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>> oh, gosh opinion it's ripping up the whole town. terrifying. >> 200-mile per hour twin tornadoes carrying a path of death and destruction across nebraska. >> protecting americans, hundreds of u.s. troops moving into positions in and around iraq as president obama explores further military option to say respond to the sunni rebellion. >> a brawl as a game room is attacked. several suspects wind up dead.
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>> fans from new york to l.a. and everywhere in between get together to cheer team u.s.a. on to a victory. the excitement gripping the country. >> we begin with deadly twin tornadoes ripping through northeast nebraska last night, the twisters responsible for at least one death, 19 people have been injured. >> good morning and welcome to aljazeera america. i'm richelle carey. >> i'm del walters. >> half the town of pilgrim, nebraska no longer standing. >> the entire town of 350 people was evacuated and nebraska's governor declared a state of emergency. >> it can only be described as dramatic video. >> the residents say they have never seen something like this before. two tornadoes touching down at the same time. the double twisters were a mile apart, a scary sight that have
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devastating consequences for one small farming community. >> it was devastating. i mean, he has nothing, clothes on his back. >> residents are still reeling after two tornadoes tore through northeast nebraska. >> huge. there was two of them, one back over here and one coming right at us. >> side by side, the double twisters ripped apart more than half of the small community. one man describes a frantic search for his friend. >> we thought he was gone. we kept yelling at him and we dug him out, pulled the wood off him, pull the the bricks off him and drug him out. >> emergency responders are searching for people or animals trapped under the debris. a town of barely 400 people, nearly two dozen are injured. a 5-year-old child is dead. >> it's just unbelievable, because you're just kind of in a state of shock, because you
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can't believe that it can be gone so fast. >> double tornadoes are rare, but they are not unprecedented. when they do happen, typically one is much larger or stronger than the other, but in this case, they were the same strength, an e4, making them rare and deadly. the same storm system is on the move now bearing down on iowa and wisconsin. >> we'll be keeping an eye on that for sure. erika, thank you. >> we'll have the latest on the threat of severe weather coming up. we're going to take you live to nebraska. >> u.s. boots on the ground in iraq. president obama is sending 275 combat ready troops into baghdad to protect state department officials and evacuate personnel from the u.s. embassy there. the president is now considering military options presented monday night but its national security advices. meanwhile, more iraqi cities are coming under the control of
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sunni group isil. it controls key cities in the north. the u.s. discussed the situation in iraq with iranian officials in vienna. both sides say there will be no military cooperation between the two countries. we have the latest. what do we know about what the white house and president will be doing next? >> certainly no public announcements have been made, but based on past practices, it's fairly safe to say that intelligence gathering is continues on the exact location and movement of those isil forces, just in case president obama decides to order a military strike. we also know the president is taking a look at non-military option, such as methods to convince al-malaki to form a new unit government. >> u.s. warships are already in the gulf as president obama considers his options. as rebel forces continue their advance on territory around
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baghdad, the american embassy will be secured first. on monday, the if the notified congress that 275 soldiers were being deployed to protect u.s. personnel at the sprawling embassy and other diplomatic facilities. another 100 troops will be in a nearby country on stand by, if needed. the move comes after sunni fighters from the isil showed videos forcing soldiers to declare allegiance, executing one soldier. those images showed soldiers marched to their death over the weekend was another sharp reminder of why iraq's leader al-malaki is asking for u.s. military help. >> when you have people murdering, assassinating in these massacres, you have to stop that, and you do what you
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need to do if you need to try to stop it from the air or otherwise. >> before president obama signs off on air strikes, he wants assurances from prime minister malaki's shiite led government to be more inclusive to all, including sunnis. former asks hillary clinton said that will be difficult, since malaki is part of the problem. >> i talked to a lot of those sunni leaders and they weren't crazy about living under a shiite dominated regime, but they were willing to work with malaki if he would meet them halfway. he never did. >> monday night at the white house, the president met with his national security team to go over military options, which includes sending special force to say train iraqi soldiers against a powerful enemy. the crisis in iraq may have sparked an unexpected alignment between old foes. the u.s. and iran have held preliminary talks on how to stabilize the iraqi government and stop anymore isil games. >> we're open to discussions if
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there's something constructive that can be contributed by iran. >> in addition to iran, the u.s. is consulting on all of iraq's neighbors to do something to stop the advance of isil forces. >> stay with aljazeera for the very latest on iraq. at 7:15 eastern, we'll analyze the military developments in the past 24 hours. >> the situation in israel, israel prime minister meeting with family members of those three missing teenagers. bending knelt aassures the families that israel is expanding the search for the boys. are those families now hopeful that the boys will be returned safely? >> one of the parents of one of
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the teenagers here is presumed kidnapped did speak to the press a couple of days ago, basically explaining that she was very grateful for this operation that is ongoing. the operation is increasingly intense across the west bank. it's largely focused in hebron city in the south of the west bank. that's basically close to where they were taken, but it's also across the west bank. over 40 arrests last night alone, bringing the total to 200 here as well as other cities here. they're basically going house to house, search forego any evidence that they can find. a lot of the raised going on at night to try to catch anybody that the israeli government think could be involved. >> israeli threatening a crackdown on hamas, including possible deportation of leaders from the gaza strip. could this happen? >> it could happen, del. it's more than a threat at this
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point. this is a crack down on hamas of those who have been arrested, the large majority of hamas members, hamas in the best bank. what palestinian are worried about are punitive members, some arrested compiled abroad, an attempt to deconstruct hamas in the west bank and push them out. that is ongoing at the moment and those hamas officials who have been arrested are certainly going to be worried about their future and what the israelis are going to do next. >> a british satellite company said the search for the missing malaysia flight 370 has gone down the wrong path, saying they calculated the likely path and found a hot spot in the indian
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ocean. it's been more than 100 days since the jet disdisappeared with 239 passengers and crews onboard. >> there are more recall troubles for general motors. the automakers on monday announcing it is pulling another 3 million cars off the road because of ignition problems. the company said seven models are affected, made 2000-2014. aljazeera is in detroit. bisi, what kind of economic toll is this going to take on g.m.? >> they'll be spending billions of dollars to fix this issue. this recall, the problems have been stemming since back in february, and the automakers is doing what it can to make sure all these vehicles are fixed, but they're not making much progress. four months into this, only 7% of the vehicles have been repaired, so there's still a very long road ahead for general
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motors. as it stands right now, the automakers is expected to shell out $2 billion to fix these vehicles, but these recalls, they keep coming and coming, so that number is likely to rise. >> talk about the hot seat again, mary barra returns to washington to discuss the internal investigation into the problems. is her job now in jeopardy? >> she is expected to again really feel the heat from members of the congress when she testifies again. i think what will be interesting is unlike before, the last time she testified, she really didn't have a lot of answers to the questions that were being thrown at her, but now, she will be going, testifying and she'll have the attorney who led the internal investigation with her, so i think that she will be able to answer more questions and offer insight into exactly what went wrong and why they waited so long to act on this. i think that her future with the company, i think it really depends on how the company
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emerging from this cries. >> talk about your short honeymoons, reporting live from detroit, thank you very much. >> evacuation orders have been lifted for 1,000 homes os firefighters got 50% on a containment on a fire that has burned four square miles around sequoia national park. the wildfire has been fueled by gusty winds and drought conditions. a wildfire burning in the mountains is forcing residents of two native american communities in new mexico to leave their home. the fire scorched 1417 square miles so far. 400 people live in that area near the new mexico-arizona border. high winds hampered efforts to control the flames. the fire has drifted as far as southern colorado. >> dry weather out west and we're still looking at the
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threat of severe weather in nebraska which were slammed by twin tornadoes yesterday. >> the threat is moving east. good morning be ebony. >> another rough day in store, our tornado threat comes down slightly today. yesterday, there were over 400 reports of severe weather, and a lot of that was wind and hail. then we have the tornadoes that spun into northeastern nebraska. notice how dark that first large wedge is. that is all the debris that has been picked up by that tornado, so now towns or at least that town leveled in most areas. today, national weather service teams will be out there surveying all the damage for the rest of the tornadoes spawned, 30 tornadoes in all, in nebraska and iowa. the severe weather threat does exist. in nebraska, looks like we're in the clear, but that's not the
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case. overnight, we will see more storms popping up here. we still have that warm, moist air israeling northward out of the gulf of mexico, lots of moisture, so heavy rainfall will be a good bet. right now, we do have a tornado watch in effect. it did include chicago. those storms are moving off quickly, chicago newt included as of now, expired for you, but milwaukee in the path of those strong storms. >> ok. >> thank you. >> president obama saying he has no plans of putting u.s. boots back on the ground in iraq. >> so why the military build-up in that region. a deeper look at the military course of action the u.s. may be forced to take. >> there is disturbing new information about massacres taking place along kenya's coastline. what members of al shabab are now asking their victims before they are slaughtered. >> a tale of two countries in brazil, why many celebrate the world cup, many are protesting and it is turning into violent
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clashes with police. >> should threatening to kill someone on facebook be a protected right? >> $786 billion, our big number of the day. >> what it has to do with facebook, at&t and time warner.
