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tv. that's all for now, the conversation continues on the website. check out facebook, twitter and google+. see you next time. hello everybody and welcome to al jaza america. i'm david schuster in new york. john siegenthaler has the night off. it is 11:00 p.m. on the east coast. 8:00 p.m. in the west and you are watching the only live national newscast at this hour. coming up cease fire talk. egypt is now working to broker a deal but will israel and hamas stop their cycle muc of violenc? plus record fine, one of the world's biggest banks has agreed to pay a $7 billion settlement.
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cost of care, could be a model for the rest of the united states. and after the reunion an undocumented teen separated from his family for more than seven years and his tough adjustment to life in america. >> tonight, in the crisis between israel and hamas in gaza. there is a potential break through. a cease fire proposed by neighboring egypt. since last wednesday, viferl viy around the clock, israel has been senting attacks, the national security council said,
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quote, we welcome the egypt's call for cease fire. further escalation benefits no one least of all the israeli and palestinian people. the administration has been deeply engaged in conversations with our partners throughout this difficult period and we will do everything we can to facilitate the return to the 2012 cease fire. meanwhile in israel the air raid sirens and these scenes of people heading for bomb shelters have become a routine. hamas has fired 800 rocks into israel and some has fallen has far away as tel aviv. palestinian fighters sent a drone into israel where israeli forces shot it down. this is footage released by hamas of one of their unmanned aircraft. this is first time hamas has tried to use a drone. earlier we spoke with al jazeera's nick schifrin in gaza
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city. >> david, good evening, all of these signs a diplomatic pause in the fighting. there aren't a lot of details yet but the fact that we're talking about this and the fact that both sides are considering this and discussing it publicly means we are moving towards the end of this particular conflict. what are the details? egypt has proposed a plan that would pause the violence starting istarting for about 12. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is right in the middle. u.s, say he is pushing it and asking for a 12 hour cease fire, perhaps 24 or 48 hours. he's trying to create diplomatic space to fly to cairo, fly to doha, who will be the mediators, and how to move forward are towards some kind of cease fire while the violence isn't happening. no details no agreement but clearly the momentum is toward
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some kind of because in the violence. >> and nick has today been any quieter for the people in gaza? >> david if you look at the numbers it is quieter tonight. if you look around and listen it is much quieter tonight. last night we had a huge barrage from israeli war ships again and again and again all night really hitting north gaza especially hard and yesterday you had a huge number of rockets from gaza into israel. that number has reduced. this isn't about the numbers. there's a huge humanitarian crisis according to the u.n. there is a shortage of medicine in the hospitals. the u.n. is asking for $60 million to help the people of goofsgaza. more than 1200 people had to flee their homes from north gaza out of fear for violence. in this conflict the schools are now shelters. the children do not come here to study. they come here to live. they fled from north gaza to u.n. buildings here in gaza
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city. israel warned them to leave to avoid ar strikes. an entire neighborhood felt compelled to escape. here each family's story is reported time and time again. in each classroom is now a bedroom. this one's only 225 square feet but it hosts 29 people. including the aga family. sabri the mother, hosna the grand motor. a three-year-old, and five-year-old. seen things no one no child should ever see. >> translator: look at us and give mercy. if god gave mercy why can't men? why us? why is this happening to us? where do i get food to need my child? >> reporter: marwan's been violently ill. but his mother can't help them. they left so quickly they brought nothing. they brought blankets from neighbors. >> even if the bombs don't hit us they'll kill us from fear.
