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rick. tomorrow the zika virus spreads on american soil for the first time. i'm ray suarez. that's the "inside story." have a great night. ♪ >> this is aljazeera america. live from new york city. i'm tony harris. turning to new hampshire after an historic win tonight for hilliary clinton. and ted cruz, the battle for the granite state heats up, and the fbi joins n. and the federal prosecutors are investigating the contamination of flint's drinking water. a court date for bill cosby, and federal prosecutors are arguing for the case to be throne out and not so fast.
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the role of women on the front lines. blank so after a night of surprises in iowa, the 2016 race for the white house today shifted east as all of the presidential candidates con verge new hampshire. senator ted cruz will be looking again to the polls. the polls in the granite state for donald trump holds a big lead. on the democratic side, hilliary clinton won what was the closest race in iowa caucus history. but one week before the new hampshire primary, several polls show her trailing vermont senator, bernie sanders. lisa stark joins us from milford, new hampshire, at a rally for donald trump. lisa >> reporter: we are indeed. the crowd shouting, we want trump! a loud and enthusiastic crowd
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here. donald trump is in the building, but he's in another room holding a news conference, saying that he feels good about how his campaign did in iowa, and taking credit for the turnout in the republican caucus. trump is pulling very well here in new hampshire, coming off of the loss in iowa, he's hoping to secure his first victory here. on the democratic side, the woman, the candidate, hilliary clinton, who barely won her victory there, hasser returned to new hampshire, a state that has been very good to her. after iowa, a double dose of the clintons to whip up support in the next contest. >> and i am so thrilled that i'm coming to new hampshire after winning iowa! >> reporter: it was a squeaker of a win, but the campaign will take it. her supporters told her that she has to work hard to
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battle bernie sanders, who has a lead in the polls. so he's looking ahead. >> new hampshire is going to have to decide who can go toe-to-toe with the republicans to make sure they don't wreck us again. >> reporter: sanders, from neighboring vermont, is well-known and well liked in new hampshire. >> last night we began the political revolution, not just in iowa, not just in new hampshire, but all over this country. >> reporter: the polls are likely to tighten before the primary next tuesday, but even hilliary clinton's number one supporter told aljazeera she has her work cut out for her. >> i think she'll win if she gets the debate and we have enough time. we'll see. >> what we saw last night, was we saw that old reagan coalition coming back together again. >> reporter: on the republican side, while ted cruz has a win in his column, adding
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another one here may not be easy. >> he's going to have more of a challenge here. it's more of a democratic makeup here, a lot more libertarian and less social. and religiously conservative. >> reporter: more establishment candidates, such as marco rubio, who can pull out another surprise showing in new hampshire. >> i can grow the conservatives and take our message to people who have not heard it before and take themosm >> reporter: he's squaring off against the three governors, and as for donald trump, he has a wide lead in the polls, but what now, after iowa? >> reporter: do we think that some air will be out of his balloon now that he's not the winner? >> that's the concern for the trump folks. he has to win here, and a second or third finish, i think that other candidates will be embodied to go after him aggressively. >> reporter: so for both sides, it's critical, in a
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state known for weeding out some candidates and propelling others forward. now, there are still voters in new hampshire who have not made up their mind. they will have plenty of opportunity, lots of events, and millions of dollars in television ads and the debate on the democratic and the republican side before 24th go to the polls next tuesday. >> okay, i'm going to try a question here, and it's getting awfully loud there. is this a do-or-die for any the candidates? i'm thinking about the candidates on the republican side that didn't do so well last night. >> reporter: right, first of all, even trump needs something in the win column. the candidates on the republican side, they need to show some momentum, tony, because if they don't, the voters are going to start drying up. jeb bush, if he doesn't win, he will go on longer, but he has to show that he's picking up
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more votes or his donors will be looking elsewhere as well. >> lisa stark, in new hampshire. and andrew smith is a professor of political science at the university of new hampshire, and he joins me here from a durham, new hampshire, and it's good to have you on the program, professor. tell me the way in which new hampshire is a very different audience for these candidates than iowa. >> to start with, turn out is significantly different. the last time we had competitive primaries, 64% of the eligible voted in the primaries, and that means that the people voting in the primary are not typically activists. they're regular voters who don't pay a lot of attention to politics and who will choose
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between many candidates, because they're okay to them and they will make the decision at the end of the race. >> gotcha, has the lectorate changed since 2008? and i'm wondering, it seems that the survey center there, is polling keeping pace with the habits of those who are moving in to the voting pool these days? >> that's a real problem, and let me set this up. new hampshire is one of the only states in the country that has significant migration into it. only about one-third of the adults who live here were born here. most people came from someplace else. and since 2008 until today, about 30% of the potential voters in the state are different people. 18% moved into the state and 12% turned 18 over that period. and that presents a particular problem for pollsters, because many pollsters use previous
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primary voter lists, the sampling frame. and if you just used previous primary voters as your sample frame, you can systematically exclude the young voters and those arriving in the state. >> are we using people using sole cellphones yet? >> we use both people with cellphones and people with land lines. we get 75% of our interviews over cellphones. >> let's go to the issues. what is issue number one for new hampshire democrats? >> for democrats, it's jobs in the economy. 23% say that, and importantly, another 10% specify that more, saying that income equality is the most important issue. that's important to understand, because these are issues right in bernie sanders' wheel house. he's speaking to the new hampshire voters upset about inequality and the state
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of the economy. hilliary clinton has had a difficult time of that, and has been much better on foreign policy issues. >> what's for republicans. >> foreign policy. this is a shift. foreign policy issues was a shift after the attacks in paris, and in san bernardino. you saw issues about terrorism, foreign policy, and things outside of the united states really jump up. and that's kind of changed the dynamic a bit and moved it away from the issues with jobs and the economy, which is one reason that you don't see the governors catching on, and it raised the importance of immigration as well. because immigration is being linked to those people who are potentially able to come across the border in the united states, so it has become a much more significant factor in the republic race here. >> i wonder, i'm listening to so many of the analysts and pundits talking about who has
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momentum, and who has the most momentum heading into new hampshire. i'm wondering, are you in the camp of those who believe that hilliary clinton and donald trump come to new hampshire wounded by their showings in iowa, clint on wins, but it was not impressive and trump loses? >> let me separate them. the democratic lectorate first in new hampshire and iowa are very similar. historically candidates who do well in iowa do well in new hampshire again. and clinton though, i don't think is able to say that she exceeded expectations in iowa. and sanders can credibly say that he did. and i think that if we leave it as the status quo, it puts sanders in good position. on the republican side, the iowa lectorate and the new hampshire lectorate, very very different. there's not of correlation between the two states at all.