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>> if you got it, spend it. $786 billion. >> it's the total value of mergers and acquisitions in the u.s. so far. just so far in 2014. it is june. >> the boom is due to the massive stockpiles of cash a lot of businesses out there have on hand. >> let's put it in perspective. >> it is on pace to trump the total over the past eight years. in 2007, companies shelled out $900 billion on deals. it's on pace to pass the figures from 2008, 2010 and 2013.
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>> isil has taken over yet another citien iraq, pushing ahead to create an islamic state in the region. just a little while ago, we were talking about how the penalty, president obama deployed a small number of groups to the country. how is the iraqi prime minister reacting to that? >> under the war powers act, president obama has the right to deploy troops to protect american assets, they are coming to the u.s. embass. malaki doesn't want troops on the ground here, but is asking for u.s. help. that may well be coming in the form of special forces advisors to the u.s. army. also intelligence coming from drones. you remember that george h.w. bush airafter carrier moved a
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carrier into the persian gulf. al-malaki is pondering over what to ask the u.s. for. >> this is also an information war. there is the videos that have been posted that we have not been able to verify of isil saying that they have basically executed several iraqi military. the iraqi military says no, we are gaining the upper hand here. how are we able to verify any of this? >> we are checking our information very, very carefully. the information war is being carried out here. it is a big information war going on here. just to point out, facebook, you tube and twitter have all been banned here in iraq. they've been taken off the
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internet and also the internet signal here is very weak. that goes to show you what is going on here in baghdad when it comes to the information war. >> and the role social media plays in that. thank you. >> mike lyons joins us. we are talking about u.s. boots on the ground, 275 the latest calculation that is going to be sent there. how big a threat is isil. >> they are a threat in this region, the combination of jihadists that have come in from fighting the civil war in syria. the key is the in is your generalities who have joined forces in them. they are 10,000 in terms of numbers right now with tremendous capability. >> can we beat them? if we decide that we want to get involved, is this going to be something that we should be
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worried about, a long and protracted and bloody civil war? >> exactly. it is this long protracted civil war that the government has to take responsibility to beat them. from a military perspective, it would take 5,000 u.s. troops coming into the region trying to have conventional warfare, occupying iraq, a scenario like nobody would want. >> 500,000 adjustment troops in the area. should we do it? >> we don't have that. we'd have to have to large coalition, similar to desert storm. we really didn't have enough troops when we went in in 2003 to begin with. >> which was the general saying if you're going to do it, do i had right. should we do it? >> it is much more a political situation now than military. military options are very limited.
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>> they are talking about this invasion as if it is something that an entire country's being invaded, but they are cheered in certain parts of iraq. is this a situation, as you heard hillary clinton say that unless you solve the political problem, you're not going to solve the military problem. >> that's exactly right, and they are -- it really has been an invasion, it's been the conversion of individuals inside ires, the sunnis in particular that have taken sides with this group and taken up arms against the government. clearly, it's not been an invasion, it's people inside the country. >> it sounds that you are saying what we are seeing far as a u.s. build up in the region is not going to be enough or soon enough. four u.s. navy ships are stationed in the region right now. what should we expect to happen next. >> what we've done so far militarily is all about protecting the embassy. we don't want a repeat of saigon in 1975, helicopters on the roofs of the embassy and us leaving. we've brought personnel in to go
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over procedures to destroy confidential information, but their focus is purely on the embassy. >> and to make sure another benghazi does not happen, so the embassy will be secured. >> exactly. >> thanks for being with us. a reminder coming up in the next 15 minute, we'll talk to an expert on foreign policy. >> at what point does free speech become a threat. that's what the supreme court is debating today. on the docket debt, the case of a pennsylvania man put in jail for four years for threatening to kill his wife, coworkers and even an f.b.i. agent all an facebook. he never carried out his threats and that's leaving many to question where to draw the line.
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>> the key question is what about the audience, who is listening or reading or watching what you post. in previous free speech cases, part of the concern was intent. when he said this, did he intend to do it. part of what's argued in this case is not just the intent, but the audience. when you post something on facebook as anthony elonis medellin did, you don't know who is reading it. does that cross the line from protecting free speech to being a crime. >> this case deals with the first amendment. are these kind of threats protected? that's really the question. >> well, exactly. when you talk about these kind of threats, you really need to know some of what he said. you made note of some of the people that he targeted, the f.b.i. agents, the police officers. at one point, he said police and
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sheriffs have got enough explosives to blow you all up. he made threats against his wife whod taken out a protective order. he made a comment, if you put that in your pocket, could it stop a bullet. things like that. those types of specific comments the court is going to decide whether or not they cross the line. >> all right, tracy, thank you. >> a new york teacher has been fired after making violent on line comments about the sandy hook shooting. adam heller said he wanted to kill people and the government was behind the attack which killed 20 children. the threats came during a private message in the game words with friends. school officials say they will have a disciplinary hearing and he suffers from a mental illness. he is now suing the school for his dismacal. >> let's look at temperatures we might expect across the nation today. >> meteorologist ebony dionne is here with that. >> we are heating up across the eastern u.s.
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temperatures will be climbing at least 5-10 degrees above average. the core of the heat right here across the mid atlantic in some areas of the northeast and philadelphia, we could see our first 90-degree day and we're going to beat that on wednesday going into the mid 90's. we will have wet and stormy weather in the area. into d.c., the 90's will hang on longer. >> is it too soon to start complaining about how hot it is? >> never too soon. >> get used to it. >> you might want to call it a diplomatic dance. >> the u.s. taking the same side as its long time foe, iran, as the two countries look to end the turmoil in iraq, what both sides are calling on the other to do. >> the distraction of iraq leaving syria again an opening as a barrel bomb attack is launched on aleppo.