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my children cling to me so tightly they won't even let me go to the bathroom. >> hosna shows me photos from a previous war. 2008 they say descrairls bombed their house. -- israelis bombed their house. she returned home to gather supplies. hosna tells me she feels scared here. their home and neighborhood are eriely quiet. >> milmilitary wing of hamas launched this video. we heard two rocket trails
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heading into israel. >> you feel this neighborhood is absolutely abandoned and each one of these houses is empty. but that doesn't mean that it's absolutely silent. we heard palestinian fighters firing rockets into israel and above, the sound of israeli drones. >> that buzz of the drone fills residents with fear and so the few who stayed are now fleeing. as we left, a family escaped with everything they could fit on a cart. they arrived at a u.n. school not knowing how long they will be away from home. israel vows to continue striking their neighborhood until the rockets stop or there is a cease fire. until that happens, these families will be homeless. we'll know a lot more about whether there is a cease fire in a few hours from now. that's when the egyptian proposal of stopping violence takes place and also exactly the same time the israeli cabinet will meet to discuss that egyptian proposal. and again the momentum is
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positive, towards some kind of pause, towards some kind of cease fire but nearly israel or hamas have actually agreed to anything yet. >> nick schifrin reporting from gaza. while there might be a talk of cease fire tens of thousands of israeli soldiers are gathering along the border preparing for a possible ground invasion. >> darted across the field, israel's military is setting up camp. should the order come for a ground invasion it's from these sites the army will launch its assault. but now diplomatic pressure is building to try hold off such a scenario. >> the united kingdom has three objectives, to secure a cease fire to eliminate humanitarian troubles and once and for all. >> 36,000 israeli reservists have now been told to report for duty. preparations are gathering
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momentum. some sort of international mediation seems to be the only way to stop the hostilities. >> what began the killing must stop the killing so finally the victim of this war, the victim of double standard from american and some european countries, finally, we are the victims it will the victims defending. >> hamas has said that they are not willing to stop what they're doing. their aim is to destroy israel. this is part of their charter. this is their goal. all the money they are receiving from their friends in the arab world, is unfortunately going into bombs and missiles instead of education which can be helpful for people in gaza. >> israel's campaign against hamas has relied almost totally on air strikes. should combat troops go in there likely will be more dead and injured and not just palestinians who live in gaza.
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israel's military is going to be much more exposed on the ground than it is in the air. bernard smith on the israel-gaza border. >> we asked about the political motivations of hamas and israel. >> hamas has met their goal which is to lose a few palestinian lives and gin up more anger and hatred for israel which they need for political reasons. they have achieved that goal. neither side is driven entirety e-entirely by kind of logical decision making at this point. what we should be looking for we use this term cease fire but every few years this conflict erupts. there is mont no reason to thins are conflict will not erupt. likely still be there in 2016 and 2017. one question to ask is is there anything going on here that
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which is disincentivize this conflict going back in a few years and i would say there's nothing to indicate that. >> one palestinian and one israel the only hope for peace, every attempt to forge such a situation has failed. paul bebawn join beban has join. paul. >> after the war in 1947 the british turned the issue over to the united nations which then proposed an arab state composed of about 40% of the region of historic palestine. historic war broke out hundreds of thousands of palestinians fled and it was never implemented. 1967, the six day war redraws three quarters of the area. today israeli settlements have chewed away from, the
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palestinian state, the latest efforts to bring the two states together, led by secretary of state john kerry failed in april and of course here we are today. back to rockets and air strikes. so is the two state solution even possible if and when there is a cease fire? earlier i spoke with author reza aslan who says it is time to give up on this idea. >> as horrific as this latest round of violence between the israelis and the palestinians have been and particularly the bombing of gaza i think it's important to remember that this is about the seventh time in which the israeli military has conducted a bombing campaign on gaza in the last ten years. so there's nothing new with regard to what's happening right now. i think what is new is that with each one of these bombing campaigns, the possibility of a protracted peace agreement certainly one that leads to anything akin to a two-state solution becomes more and more a distant possibility.
