issued more cctv pictures and urge anyone who may recognise the gunman to come forward. for the moment a major alert is ongoing. >> a 27-year-old photographer's assistant was on his first day of work at the newspaper. he's in intepsive care -- intensive care at a hospital. >> prince top officials have decided to give out a meningitis vak seep. it has not been approved in the united states. it's available in europe and australia. it's the only way to protect thousands of students from an outbreak. there has been seven cases linked to the ivy league school in the past eight months. toronto mayor rob ford's apology tour continues - this time for knocking down a woman during a
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city council woman, as his control of the city slips. >> chaotic scenes inside a packed city council meeting thanks to toronto mayor rob ford, and brother doug, a councillor. >> as rob ford rushed to hep his brother handle hecklers it turned violently. >> the city council ways making a move to restrict rob ford's authority. hes admitted to buying crack cocaine, drunk diving and made lewd remarks. to his brother it's a cue detar. >> it's a slippery slope for democracy for every mayor elected. >> the ford brothers say they are victims of a security.
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this loyalist believes the mayor's achievements comment for challenges. >> he did not reason on moral glams, but physical. promises made have been fulfilled. he's been physical, responsible nearly as much. >> it's hard to say how popular rob ford is. after weeks of sometimes sored ied information emerges. at this canadian football game he was mobbed by supporters. he's a staple of comedy routines and been all over the canadian and u.s. media as a story. >> there's a bit of cult personality around the man. he's been an effective vessel for identity than a governing mayor. >> people gathered at city hall to waf the council. news of the vote, when it came,
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made this crowd's political feelings obvious. >> so now, after the series of votes, city council left rob ford as mayor, but with few of the powers of office. there are legal challenges ahead, possibly more revelations about the mayor's private life and a vow to stay on and fight no matter what. >> shortly after the city council vote, rob ford took to the airwaves, hosting a tv reality show with his brother. it's called ford nation and airs on canada's sun news network. he defended himself on the show and offered to take a drug and alcohol test. well, it's been a day and a half since we saw the tornado outbreak going across the midwest. you can see the boundary responsible is out here towards the east around the canadian
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mary times. they'll deal with colder air. temperatures for chicago below freezing. in northern illinois as well. into the mid 20s. that will be a problem for - as we go into the day. towards the north-west look at the rain coming in from the pacific across parts of western washington. for seattle, this is what it looks like on tuesday. you'll see a rainy day, temperatures at 49 degrees. as we go towards the rest of the week things get better. temperature going down. overnight lows to the mid and high 30s. down here towards the south-west. we are getting clouds pushing across southern california. we don't spect too much rain. anything will be up here towards northern california. it's been rolling to parts of the redwoods. phoenix - textures 76 degrees.
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that will stay consistent until we get to friday - dropping to 71 and we'll see rain in the forecast. >> for texas we'll see rain passing through for theorning time especially. that will last for the rest of the day. we'll see heavy rain especially down towards the south. for dallas a high. more showers coming in to the forecast, with a big drop in the temperatures on friday down to 63. >> jpmorgan looks to make a record settlement with the federal government. how much the big bank is to shell out stems from charges on the financial crisis. the stock market hits a milestone. investors issued a warning about the rally. >> and a plan to help the latino population move from the minority to the majority when it comes to graduating from college.
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the justice department is set to announce a record-breaking settlement with jpmorgan chase as early as tuesday. they'll have to pay $13 billion for selling troubled mortgages, a practice that led to the 2008 financial crisis. $4 billion of the fine will be set aside for relief to homeners. >> the home shopping seen is a week away but amazon is looking to get the upper hand. toy prices were 3% lower than prices at walmart and target as of last week based on a survey of 87 toys conducted by bloomberg industries. the holiday shopping season can count for 40% of a retailer's annual revenue. the dow hit mile stephens, breaking a 16,000 mark. the s&p reached 1800 for the first time. both finished the day below the levels after billionaire investor carl ickon warned
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markets could drop sharply. >> by 2050 latinos will major up the majority. when it comes to getting college degrees, they are in the minority, we look at efforts to change that. >> these seniors at forest know state university have good reason to celebrate. this time next year they'll be college graduates. >> my parents said, "you will go to college and graduate even if we have to scrub bathroom intoes." >> this group is the xe seption. more and more latinos are graduating and entering college, but are not completing degrees. in california less than 11% of latinos have college degrees. compared to 44% of asians, 39% of whites and 23% of
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african-americans. >> latinos have one of the lowest preparation rates to be eligible to attend a 4-year university. >> a majority of high school graduates end up taking remedial classes at community colleges. >> once you are stuck in remedial education, it's unlikely you'll get through. >> when it comes to latinos graduating college, numbers are lower. 8% of latinos 25 or older have college degrees. that means the central valley with a pollulation of 51% is on track to have an unedyou kited workforce. they'll have higher rates of unemployment and higher costs as cities as state resources are expended. >> many latinos struggle with
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financial issues and english as a second language. >> they come in not as prepared and have to take remedial classes because they haven't met qualifications or requirements at a high school. >> it's unacceptable to the principal. she's been implementing change to prepare or latino students. >> at the high school we have woven in a year of college preparation, critical thinking, academic discourse, nonfiction writing. and our students will meet the bar if you put it there. >> with a shortage of educated workers by 2025, it's clear something needs to change. it starts with latinos attending and more importantly, graduating college. >> and that will do it for this edition of al jazeera. i'm stephanie sy. "the stream" is next. news at the top of every hour and any time of day on the
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