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>> you're taking a live look at the famous wall street bull just a few hours before the opening bell on this tuesday morning, june 17. >> good morning to you, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. >> i'm del walters. >> ahead in this next hour, the u.s. is going to team up with iran, will they, to fight the rebellion in iraq. >> managing diabetes with a bionic pancreas. how soon this could be a reality. >> in the next hour, why the u.s. is seeing a surge of migrants across the border. we'll talk to the former chief of staff of border protection during the bush administration talking about why thousands are making that dangerous journey. >> a 5-year-old is dead and 16 others injured after a tornado outbreak in the midwest. multiple twisters, including two that touched down side by side
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in nebraska, in the small town west of omaha was all but leveled. >> the u.s. is sending 275 troops to baghdad to act as security for the embassy there, although they are combat ready troops. there is no plan for military action. pressure is being put on the u.s. to end the surge by the sunni rebels and the group isil. >> another 3 million g.m. cars have ignition switch defects that could cause fatal crashes. mary barra faces congress this week at a hearing over what g.m. knew before these recalls began. >> al shabab taking responsibility for a second overnight attack in kenya in a small coastal town one day after 48 were killed in the same area, many of them just watching the world cup. the litmus test between life and death seems to be whether someone is a christian.
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in fact, they're asked that very question before they're killed. what more can you tell us about this latest al shabab attack? >> well, al shabab said this morning in new attacks, they have killed 20 more people in nearby villages, not very far from where we are now. they are saying that those were mostly security forces that the government says they believe between eight to nine people were killed. there are incidents reported in at least three villages, houses being burned, people killed. in fact, protests in one of those villages against the ongoing insecurity. you can clearly feel the ongoing spread of fear and insecurity. in the house behind me, we visit add family earlier. there are 14 men massacred on the streets here, del, but thosal is that bonn fighters after they were asked about their religion and ethnic background. the family, the mother in that household telling us she felt quite terrified and feels there was no police presence at all,
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adding to the fear of her own children. >> again, these people are asked are you a christian and then al shabab pulls the trigger if they say yes. how is the government responding. we understand the president is going to address the nation today. >> well, the important thing to point out here is that the government is looking at this as a political issue, as well, del. we heard it from the interior minister today when he addressed people before he flew off to survey the damage in the villages that were freshly attacked today. he told people sending a very clear message saying it seems there are those who want kenyans to fight or turn against each other. that is the fear, the retaliation and this spreading into a wider religious confrontation. the president is expected to address the nation anytime now. we do expect a lot of political references when the speech
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starts. >> thank you very much. >> also, 60 people killed by barrel bombs in syria overnight. you can see the destruction opposition group dropping bombs on aleep oh poe. most of the victims were at a popular market, wait to go get food at an aid distribution center. aleppo has been hard-hit in syria's three year civil war. 2,000 people have been killed in barrel bomb attacks this there year alone. >> british officials announcing they will reopen their embassy in tehran. it is a major diplomatic step as iran attempts to repair diplomatic ties with the west. >> late on monday, u.s. and iranian officials met in vienna, not to discuss the iranians nuclear program, but the crisis
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in iraq. secretary of state john kerry had encouraged the encounter. >> we're open to discussions if there's something constructive that can be contributed by iran, if iran is prepared to do something that is going to respect the integrity and sovereignty of iraq and the ability of the government to reform. >> both the u.s. and iran said after the meeting no joint military actions were being considered. the u.s. says iran can do more to pressure prime minister al-malaki to be more politically inclusive. one analyst said the u.s. needs to do the same with its own allies in the region. >> the situation in iraq can only be solved if the united states puts pressure on these countries, these regimes that are promoting sectarian, religious and racial i had red, whatever country it is. >> others suggest tehran will engage with washington with an eye towards it's own strategic
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interest. >> they will start talking, but the iranens will understand something different under cooperation and the americans will understand something different. there are knows in iran who claim that the americans are supporting isis. come and convince those people that you need to cooperate with the americans. >> even though president barack obama has ruled out sending u.s. troops back to iraq, warships are in the gulf, ready to evacuate americans. on monday evening, protestors gathered in the white house to make obama keep his word. >> the spreading violence across iraq has alarmed officials in washington and in tehran. even though the u.s. and iran do not have diplomatic relations, they're apparently willing to overlook that diplomatic nicety in order to deal with a growing
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security threat in the heart of the middle east. aljazeera, the state department. >> jim walsh joins us. good to see you, jim, the possibility of the u.s. working with iran, the ranking member of the house committee said the president is grasping at straws, is he right? >> i would disagree with him about this. no, the u.s. has often cooperated with adversaries when they have a common interest. we cooperated with the soviet union to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and with iran, not because we like them, because it's in our self approximately to do so and in their self interest to do so. we had a common goal of supporting the iraqi government. >> the state department's said the this about iran:
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>> is it possible iran is part of the problem not the solution. >> this is a sectarian war, pitting one group of islam against another, but it's the sunnis, not the shias making gains and threatening to destroy the religious shrines and take over baghdad. you'll see some of those militia iran has trained may join the fight against isis in trying to push them back. >> bottom line, what role can and should the u.s. really play in stabilizing the situation, and will it actually end up being permanent? >> you put your finger on the motor important question. we might be able to help
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stabilize the military conflict on the ground, but this is really reflective of a more fundamental political problem. it is a homegrown problem that is at mr. malaki's doorstep. he has played the shia card. you sew what you reap and this is what you get as a response. if he does not engage the kurds and those sunni's willing to cooperate with the government, they're going to continue to have problems and the u.s. can't do anything about that. the u.s. can pressure al-malaki to be more inclusive but it's iraq and iraqis themselves that are going to govern iraq and determine the future. >> if isis is not contained, how much of a threat will they continue to be, what could the fallout be if they're not stopped? >> certainly, the real threat is that they will take a piece of iraq and force it to be partitioned and then iraq will break up into individual states.
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more broadly, they have threatened, i don't think they're going to pull it off, have threatened to destroy the religious shrines in iraq that are central to the shia faith. if they were to do that, that would be catastrophic. that would really set off a war between shia and sunni, the likes of which we have never seen before. >> thank you so much, jim walsh. >> we want to show you these images coming out of china. a knife attack inside a game room that was caught on camera happened in the western region. it shows an all out brawl after three men with knives tried to attack a room of chess players. an alarm was sounded, forcing the men to flee. it continued outside, showing police and civilians confronting the tackers. two were killed, the third wounded and captured. >> in south korea, angry family
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members trying to attack the 15 surviving crew members from the ferry disaster as they appeared in court. they are charged with homicide, facing a maximum of death. two more crew members are charged with fleeing that abandoned the ship and nine charged with necessary. more than 300 were killed when that ferry sank april 15. most of them were students. >> we are pleased to report this morning that one of our colleague, one of four aljazeera journalists held in egypt now set to be released on medical grounds. the 26-year-old has been on a hunger strike since january. aljazeera's erika woods reports. >> in prisoned without can charge for 10 months, all along maintaining he had done nothing wrong. five months into his detention, he went on hunger strike. within four months, he had lost almost a third of his body weight. >> i have been detained since 14 of august... >> just days after that video
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was broadcast, he was placed in solitaire confinement. said he had vomited and passed out after being force fed. his family warned again about his declining health. he said he would not stop his protest until he was freed. now a court has ordered that he be released because of his deteriorating physical condition. there is still three aljazeera journalists behind bars in egypt. on monday, the three stood once again in the courtroom cage. it was the final day for defense lawyers to put forward their argue minutes. they'll have to wait until june 23 to hear the verdict. the egyptian prosecution has asked for maximum sentences. that means one could get seven years, while the two others face 15 years. >> the defendant is innocent until proven guilty.