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>> so cease fire first talk long term peace later. in the short term how account two sides even get to a cease fire do you think? >> as long as the two sides are willing to negotiate, and stop both the indiscriminate rocket fire by hamas and the military incursion into gaza there is every hope that at the very least we can have a temporary pause in the violence. insofar as the medium or the long range concerns go, that as i say is a little bit more of a pessimistic outlook. >> how much credibility does the u.s. have in this region now? >> well, that's a very good question. when it comes to the israeli palestinian conflict the united states has very little credibility indeed with both sides. of course, the disfavorability of the united states with israel is about as high as it's ever
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been. you have a pretty clear rift between the likud government run by priemen prime minister netand the obama government, let's be frank, they don't like each other very much and the palestinians don't have reason to trust the united states. >> do you think this latest round of fire and rocket incursions presents a possibility for moving the ball forward or is the only hope for a cease fire and a return to the status quo and hope something else evolves? >> this is one of the situations in which the status quo is anything but status. the period of tim fact of the mt the situation of the rate of settlements and the occupation in the west bank is at record levels. 2014, the israeli government set a record in the number of settlements that they approved in the occupied territories. that record was beat by the record that was set last year by
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israel. so the settlement enterprise is increasing, not decreasing. so when we talk about status quo, what we mean is a steady progression whereby israel continues to gobble up any lands that could possibly be set aside for a future palestine. at this point the notion of a two state solution is to be perfectly frank a fantasy. you cannot negotiate over how to split a pizza when one side is eating the pizza. and that's precisely what israel is doing in that crude analogy that i just offered. >> we've heard for years the two-state solution living side by side in peace and security an so forth. if that's off the table as you say there's going to have to be a sea change a paradigm shift on both sides. do you think that's even a possibility? >> as difficult and impossible to imagine as it might be right now the fact of the matter is
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that we are already moving towards a single, binational state. there are almost 600,000 israeli settlers in the occupied west bank. it seems very unlikely these 600,000 are going to be removed. the notion of switching land for peace, in other words giving the palestinians some dry area in the negev doesn't seem possible. there is no movement at all, with regard to how to share jerusalem and whether east jerusalem could be the capitol of the future palestinian state, i'm going to be as blunt about this as i possibly can be. there is no longer any possibility for a two-state solution. that sort of possibility came and went some time ago. and particularly when you're talking about the current likud leadership. which the prime minister
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notwithstanding is adamantly against the possibilities of a viable palestinian state. at a certain point we are all going to have to undig our heads out of the sand and come to the only realization that is possible now, that we are already living in a seasonal binational state. it is an unequal binational state. and so the only path forward now is for us to talk about how to create equal representation for the palestinians who are already living under israeli leadership. under the israeli government's whims. >> reza aslan, author of the book zealot. the life and times of jesus christ. thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me. hopeless like rearranging deck chairs on the titanic instead of looking for iceberg
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but david, leaders making painful decisions and a lot more imagination than the ones we seem to have in place now. >> paul beban, thank you. tonight, the muslims protested the white house ramadan dish. breaking the fast for muslim holy month. the president addressed the middle east, calling the death of palestinian civilians a tragedy. but the american arab antidiscrimination committee urged muslims to boycott the dinner arguing that president obama has condoned the killing of palestinians in gaza. not all prominent muslims agreed with that. not help advance an agenda on the policy matters we care about. straight ahead: record fine. we will break down the $7:billion citibank settlement
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>> one of america's largest banks has been hit with a multibillion dollar fine. citigroup has agreed to pay for its part in the mortgage crisis that sparked the great recession. rosalyn jordan has this report for washington. >> $seven billion, that's the cost to citigroup for its role in the twaif financial crisis. >> the bank's misconduct was egregious and under the terms of the settlement the bank has admitted to its misdeeds in great detail. shattering lines and livelihoods around the country and the world. >> the bank then packaged loans and sold them to investors knowing they were bad investments. when the housing market collapsed, everyone lost. homeowners lost their houses and investors lost their money. the collapse of the housing market was at the heart of the recent global recession. out of the $7 billion citigroup
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must pay, the u.s. government will collect a $4 billion fine. the states will receive a half billion dollar fine. and consumers will share in a $2.5 billion compensation fund. but government lawyers admit they don't know how many homeowners will get help. they say some of the money will be used to build affordable housing and to help some families who are now renting. citigroup has long insisted it didn't do anything wrong and tried to bargain for a lower fine but prosecutors held firm. >> we came very close to litigation, we were prepared to file this case. >> they insisted that the case is not over and the company and its officers could face criminal charges. no one is above the law. rosalyn jordan, are al jazeera, wash.