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we have been treated as if they were terrorists, as if we had weapons away a rapist or murderer has television and four ours of outdoor time. we are locked up all day. this is unbelievable. >> they are falsely excused of supporting the outlawed muslim brother hood. aljazeera rejects the charges and since their arrest has demanded their immediate release. >> we feel the court has formed a belief that our defendants are innocent of the charges. they have not done anything they should be facing trial for. i believe the court will acquit them. >> we have to be optimistic. if we lose hope, there's nothing to hold on to. >> since the overthrow of mohamed morsi last year, dozens of journalists and and got visits have been jim prisoned, many without charge. egypt's newly elected presidential sisi is in the process of appointing his new cabinet. while he does, rights groups and media organizations around the
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world will be watching how the new government treats dissent and free speech. >> we're going to hear from the parents of our colleague journalist as they wait for the next verdict next week. >> agonizion wait for sure. >> a federal judge rejected a georgia death row inmate for a stay of execution. 58-year-old marcus we willen is set to die tonight at the state prison in florida. he was given a death sentence for the 1989 rape murder of a 15-year-old girl. he will be the first convict executed in the u.s. since the botched lethal injection of oklahoma inmate clinton locket on april 29. >> gay conversion therapy for minors one step further to being banned in new york state. if approved by the senate, the measure will prevent health care professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of those under 18. advocates for the ban spoke to
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aljazeera. one said he went through the therapy itself as a teen and said it is psychological abuse. >> it's ineffective, very harmful. for myself, i was pretty much a straight a student before the therapy and pretty much almost failed out of high school, barely making it to graduation. since then, i've been in and out of school and going through years of therapy to recuperate living life where i'm starting off where i was at 16. >> health care violators who oppose the law could lose their licenses. >> an alabama supreme court struck down the ban on same sex. civil and guy rights advocates praise the ruling, calling it a step in the right direction. alabama one of a dozen states which have laws still on the books prohibiting consensual
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homosexual sex. >> headlines around the world, this will get your attention. alaska has the highest known rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the u.s. there is a $400,000 study to allow a company to put pregnancy tests in bar restrooms. the thinking is that perhaps it might make a difference to stop a woman from binge drinking. >> sounds controversial, but actually a good thing. it may cause women to say i'm pregnant, we are happens i should not have that. >> prince george has his first birthday, already a trend setter. he sported a red striped outfit at a polo match. according to the london daily mail, they sold you the in less than 24 hours after photos of the young royal were published. they cost about $68.
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every size selling out in a short period of time. >> i mean, i think that design's been around for a while, hasn't it? >> i tried them in my size, by the way, just didn't look good. >> he is a precious baby. he is. >> mission accomplished for astronauts who really want to keep getting their coffee on the international space station. this company has worked with engineers to come up with an espresso machine in space. >> finally. >> this weighs 45 pounds. not anything you can put on your kitchen counter. >> it makes a great cup of joe. >> world cup fever has taken hold in the u.s. >> a huge win by team u.s.a., thanks to a young player who's become a household name overnight. >> i used to go down to the nurse's office every single day. >> they call it a bionic pancreas, a new device connected to an i-phone app that helps
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diabetics regulate blood sugar. >> people thought the world was coming to an end. the clues that lead to our discovery of the day. >> it is 75 degrees already in washington, d.c. and the humidity is not far behind. you are looking live at the capital building in washington. wonder if congress is doing to do anything today. just an editorial remark on my part. just saying. ing.
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america mobile app, available for your apple and android mobile device. download it now >> it is time now for our discovery of the day. archeologists working in egypt at the site of the ancient city found telltale signs of a playing that ravaged. >> researchers found remnants of
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a giant bonfire containing human remains at a site where bodies of playing victims were incinerated. they also discovered bodies covered in lime, hitch has been historically used as a disineffectant. pory was traced to the third century when the playing devastated the roman empire between 250 and 271a.d. >> up next, the u.s. celebrates a victory. >> first, let's look at wet, soggy weather across the u.s. today. >> another wet day in the midwest where we are going to be dealing with strong storms, our patterns not changing that much. from the same areas hit hard with the rain, we are going to see another round of rain. it will shift south and east. nebraska could see more strong storms developing overnight. strong storms moved through the milwaukee area, pushing through
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michigan, in line for heavy, wet weather early in the day. into the afternoon, we'll continue to watch parts of minnesota and iowa, northern areas of missouri, the northeast not getting too wet today, still high pressure holding on. it's going to be a hot, steamy day. the storm system will push east, giving way to a few showers overnight into wednesday. back to you. >> ebony dionne, thank you very much. >> brazilian police arrest protestors outside a world cup match. demonstrators set trash on fire and smashed through store windows on monday. it happened near the stadium where iran and nigeria place their first game in the tournament. 14 people arrested. a similar march was held in rio, two police officers have been arrested for firing live rounds at those protestors.
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>> it sounded like there was a riot in my neighborhood. down to the wire, the u.s. pulled ahead of the world cup, as fans across the u.s. rejoice. we have more. that was one heck of a game. >> who's to say that soccer or what the rest of the world calls football is not catching on in the united states. americans have purchased more tickets to the world cup than any other nationality besides brazilians. those americans without tickets didn't let that stop them from cheering on the red, white and blue. thousands of fans from california to chicago, to brooklyn gathered to watch the opening play against ghana, a team that knocked the u.s. out of two of the last word cups. the white house got in on the act with president obama sending pregame well wishes and vice president joe biden visiting the team before the game. what a game it was. behind an early goal, and a late goal, team u.s.a. won 2-1.
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that was cause for american pandemonium in brazil and the states. >> i can't believe we won! it was amazing! we total did good! >> it was america, that's what it was. >> man, what a beautiful game we played. we played hard, played our hearts out and we deserve to have victory. >> that's right, america takes on portugal monday at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. portugal will be in a must-win situation and that team features one of the superstars of international football, christiano rinaldo. >> how long did it take to get the face paint off? >> hours of scrubbing, hours and hours. my voice still hasn't recovered. >> one of baseball's greatest hitters passed away, tony gwynn
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has been battling facial cancer which he said chewing tobacco company be blamed. he played his entire career with the padres, led in batting average eight times. >> using technology in the fight against diabetes. an engineer helped create an iphone app that helps those with the disease better manage blood sugar levels. this could change the lives of millions of people. >> david was just 11 months old when he was diagnosed with type one diabetes. his life and his parents' lives have resolved around managing the disease. >> i used to go down to the nurse's office every single day. the nurse would call my dad and tell him what my blood sugar was. >> type one diabetics don't
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produce enough insulin. the hormone which converts food into energy, they have to work out how much insulin they need to inject. high blood sugar can cause organ failure, low blood sugar can lead to a seizure or coma. change is coming. david's father is a company creator of the pancreas. the hardware consists of a sensor and two infusion pumps. the software is an iphone app. >> it has a transmitter that sends a radio frequency to the bionic pancreas. the app determines how much insulin is delivered through little tiny needles. >> the device has been tested in three in-hospital studies. >> people were excited about not having to pay nearly as much attention to controlling their
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diabetes, because it's a lot of work and number two, having less highs and lows, which makes them feel a lot better and reduce their anxiety about having a dangerous low. >> the device isn't a cure for diabetes, but goes a long way to relieving the burden of living with the disease. >> almost 2 million americans of type one diabetes. the team at boston university hopes the pancreas can be released in 2017. >> coming up at 8:00, a mos moso born illness making its way to the united states. >> the commonwealth fund ranks america the sickest of 11 richest countries. it was the worst in efficiency, equity and outcomes. it's the fifth time the u.s. has
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held that distinction, ranking worst in the 2010-2007, 2006 and 2004 surveys. the u.k. topped the list, switzerland second best and sweden third. joining us at the bottom of the list is our neighbor to the north, canada. >> twin tornadoes tore through nebraska lately last night. half an entire town was destroyed. >> president obama says he's sending 275 combat ready troops to protect state department officials in baghdad. sunni rebels continue to take control more cities across iraq. >> al shabab claiming responsibility for a second overnight attack in kenya. eight were killed in the violence there. >> vice president biden set to meet with central american leaders over their citizens crossing into the u.s. a former customs official from the bush administration will explain what can be done about the surge in migrants. >> the sun putting on quite the show deep in space.