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>> vlali velshi joins us. >> they said citibank was taking these mortgages, bundling them together. mixing in bad mortgages with mosgood mortgages. they knew this and as a result the attorney general, the department of justice said you guys are going to have to pay. and in the end the government wanted $12 billion, they ended up getting $7 billion, of which a big portion is the civil penalty. this is government saying we've got some teeth. we're actually going to hold these banks to account for triggering the financial crisis. >> other than the treasury getting this money, will the
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homeowners see any of this? >> it is made up of a bunch of different parts. yes, we don't know exactly how it will be divided up but some of it will be going to the federal deposit insurance corporation but the lion's share is to reducing principal. if you were one of the people affected during the financial crisis, it's going to be complicated to prove you are a recipient of this but the principal you owe on your mortgage could actually be reduced. again this is yet to flay out. we're going ohave to see how this is applied but in theory it's supposed to actually help people who were affected by the misdeeds of the bank. >> j.p. morgan paid a fine last year but was not as severe. who's next in this? >> probably bank of america. the justice department made it clear they are going after others. at the heart of this activity. so you could expect those things
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to happen. the other thing you'll remember david in the old days people used to be able to pay these fines, these corporations would pay these fines and not admit any guilt. in this case they've had to admit responsibility and the attorney general has been very, very clear that they are not absolved of criminal responsibility. these are civil fines. they are not absolved of criminal responsibility. there are still a lot of people out there david who feel someone in a position of authority should go to jail for nearly sending the world into a financial tailspin so they're keeping their options open. it's unclear as to whether they've got their sights on anyone in particular but not off the hook necessarily because of paying this fine. >> ali vel shish velshi, host il money." a suddenly hail storm interrupted a group at the
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beach, people running out of the water, two people reported to have died during this freak storm. meteorologist kevin corriveau is here with more. kevin. >> that's right in that particular situation david we were looking at actually temperatures that day 98° so that was very unstable conditions. unfortunately it was deadly and that storm moves through and we saw a lot of damage associated with it as well. we're also watching what is happening here in the philippines. this typhoon ramasoon is coming close to the island of samar which was hit last year by another typhoon which was very deadly. but this storm is not as strong but we are still going to be seeing incredible amounts of rain over the next several days. the storm is going to take you through central luzan. 16 to 20 inches of rain falling especially tot right side of the storm or across to northern
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luzan. the philippines do not handle typhoons very well at all. we are looking for incredible amounts of flash flooding over the next day, on wednesday i do expect the city to have massive amounts of flooding in manila. the city is below sea level in some locations so this storm is going to cause quite a bit of problems there. >> kevin thank you. after the reunion, how a mieg rapt child is adjusting here in the united states after being separated from his family for over seven years. the mother of a shooting victim wants to know why police are struggling to solve her son's murder. really made us think about this process of coming out. >> meet the committed couples >> gay marriages, straight marriages... have the same challenges. >> it's all about having the same options as everybody else. same options as everybody else. i [ grunting ]
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coming up, chicago violence, another weekend of shootings and the mother of a murder victim is fighting so her son is not forgotten. drugs and the nfl, new allegations of widespread painkiller abuse. millions of pieces of space debris circling the earth. along the u.s. mexican border nearly 60,000 children have been found heading north alone since october. the united states has begun to send some of those children back. the plane of migrants landed in honduras today and there are several bus loads of young people heading back as well. meanwhile the obama administration is lobbying states to host thousands of others. the president has also asked
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congress for 3.7 billion to pay for the care and processing of these children. republican lawmakers are resisting. the government prosecutes every child who enters the immigration children. some lawyers and civil rights groups demand that the parents have legal representation as well. >> migrants arrived in st. joseph's catholic church in fontana, california. >> we also want to let them know that there are people here in the united states who love and support them, that are praying with them and for them. >> reporter: local residents brought clothing and toys for children. >> the couple in the church will tell us we are here we are okay. >> sharp contrast to these angry antimigrant demonstrations in
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the murietta california. a prominent legal rights association has sued the obama administration. helping understand the legal immigration system. with the civil liberties union in san jose, california. >> there is no way a 16 or 17-year-old child can grasp the complexity of the immigration law. the government pays for an attorney to prosecute every child going through immigration proceedings and the question is do we want them to present it by themselves or sit fair to have a lawyer make the case? >> the mast movement of the central american children presents a challenge to president obama's policies on human rights and the treatment of refugees. >> just as the administration calls on jordan to take in syrian refugees or other countries take on refugees from
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wherever it may be now we are being asked to do the same for what is undoubtedly in part a massive refugee crisis in central america. and the history will judge whether we were hi hypocrites or instead whether we were true to the basic principles and values of our country when it comes to treating people who are fleeing violence and persecution. >> thousands of migrants women with young children have entered the u.s. from central america. some estimates say it will be 90,000 by the year's end. rob reynolds, al jazeera. >> two weeks ago, morgan radford introduced us to one of those kids a 15-year-old from honduras, now she has more. >> well, david we've seen lots of stories lately about kids crossing the border. some even lucky enough to be
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reunited with their families. but what we don't often see is what happens next. what does that transition look like, those first days living in america. i went to find out. an emotional reunion, this is 15-year-old manuelito seeing his parents in more than a decade. trying to cross the border alone he got caught in texas and spent time in a juvenile detention center. immigration authorities reunited him with his parents who were undocumented immigrants in the united states. two weeks later i decided to visit him. >> it's been a custo couple of s now that he has been home with his parents. he hasn't seen his father for eight years. we're going to talk to him to see how his adjustment has been
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so far. but whether we got there, he didn't want to come out of his room. after the hugs and the happiness of that reunion, new realities are starting to settle in. it was clear that manuelito was struggling to have adjust. we are outside because he doesn't want to speak. why do you think he doesn't want to talk? >> i don't know why he doesn't want to talk. he is very timid. >> do you think he is traumatized in some way? >> translator: well, i think he is. he does have some trauma for being cooped up for so long. >> reporter: still, no one was entirely sure why he suddenly refused to speak. even his grandmother who had come all the way on honduras on a visitation visa just to help her grandson adjust. do you think he's changed? >> translator: yes, he's happy. it's hard in honduras.
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the gangs kill them just for fun, just to watch them die. and then he was threatened over a cell phone. telling him he was going to die. he couldn't go out. even the birds rejoice when they are free. >> maybe it was hearing his grandmother cry tears of joy that finally gave him the courage to come out. >> translator: manuelito, how do you feel being in the united states? >> translator: very good. i feel happy to be with my parents again. whether i was in immigration that was the worst thing that ever happened to me. i felt totally hopeless. i wanted to get out of there. it was only eight days but i wanted to get out of there. >> reporter: while he won't elaborate on his detention he is focused on his future. he place basketball every day with his cousin and his dreams are as high as his jump shot.
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>> translator: i want to be a good person and i want to have a good job to fight to support my parents just as they have done for me. >> reporter: even though he has all the trappings of a teenage american boy it's clear that the real adjustment has just begun. manuelito is one of 50,000 immigration cases pending in new york state. manuelito's story is proof that beyond the bureaucracy, child immigrants face a number of challenges once they get here. adjusting to their life in the united states. >> paul beban is here for tonight's briefing. paul. >> the government of israel is considering a cease fire proposal put forth by egypt. hundreds of rockets have been launched fra gaza into israel.
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the proposed truce would start in just a few hours and be followed by talks on a long term cease fire. the sergeant who has been released by the taliban in may is being released. to regular duty. fort sam houston. there is still anen ongoing investigation into bergdahl's disappearance in afghanistan in 2009 which led to his capture by the taliban. deadly fighting at libya's airport has destroyed almost all the planes there. shells ruined 90% of the aircraft, rival groups have been battling for control of the airport. united nations has pulled staff out of libya due to security concerns. withdrawal is temporary for now but the airport in trip tripoli remains closed.
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>> thank you paul. met with president goodluck jonathan, raya reggae reports. >> she came to highlight their reality. from one survivor to another. pakistani survivor malala youseffsai. >> they told her how the gunmen came when they were sleeping and how they later got away. they pleaded with her to press for rescue of their school mates. it's been more than 90 days since these parents last saw their daughters, abduction brought unprecedented international attention to the oppression in event nigeria.
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she urged president goodluck jonathan to spare no effort to rescue the missing girls. >> my duty is to speak up for the nigerian girls. >> did you address with president jonathan the issue? >> i told him it's your responsibility to listen to your people. he made two promises with me and the first promise he made is he's definitely going osee the parents of these girls. because these parents need his support. a second promise that he made was the girls would soon be released and they have many, many solutions but they would choose the best solution in which the girls come home safely and alive. >> how confident are you that in time the president will deliver on his promises? >> i am trusting him and i believe he will make good his promises but i'm not waiting for what he's going to do.