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that video and others captured by our citizen journalists around the world. >> aljazeera continues this morning. we are back with you in just two minutes. keep it here. here. >> guns... >> there are two to three million guns in a population of only 8 million people. >> ...and gun laws... >> after those laws came in, there have been no more mass shootings... >> how different countries decide... >> their father had a gun... their grandfather had a gun... >> who has the right to bear arms? 5 days: guns around the world a primetime news special series all next week only on al jazeera america
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should juvenile killers serve life without parole? >> the didn't even ask for the money they just shot him. >> horrendous crimes committed by kids. >> i think that at sixteen it's
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a little too early to write him off for life. >> should they be locked away for good? >> he had a tough upbringing but he still had to have known right from wrong. >> when you have people murdering, assassinating in these massachusetts kerrs, you have to stop that. >> two tornadoes in nebraska
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demolish an entire town, leaving a 5-year-old child dead. >> my giants were hurting really bad. i was getting really out of breath, and it was like having a fever. >> the new health threat facing the u.s., a mosquito born illness at high levels in the caribbean, more cases turning in here. >> taking a leap that's not for the feint of heart. a trip down a 5,000-foot mountain. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm richelle carey. residents in one nebraska communities are picking up the pieces this morning after a pair of powerful tornadoes left their community in ruins. >> we're going to have more on the devastation in nebraska in about 10 minutes. ebony dionne is going to look at just who now is facing the threat of more severe weather today. >> president obama is now considering further u.s. military options in iraq,
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ordering 275 troops in to evacuate embassy workers and protect state department officials. >> isil forces took control of a city west of baghdad and one in the north. u.s. officials have talked to iranian diplomats about the situation in iraq. officials say military cooperation is not an option. we have team coverage and want to start with randall pinkston in washington, d.c. what exactly are we hearing from the white house about the possibility of boots on the ground and military action in iraq? >> the last word received from president obama was 275 boots on the ground, soldiers, would go deployed to iraq, not to engage in combat, but to protect the u.s. embassy, diplomatic facilities and u.s. citizens who are there. he met with his team to respond
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to the cries. secretary of state john kerry is saying that iran, a country that the u.s. calls a state sponsor of terrorism, may be part of the solution in iraq. >> we're tope discussions if there's something constructive that can be contributed by iran, if iran is prepared to do something that is going to respect the integrity and sovereignty of iraq and the ability of the government to reform. >> as you indicated earlier, dell, the asks says that the collaboration with iran does not include military cooperation. >> the former secretary of state, hillary clinton speaking out harsh words about the exprime minister al-malaki. >> a lot of people are laying the blame on him for his failure to engage in a cooperative government with all of the parties in iraq, leading to them to feel astr ostracized.
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the president has been calling on al-malaki to form a unity government. former secretary of state hillary clinton doesn't think he'll be inclined to do more than did he in the past. >> i talked to a lot of those sunni leaders. they weren't crazy about living under a shiite dominated regime but were willing to work with al-malaki if he met them halfway. he never did. >> some of the president's critics and some supporters calling on him to urge al-malaki to resign, but secretary of state john kerry says that al-malaki's position is up to the people of iraq. >> randall, thank you very much this morning. >> isil continues to advance inside iraq, taking over city after city. the group says its aim to to create an islamic state in the region. we are in baghdad.
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president obama announced a small number of boots on the ground, 275, the situation is moving very quickly in iraq. tell us what's happening today and specifically how secure is baghdad? >> well, baghdad is said to be a fairly secure town after troops were sent to sensitive locations. what we're hearing is that the iranians are stepping up their help to the prime minister al-malaki, the head of the revolutionary guard, the general is here in baghdad. he brought advisors with him. they are looking to see what they can do. they will be taking any announcements that the u.s. has made and factoring that into
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their decision-making, so lots of things moving very quickly here on the political and diplomatic front but not so much military front. isil keeps making advances. >> isil clearly is a very potent group, moving very quickly. was there ever a serious effort before to try to deal with them? >> isil has been a huge problem for the authorities ever since the situation in syria deteriorated. they've moved across. for three years, the campaign has got worse with car bombs. in january, they tried to do something about them. they simply weren't able to, now that's why we're in the situation we are today. >> the u.s. turns to tehran to stop quell the violence and
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britain decide to say reopen its embassy in iran. that announcement was made this morning. it was closed after an attack three years ago. this time, he says the circumstances are right as the relations between the two countries have thawed in recent months. dana lewis is in london. what can you tell us about this morning's announcement? >> essentially, britain is going to reopen its embassy in tehran, the capitol which was closed in 2011 when the embassy was ransacked and british foreign secretary hague essentially saying that the timing is right, a statement issued by the foreign ministry here and an agreement on how to deal with iran's nuclear program set the ground for this. reading between the lines, you are witnessing a major foreign policy shift from treating iran as an adversary to an ally now.
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>> this comes as iran and the u.s. are beavering up their presence in iraq. could this be a signal that britain is about to get involved? >> i don't think they're going to get involved and they're clear saying they will not get involved in terms of any kind of boots on the ground. they say that they could help the u.s. out in what they term as a passive way, which means that the u.s., if it were to carry out any kind of strikes with attack aircraft, could use runways in britain to carry out strikes on iraq, but they are not going to get involved militarily in terms of putting boots on the ground. >> thank you very much. >> a second attack in kenya by the armed group al shabab. local police say it raided two villages overnight and killed eight on the kenyan coast.