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i consider it my responsibility to continue this campaign and i will be counting days until these girls are released. they are my sisters. this is my campaign, i'm going odo it. i won't wait for someone else. >> malala sawed to draw attention to the girls globally and nigeria is one of the worst school attendance in history. not only the future of those in captivity but also those who are free. al jazeera abuja. >> back in the united states, in chicago gun violence made this past weekend another deadly one. four people were killed and more than 30 others were injured. this follows an eruption of gun crime over the 4th of july weekend when at least 60 people were injured. chicago residents are once again asking the police to do more to combat gun crimes but with all the violence police are struggling and many cases are
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going unsolved. ash-har quraishi reports from chicago. >> a lot of people say he was an old soul, nice and polite. >> for more than 19 years tanya birch has searched for the killer of her son. she hasn't made much progress. >> i called often because they weren't calling me. even when my son died they didn't come to me. they solve the cases they want to solve. but i make sure i call. >> reporter: why do you call? >> because my son's murder is not solved and there is somebody out there who knows what happened. >> tanya's son was liefg of leaving a block party. he ran a block before collapsing here at the intersection of south peoria and west 76th
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street. he died. >> how many people would have seen what happened that night? >> i was told when i passed out my flier i was told at least 150 to 200 people. >> and no one came forward with information? >> not a one, no one came forward. >> police say oftentimes witnesses and even victims refuse to cooperate. a code of silence, no snitching. >> of those 130 were solved which means about 74% of the time somebody got away with murder. >> it begs the question of why. because it used to be that homicide was the easiest crime to solve but that's changed. >> in the absence of willing witnesses to come forward with information, how much can police and prosecutors really do? >> without the cooperation of witnesses or other people who might have information about the shooting it's a challenge to the police. >> reporter: but mothers who have lost children to chicago's
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gufn violence likes tanya birch have not given up. how much effort have you gone out to find information about your son's death? >> i repeatedly go out. i put up fliers. i have put up a billboard. reward money, we did a raffle. >> how long are you going to be looking for these answers. >> until i find some solution. as long as i'm on this earth i'm in it. >> reporter: ash-har quraishi, al jazeera. national football league allegations of prescription drug abuse. stem from players claims that are already part of a civil lawsuit. jonathan betz has been following the story and has the latest. >> now the feds appear to be interested in accusations of rampant painkiller abuse among the players.
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another potentially big hit for the nfl. the new york daily news reports the drug enforcement administration is now investigating the league for possible drug violations. it comes two months after hundreds of retired players sued the nfl. accusing it of drugging them legally with painkillers to keep them playing even when hurt. >> what you have in the nfl is a bunch of ans the an answer thet painkillers. >> if you are a player who can't play hurt, in all likelihood you won't last. kept him playing even with knee and shoulder injuries. decisions he said that led to
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chronic pain. >> when i played it was very common. it was routine. every sunday there was someone getting shod shot up. >> serious allegations now raising criminal concerns. neither the nfl nor the dea are commenting but the lawsuit has grown, now 750 players have signed on. >> jofnt thank you. what we think is a medical emergency is not always a matter for the er. in fact coming to the emergency room for minor problems help drive up health care. allen schauffler reports from seattle. >> heart palpitations put this patient right where he should be. in the emergency room getting a thorough evaluation from er doctors and nurses. >> i'm joe, nice to meet you. is it chris or christopher? >> and next door a patient with a sore toe is where he should
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be, at a walk in clinic receiving treatment from a nurse practitioner. >> putting the two together for are comprehensive care. >> howard springer ever seattle's swedish hospital. >> ear aches, things that you don't need to go into a full emergency room. >> 95% of hospitals reported avoidable er visits as a problem. a study defines 11% of er visits as potentially woiblg, anybody coming to the er room seeking medical care receive treatment no matter what it's for. suggesting alternatives that they could say go to the clinic just down the way and receive a more appropriate level of care for cheaper. they just can't suggest that. but patients coming to the emergency room here might walk by the after-hours clinic and
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get the hint. >> oh, okay, maybe that's what i need. maybe i don't really need to go in where all the ambulance traffic is. >> reporter: the after-hours clinic supported by grants and federal money pays the hospital $1 a year in rent and shares space used for other purposes during the day. the seven month old partnership benefits both entities. the er is right this in case walk in patients have serious problems and the clinic gets to see more people whom they can help get into the health care system. >> we are helping get people out of the er that don't need to use those resources and we are getting people into our organization into health care. which is what we want to do. >> it's a partnership both partners hope can be a model for others. >> follow us. we've worked out some of the kinks. see if you can apply it in your region because we think you can be successful.