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a hotel and police station were attacked earlier. the kenyan president will address his nation later today. >> 60 killed by barrel bombs in syria. opposition groups saying the helicopters dropped the bombs in aleppo. most victims were at a popular market, wait to go get food add an ate distribution center. aleppo has been hard-hit in the three year syrian civil war. activists say as many as 2,000 people have been killed in those barrel bomb attacks this year alone. >> israel's prime minister is meeting with family members of the three missing teenagers, benjamin netanyahu telling them israel is expanding their search for the boys. they disappeared in the west bank. israeli forces are conducting house to house searches in an investigation. >> scouring the outside west bank for the three missing
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teenagers, israeli soldiers have been searching houses and patrolling here for four days now. arrests have been made. >> one of them was his eldest son. soldiers blew open his front door, injuring a child and turning the house upside down. he said his family are innocent. >> i was handcuffed and thrown outside with my family for hours. when we came back in, the house was a mess, it was trashed. >> most of the search has focused on hebron city, near where the three went missing. >> the israeli government maintains at a these soldiers are searching for hamas activists. they are animate that hamas are responsible for the kidnapping. hamas themselves are keeping very quiet and being vague, not giving any assertions as to whether or not they are or aren't involved. >> israel considers hamas as a
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terrorist ears, and has condemned the group's recent inclusion in a palestinian unit government. >> israeli prime minister bending knelt has been holding daily meetings with hill tear officials. >> we are at the height of a complicated operation. we must be prepared for the possibility it could take time. it is a serious event and it will have serious repercussions. we are operating together in a balanced, responsible and very determined way. >> some palestinians think the kidnappings could be an opportunity to negotiate for prisoner releases. several hundred palestinian prisoners in israeli jails have been on hunger strike for over 50 days now. negotiations cannot happen until someone claims responsibility for the missing israelis, so the intensive manhunt continues. aljazeera, hebron, the occupied west bank. >> 41 palestinians have been
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arrested today, including hamas leaders and politicians, bringing the total number of people in the search to 200. >> a state of emergency now in nebraska this morning follows that powerful storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes. >> two-barreled through a town, responsible for at least one death and 16 injuries. the entire town of 350 people were evacuated overnight. many are returning this morning to find more than half of their town gone. >> we want to turn now to jay gray standing by live. give us a sense of the devastation around you right now. >> overwhelming, dell, richelle, good to talk to you this morning. two people died as a result of the storms. we learned overnight at least 15-year-old little girl, as the sun comes up, you can see some of what's left behind here. we've got a snapped power pole
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here. behind me is twisted metal, cable here in what is left of an s.u.v. there are telephone and power poles down across the entire area as we step over another one here, you can see the path of the tornado came through this way. what little is left as you can see here including the shell of a might be knee van caked in mud, part of an attack a lot of people here say was almost surreal from mother nature. >> there's the other. >> at first glance, it almost seems like science fiction, wind and tornadoes side by side destroying everything in their paths. the raw power and devastation from the storm is all too real. >> the village of pilger is the majority of what was destroyed. >> two of dead, two dozen injured after the twisters ripped apart the small farming
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community of less than 400. >> it's just unbelievable, because you're just kind of in a state of shock, because it's -- you can't believe that it can be gone so fast. >> buildings, homes, anything that was in the way of tornadoes has been leveled, much of it tossed for miles, the rest simply gone. >> it's total devastation and our hearts go out to these folks. we're going to do everything in our power on the state and ultimately on the federal level to get them back. >> it's hard to know exactly where to start right now in a place where so much and so many lives have been left in ruins. >> a state of emergency has been declared and the governor expected to visit this battered community a bit later today. that's the latest live from here in nebraska. i'm jay gray, del. >> reporting live from nebraska, thanks. >> there's a chance for more severe weather today.
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let's go to meteorologist ebony dionne. >> that was an incredible storm there, two tornadoes on the ground at the same time. >> there was almost a third that didn't quite make it down to getting contact with the ground, but you can kind of see a little bit of a funnel developing. today, more of the same. we will have to watch the same vicinity. yesterday we had at least third reports of tornado. it wasn't just nebraska, it was into iowa, as well. this leveled an entire community. you are seeing the very dark color, that is all the debris swept up in the tornado. it lasted for several minutes, both tornadoes on the ground for a little less than 10 minutes. today, we could certainly see more of the same. isolated tornado threat today. we are not expecting the sheer we dealt with yesterday, but we will have the instability. that means strong storms will develop. a frontal boundary is going to stall here.
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today into wednesday, more of the same and heavy rainfall a big threat. many of these areas have already seen three, up wards of five inches to rain. we are expecting more around sioux falls. we already recorded the highest rainfall on record for the month of june and we're expecting more heavy downpours today. at least right now, no watches or warnings. >> it is not smart to drive toward twin tornadoes. >> not at all. >> thank you very much. >> turning now to general motors. it's ban rough year for the detroit automakers as it announces another round of recalls, pulling another three mill plus cars off the road due to ignition switch problems. that's on top of the 2.6 million cars it first recalled when the ignition switch debacle became public. seven models are affected, made during 2000-2014. we are in detroit. another day, another recall for g.m. is it the beginning of the end for this once prominent company?
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>> you know, during a press conference a few weeks ago, the g.m. came forward talking about the internal investigation and she basically said clear that there would be more recalls. i don't think that we are seeing the end of all of these recalls. i want to you take a look at the numbers, where the company stands right now. g.m. so far has 20 million vehicles that have been recalled this year. the company surpassed its old record high, which was in 2004, and involved 10.7 million vehicles. so far, g.m. has sold over 50 million cars and trucks. the company took a $1.3 billion charge in the first quarter of this year to repair these recalled vehicles and that number is expected to go up. again, and you say mentioned, richelle, there was another recall issued yesterday. i want to just get specific about the vehicles involved. they include the buick lacrosse, the chef impala, cadillac devil,
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d.t.s., buick lucerne and chevy monte carlos. i talked to several analysts. they said it's likely sales haven't waived, because a lot of these recalls involved older vehicles. now we are seeing vehicles that are newer. from a customer perspective, if you weren't concerned before, you may be now, so that may have implicate the for the company down the line. >> let's talk about the c.e.o., mary barra. may be problems predate when she became the c.e.o., but she was still with the company when this happened. what do we know about her future? >> well, you hit the nail right on the point there, because she was with the company, been with the company for over 30 years, but the company has made very clear that she was not aware of any of these issues. i think for the most part, her job is safe.
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it will be interesting to see the impact on this crisis, and how the company moves on from here. thank you. >> vice president biden set to meet with central american leaders over a surge of citizens, migrants showing up on the u.s. border. a former customs official will weigh in on what he believes the u.s. needs to do with a surge in migrants. >> word leaders coming together to make a battle plan to protect oceans from climate change. the action already underway to protect the small evident creatures in the sea. >> i will illuminating insects, trying to get a video of how they worked, captured by our citizen journalists around the world. world.
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>> they say turn around, don't drown. >> a video of the sun shows a two our i want which tack place at the end of last month. >> a high tech touch on this footage posted to you tube, bugs flying around a sunset in england. you can see the flight paths, pretty cool and pretty cool night show, too. >> welcome to al jazeera america. up next, we're going to talk about the threat that climbed change is presenting to the multi-billion dollars oyster industry. >> the supreme court upheld that gun buyers must report to dealers when they are purchasing firearms for other people. in a 5-4 decision, the high court took aim at straw purchases. the in the rule, the justice acknowledge that congress has left loopholes in gun control
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laws passed in the 1960ed and 1990's. >> an alabama appeals court striking down that state's ban on gay self. monday, the court overturned alabama's anti sod my laws, declaring it unconstitutional. civil and gay rights advocates call it a step in the right direction. alabama still has laws ohen the books prohibiting homosexual sex. >> president obama taking another step toward erasing same sex discrimination from the workplace. the president will sign an executive order prohibiting discrimination where states do not ban same sex discrimination. >> a proposal will double a protected area of the central pacific ocean that president bush declared a national monument in 2009. if approved, nearly 800,000
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square miles of pristine waters surroundingle islands would be off limits to fishing and energy exploration. >> the effects of climate change are especially hard for businesses, including the multi-billion dollars oyster industry. rising acidity has caused it to dwindle. >> there is no debate about climbed change among over iter farmers. for almost a decade, they have been unable to form shells. the ocean is to acidic, eats away at their attempt to mold the shells to their bodies. it is a result of the carbon dioxide levels. >> this is one of our hatchery buildings. >> main land oyster farmers think they found a fix in the pacific ocean. >> a big hot tub. >> these tanks on the big island of hawaii contain millions of
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baby out of theres. here, they will be able to form their shells before being exported to the pacific northwest suitably armored and ready to grow into duties. hawaiian entrepreneurs are hoping to develop a native oyster industry here. >> this is the most isolated land mass in the whole world. we're a long ways from everything out here. >> you're safe from acid acidification. acidification. >> in hawaii, corals are having
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difficulty forming reefs. >> both coral and out of theres need to absorb calcium carbonate. >> it is likely that the elevation in temperature will push the organisms above their thermal threshold so they don't function very well. it's unclear which of the two eagles will get there first, but it's clear we will get there. >> now, these are getting bigger. >> the oyster hatcheries of ho y of an attempt to adopt to climate change, but even these may one day be obsolete. >> probably one more week and that will be sellable. >> aljazeera, hawaii. >> the acidity of the ocean has risen 30% and could by 70% by 2015. >> there were so many oyster in
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maryland, they used to use the old shells to line driveways. >> what a drastic change. >> temperatures across the nation today, we turn to ebony dionne. >> the heat is on. high pressure is in full control. we're continue to go get the throw of the heat and moisture. it's going to be hot and sticky. in philadelphia around richmond and as we get into the day wednesday, we could close in on close to 100. it's going to feel like that once you factor in the heat and humidity through at least wednesday. >> iraq facing its biggest crisis since u.s. troops left the country. al-malaki's missteps of blamed. >> an illness shown unin 17 countries, putting american officials on high alert. the u.s. may be facing a
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widespread outbreak of an incurable virus. >> racing down a mountain at 160 miles per hour. the risky and one of a kind view two dare devils got to envoy. >> team u.s.a.'s victory over ghana in its opening match of the world cup, more straight ahead on the game and the 20-year-old who is now a national hero because of his game-winning goal. the air or otherwise. >> the president is deploying 275 marines and army troops to the u.s. embassy in baghdad and considering sending in special forces. at the same time as four american warships made their way to the region. sunni
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>> as well as sunni's and kurds. >> we are animate that prime
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minister malaki and his government must do a better job reaching out to all of the representative entities in iraq and bring them to the tail. that has not happened sufficiently. >> when he first took office in 2006, his government was considered inclusive. that began changing nearly the moment u.s. troops left, with the government issuing an arrest warrant for the country's vice president, its top sunni leader. since then, malaki has continued to purge sunni's and kurds from power. we spoke about that with paul salem during iraq's recent election. >> he has really built a very authoritarian concentration of power, alienating the kurds completely that cannot live with the malaki government. they were up in arms politically, now physically. >> many believe the group that
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has now captured the cities thrives because of the political and sectarian conflict, aggravated by malaki's actions. >> many sunnis, mainstream who would like to be represented in baghdad have been disaffected and they've been shown more receptivity to these radical islamists coming in than one would hope. >> malaki has been pushed to share power. now with him anxious for military help, the white house may have more leverage. >> it is becoming stronger and stronger that the message is you have to do something different. we are not going to do it for him. we are not going to write the script for him, but i think our influence is a little bit in our disapproval, as well as our support. >> former top u.s. diplomat in iraq is calling on secretary of state john kerry to go to iraq
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to help broker a unity government. >> we have to do what we can to keep iraq whole, united, stable, restabilize it, and keep it democratic. those are our main interests in iraq. in the region, if this spreads, it's going to be much, much worse than a civil war in iraq. >> speaking today in geneva, ban ki-moon warning that the current instability could lead to increased sectarian violence on a massive scale within iraq and beyond. he is urging the shia led government to take a more inclusive approach. >> egypt's newly presidential sisi swore in a. >> government this morning, his pick for prime minister is a former official and deposed president of the government. the new cabinet will create four
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women. one of four aljazeera journalists is set to be released. he has been on hunger strike in january, held without charge for almost a year now. in a week, we'll know the fate of three other journalists. >> are you more hopeful than 24 hours ago? >> yes, i think in a sense that there's a verdict now, we know there's going to be a verdict in a week's time. at least we can see the end of the tunnel, the light at the end of the tunnel as it's getting a little bit brighter. >> i do take it as a positive sign. clearly, first of all, someone wants to see this matter over.
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>> when you look at the case, anybody surpassing official knowledge of the law would realize that there can be only one verdict, a complete acquittal. yes, i'm certainly positive and can't wait for next week to be over. >> remind us again of the toll of the last six months ever taken on you and the wider family. >> a very dreadful time. a lot of anxiety, a lot of stress, this being now in the six months. we have to be quite open and say that tempers have frayed and patience gone wanting. tensions have been spread. it's extremely hard and getting harder day by day as we approach the hearing. >> do you expect to be celebrating this time next week. >> we do expect to be holefully
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celebrating. >> i have to remind myself and others that we have learned to expect the unexpected and therefore, by nature, being someone who contingency plans, i am also allowing for a range of possibilities. >> three journalists have been in prison for 171 days. >> a federal judge turned down a georgia inmate's request for a stay of execution. the 58-year-old is set to die tonight by lethal injection in georgia. his lawyers will appeal the judge said decision. he was given a death sentence for the 1989 rape murder of a 15-year-old girl. barring a last minute reprieve, he will be the first convict executed since the botched lethal injection back on april 29. >> vice president biden meeting
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with leaders from central america to talk about a growing number of applying grants flooding the u.s.-mexican border. thousands making the dangerous journey based on rumors that once they get to the u.s., they can stay. hundreds of minors are turning up without parents who may be sending them here to seek a better life. we are joined live from washington, chief of staff for the u.s. customs and border protection agency 2005-2009. now a partner at command consulting group. thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you, dell. >> you have seen many of these crossings firsthand. why so many migrants, especially young ones and why now? >> it's a combination have factors. you mentioned there there's a belief right now that a perception of u.s. policy and a reality of u.s. policy, that those who arrive here as unaccompanied minors or women
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with minor children, because we lack the detention capacity, that they're going to be essentially released on their own recognizance, given a notice to appear in central america. >> we just recently aired and incredible documentary called border lands that showed the dangers of just trying to get to this country. a lot of people dying in the desert, why are so many parents willing to risk their lives of their children to allow them to make this journey alone? for a very long time, people have been willing to risk life and death to come to america in the hopes of better opportunity. this is no different. the timing of this and the dangers they face is in part because again, a belief that there's a limited window right now where if you can just get here, you'll be allowed to obtain legal status. >> are you saying that we should expect to say even more surges than we're seeing now. >> if there's not a clear change in u.s. policy, a clear
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statement that people will be returned home, then certainly, it will continue to drive migrants, as well as conditions on the ground. things in central america in some of these countries with gang violence is a factor. the biggest factor right now is a belief if you can just get here within this time window, you will be allowed to obtain legal status. >> is it a clear change in u.s. policy needed? it seems to me what you're saying is that they're confused, have no idea what the policy of this country is when it comes to immigration. >> that is the case. they have heard elements of comprehensive immigration reform. heave heard about the deferred action for childhood arrivals, the dream act kids. as that trickles down through the media and through word of mouth as well as the fact that relatives moo may have tried to get here successfully got through, gained a deferred status to stay, all of that contributes to the belief that
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again if they can just get here now, conditions are such that they may be allowed to stay. >> the drug cartels are taking advantage of this, correct? >> absolutely. they thrive on clutter at the border, border agents having to mix powdered milk for children, rather than on the line allows this to be used as a diversionary tactic. >> thank you for being with us. >> the u.s. is not alone in dealing with immigration. in italy, 62,000 migrants have crossed it's border this year. they have appealed to the e.u. for help, but now are on their own. we have the story. >> for the people, this is their normal source of anxiety, monday morning a volcano supplying out ash and lava.
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in the summer is another source of worry coming from the sea. this far right party marched through the city, asking for an end to immigration after more than 50,000 people from africa and the middle east reach the coast of sicily since the beginning of the year. a small group perhaps, but their sentiment shared by many. >> there are too many migrants in the streets. it's too dangerous for young women to ride around. they get drunk right outside my house. it's absurd. >> i feel for them, but i can't take the bread out of my children's mouth. my children come first, then them. >> the government abandoned us, pocketed the money and left them roaming the streets. >> people say they are bearing the burden of this unprecedented in flux of migrants. with thousands more expected to come, they are tired of waiting for the government to do something about it, and some of
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them have taken the problem in their own hands. >> this lawyer lives in the city center with his wife. he says they are tired of seeing their neighborhood turned into a homeless dormitory and started a residents committee to push authorities to clear up the area. >> many of these migrants live and sleep right under my house. they brought prostitution and they get into fights. this is a beautiful city, but we're losing our sense of safety. >> not everyone in the city is wary of migrants. at this bar, africans and sicilians play and dance together. with hundreds of migrants arriving every day, it's unlikely most residents here will change their tune. >> on saturday, the italian coast guard helped rescue 300 migrants whose boat overturned. ten died.