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>> community clinic and major hospital, both hoping to provide the right care at the right place at the right price. allen schauffler, al jazeera seattle. >> in tennessee today family and friends of newsman john siegenthaler sr. celebrated his remarkable life. siegenthaler died on friday. he's being remembered for his devotion to human rights and social justice. in the 1960s where much of the media in the south ignored the growing resistance to racial equality, siegenthaler led his paper the tennesseeian in social justice. our colleague his son john spoke. >> who knows how much life is left. since that day 50 years ago, i have felt your every blet was mine and mine yours. we fear not the future, you and i. when my breath is gone, it will
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still be yours. tomorrow, is ours. because the past and the present has been and is, with all these incredible years can mean, i love you. we love you, dad.
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>> earlier this evening we were talking about the storm that is about to make its way towards the pill peens. pill -- the philippines, take a look at the front that's
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bringing heavy rain showers. major delays at the airports this evening and we do expect those delays to continue until tomorrow. the rain will be extremely heavy. flash flood warnings were in effect earlier and that is still going to be a major problem. now tomorrow morning the rain is going to continue. we expect to see problems here but take a look a little bit more towards the west. we are seeing improving weather conditions out here and that is going to be making its way through region. for new york this is our forecast for the next couple of days. we are going to be seeing some stormy conditions on tuesday a little bit of stormy conditions on wednesday but as we go through wednesday things are going to look much better and drying conditions all through the weekend. here in the northwest we have seen warm heave wave conditions. temperatures though are on their way down. for seattle, 88° on wednesday by the time we get to the weekend by saturday we're going to be a little bit more like normal.
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that's a look at your national weather. your news is next. >> the ufs government now has a plan to clean up the garbage in the xo sphere. small pieces of debris moving at thousands of miles per hour. jacob ward reports. >> at this point, we're probably familiar with the opening scene
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of gravity. where colliding particles ends all communications on earth. it's got a technical term, kessler cascade. it is just that it doesn't happen over the course of a few minutes, as in the movie, it takes decades. in 2013 a chinese missile test blew up and created 3,000 new pieces of debris. you could hear the air traffic controllers smacking their heads at the same time. another accident created another 2,000 pieces of debris. there's about two years between a impact in a kessler cascade. a decade from now that kind of impact will happen every five years. it's starting to speed up so something has to change. right now the department of defense keeps track of all
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things in the heavens. the air traffic control system in space. it's tracking 27,000 pieces of debris at the moment. it can't see debris closer than four inches across. it paid lockheed martin to develop a system to track debris that is smaller. the space fence which is what the system is called is really just an early warning system. it won't clean up the debris. it won't shoot it down. but it will give the air force a way to provide a warning that one of their birds is in the way of in-coming scrap metal. it will be a full time radar system based in hawaii beginning 2014, rather than being specifically tasked to watch over them. it will be amazing. last week pretty spectacular
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footage surfaced in australia, a piece of a russian rocket falling back into the earth. right now you can't get permission to launch a satellite unless you have a plan in place to deorbit it, to tip it back towards the earth where at the time fall to its death against our air. but even that is not enough. the kessler cascade is happening right now. so space engineering are looking for active ways to antidebris space. accident happening debris to slow i.t. down so that debris falls back into the atmosphere and burns up. this lockheed martin system will give us a good look at the sky but we're at the saturation point. ists time send a broom up into space. >> jake ward in san franciscan. the picture of the day, our freeze frame, from minneapolis,
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minnesota. over the home run derby, something more to gaze at than epic smashes over the fence. tomorrow, the best face off in the league's annual all-star game. i'm david schuster. "america tonight" is up next.
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