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>> a group of action crow bats injured last month speaking out for the first time. in may, they were suspended, eight in the air, hanging only by hear hair when the apparatus plummeted to the ground in the middle of the circus in providence, rhode island. four of those action crow bats are expected to talk about the accident today, speaking from a rehab hospital in boston. federal authorities are still investigating that incident. >> talk about your nail-biters, down to the wire, but an upset win for team u.s.a. >> the success turned up the decibel level from court to coast as fans rejoiced and yelled. >> certain americans are really embracing soccer, such as they always do around world cup time. they have purchased more tickets through world cup in brazil than any other nationalities besides the brazilians. >> thousands of fans from
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california to chicago to brooklyn and countless places in between gathered to watch the u.s. open world cup play against ghana, a team that knocked the u.s. out of the last two world cups. >> revenge is on everybody's mind. they've knocked us out of the last two world cups. >> even the white house got into the act with president obama sending pregame well wishes. >> go team u.s.a., show the world what we're made of. >> this is a kick, man. >> what a game it was, behind an early goal from the captain and a late goal jam john brooks, team u.s.a. won 2-1. that was cause for american pandemonium in brazil and the states. >> i can't believe we won! it was amazing! we totally did good! >> it was a miracle, that's what it was. that's what we needed and that's what we got. >> we played our hearts out.
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we deserve that victory. go u.s.! >> that's right, america next takes on portugal sunday at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. portugal is coming off a surprise defeat against germany. they'll be desperate for a win. >> we totally did good. [ laughter ] >> she was having so much fun. >> you think she wanted to say something else but caught herself. >> we're glad she did. >> we want to tell you about sad news in sports. one of baseball's greatest hitters passing away. he had a celebrated life. tony gwynn died after battling facial cancer he blamed an chewing tobacco. he played with the san diego padres, leading the national league in batting averages eight times, finishing with 3,141 hits. >> what an ambassador for the game. >> he was great. >> a new health threat surfacing
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as the summer weather sets in. >> it's showing up on our shores. we'll tell you who may be at risk for contracting it. >> taking the quick way down to mountain, the heart stopping leap by two dare devils. >> we want to check out this, look at that, video of two drivers. we're going to tell you more about it, stay with us. >> he had a tough upbringing but he still had to have known right from wrong. r
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>> video of two wing suit divers leaping from a mountain in china. the two men learning days before their stunt that those leaps are illegal from the mountain.
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it didn't stop them. they captured all of it on their go pro cameras. >> that's remarkable. >> good for them. right? >> yeah. and then they got busted. >> welcome to al jazeera america. straight ahead, we're going to talk about the health risks of sitting too long in front of your computer. >> first, a painful mosquito borne illness has come to the u.s. health officials are doing with an outbreak. there have been 130,000 cases of the virus in the caribbean and saw the america this year, 39 case in the u.s. while the virus rarely results in death, the symptoms can be severe and debilitating. >> ashley manning got her malaria shots before a trip to
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haiti early this month. she wasn't worried about the chicken gagne virus. >> ashley and another mission volunteer did get bit. her symptoms, showing up shortly after she returned to her home in georgia. >> my joints were hurting really bad. i was like getting really out of breath, and it was like having a fever. >> she ended up in the hospital last wednesday. >> my temperature was really high. i was really dizzy and just out of it. >> because there is no cure, doctors can only treat her symptoms. she was on crutches for a week before being able to walk on her own, but the rashes and joint pain continued. >> like right now, if i do that, it hurts my wrist. it was really rough and i can only imagine what it's like to the people in the caribbean, haiti there, suffering with it right now without medication.
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>> the professor of infectious diseases at miami university unions us. doctor, it is not a new virus. we have a map that shows how it has spread through mostly tropical areas. health officials in the caribbean say it is an epidemic for them. is there the potential for it to reach that level in the u.s.? >> well, there's certainly a potential for the virus to establish itself in the united states. this virus mutated around 2005 and became very well adopted to an additional mosquito, not just the original. we have both of those mosquitoes in the united states and quite a lot of one variety. it is quite possible that the virus can establish itself here in the united states. >> how is it diagnosed? some of the symptoms can happen
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to a lot -- is similar to other things. how is it diagnosed? >> right, well, that is correct. there's a number of different viruses that can cause similar symptoms, so you really do have to send it out. there's actually -- you can go to the center for disease control website and you can submit specimen to say them to do a definitive diagnosis of this virus. that's what i would recommend. it will take about three days to get back the results from the c.d.c. >> who is at the greatest risk of catching this? >> the greatest risk as in many diseases, is the very young and the very old. the very old are more likely to have long term complications from this disease, this incredibly excruciating joint pain. the other high risk group are pregnant women, not the women themselves, but to their babies.
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there's a very high risk that the babies can have long term complications. >> doctor, thank you. >> swedive scientists developed a helmet that can determine the type of stroke one has suffered. they believe the technology can increase your chance of survival. the helmet sends micro waves through the brain, that information sent to a computer to be diagnosed. doctors say early detection can dramatically affect the effects of stroke. >> japanese researchers say staring at computer for too long, you blink less and tend to open your eyes even wider.
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>> if the computer screen doesn't get you, the chair might. researchers at washington university found people who sit up to 66% of the day increased their risk of developing certain types of cancer, including colon and lung cancer. doctors detected an increase in people who are active and find themselves sitting every day. they suggest taking breaks and walking around if you spend a lot of time at your desk. >> we called it couch potatoes growing up. >> severe weather plaguing the nation today, following those deadly tornadoes in nebraska. we turn to ebony dionne for more. >> a few severe storms popping up over parts of michigan where we have the cluster of storms that moved across minnesota into wisconsin and now right into michigan where we do have a few thunderstorm warnings. a lot of heavy rainfall, meanwhile, looks like things are quiet for now. that's going to change later
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into the day, mainly late afternoon and evening, we will deal with the threat of strong storms. we have a system in the west that is going to bring the rain right back into the area. we are not out of the woods yet. we are going to be dealing with the heating of the day, increasing the instability. as far as our severe weather threat right now, just a few thunderstorm warnings across michigan. we will still be watching much of the midwest through the day. >> ebony dionne, thank you very much. >> music that can make you millions. a repair violin is up for auction. it was made in 1731, tucked away in the closet of a deceased heiress. there is nothing quite like the sound that comes from a stradivarius. it could tell to $17.5 million. >> after the show, why don't we
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check your closet. >> i just have an old clarinet. >> and probably will find shoes in that closet. >> tomorrow, the washington redskins and senate majority leader harry reid at odds over the name of the football team. >> the senator says he won't go to a game until they change their name. we'll look at the controversy tomorrow. tune in to our special report this week, five days, guns around the world, putting a spotlight on the gun culture here, the u.s. and our countries. >> thank you for joining us. >> just ahead, more on the white house efforts to bring around the world to the table trying to end the violence in iraq. we'll see you back here tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. have a great day. day.
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hello, from doha. this is the news hour on al jazeera. security is beefed up in baghdad as rebels attack a town just 60-kilometers from the capitol. the president, though, insists it wasn't al-shabaab. homes are hit by shields in eastern ukraine as government forces battle prorussia separatists. in an international us the sell of the government debt.