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but oval, both iowa and new hampshire had intensive campaigns for at least six months, really closer to a year here, and they have run independent of one another. and historically, there has not been that much impact from between a loss in iowa and new hampshire. >> the governors there in new hampshire, kasich and christie and bush, can they make a difference? an impact based on what kind of an argument? >> well, that remains to be seen over this last week. we're seeing that donald trump is just under 30% in the recent poll, and there are five candidates struggling around 10%. rubio, cruz, the three governors. all of those governors, and cruz and be rubio have an opportunity to break out here. they all have the resources to be able to do it. and they all have campaign organizations in the state to
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be able to do it. and they have to take advantage of the breaks afforded them over the last week and what they can make for themselves, particularly in the debate on saturday night. >> andrew, good stuff, an be associate professor of political science at the university of new hampshire. thank you, a pleasure, sir. today, the fbi confirmed its involvement in the crisis in flint, michigan, over the lead contamination of the city's drinking supply, and also today, the chief administrator met with community leaders in flint. roxanne has more for us. >> reporter: tony, today, the mayor met with the media, both to fix the immediate problems that have existed for two years now, and they have vowed to find out what happened and why. the fbi says that it's teaming up to investigate the flint water crisis, with several federalling agency, including the environmental protection agency and the u.s. postal
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inspection service, and federal prosecutors in michigan. the fbi said that it's focus will be on anybody who has violated federal law. on tuesday, flint's mayor called for the speedy removal of lead pipes from the city's water system. starting with those with the highest risk of exposure. >> went to start with the homes with kids under six, and pregnant women. and this must happen immediately. i'm morally obligated to use every bit of power and authority that my office has to make flint's water safe and the city successful for the people who live and work here. >> reporter: under a state appointed emergency manager, flint switched it's water supply in 2014 to save money, and it began to use the flint
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river, and it polluted the tap water. the first trip to flint for the start of the water crisis, promising to dedicate all resources to fight the crisis, which she called socking. >> we're not going to resolve this problem overnight. we're going to have to work together, and it's going to take both short and long-term commitments, and we're here for the long haul. >> mccarthy acknowledged that it called for an investigation after races of lead were discovered in flint's water. and she also made it very clear that the failure to implement corrosion controls has led to the crisis. >> we're here today because the state appointed emergency manager made the decision that the city of flint would stop purchasing treated water that had well served them for 50 years, and instead purchase untreated water and not treat that water.
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all to save money. >> reporter: the epa administrator urged the community to continue using bottled water until all tests and chemical treatments are complete. >> did you hear that? all to it save money, drawn out for dramatic effect. roxana, appreciate it. and at the bottom of the hour, i'll speak to a flint activist about her poisoned water, and how she's still getting billed for it. a powerful winter storm is making its way across the heartland, shutting down highways from iowa to utah. and the snow arrived last night just as the caucus gatherings ended. and today much of the midwest experienced blizzard condition. kevin is here, and there's a lot going on in your world to talk about. that's right, tony, two different weather scenarios.
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we're talking about the storm to the north. as well as we have the severe weather to the south. that's where i'm going to go first, down here to the southern part of the storm. we're seeing tornadoes popping up in mississippi as well as alabama. let's show you how they're developing over the last severaller hours, and we're talking about lines of severe weather. one of the biggest has been coming through mississippi and moving through pa alabama. carrollton, an emergency with that particular line, and we're looking ating thunderstorm warnings being issued across the area. we have seen about seven tornadoes there, and the throat is not over. we were going to be seeing a lot of activity for the next 4-6 hours across this region. most of mississippi is under tornado watches, and still, louisiana and alabama. but the area of red that you see, those are tornado warnings, and they keep getting shifted more to the north and the northeast, and we're picking up more activity down
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here in the southwest, which we're going to be watching very carefully here. i want to take you up to the north, the winter part of the storm, and i want to show you video that came out from parts of denver, colorado. this was at the airport. we were talking in denver, more like 500 to 550 flights canceled because of that particular storm. and also, they saw in some areas, 3 feet of snow. i want to show you where the big threat is going to be right now. we're talking blizzard right now, and that was the big warning last night into iowa before the caucuses. while we're still looking at parts of nebraska, iowa, as well as south dakota in that region, we're going to be talking about the winds here. wait until you see the purple. we're talking about winds that are basically over 40 miles per hour sustained, and when you add that to the snow, that's why you have the blizzard and that brings down the visibility and that's why the roads are
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closed across the region. and also up here toward minnesota, if you want to fly in and out, we're talking about five hour delays in that city alone. >> that's nasty stuff there. >> a nasty storm. >> thank you, and coming up on the program, fighting the zika virus as the number of cases in venezuela grows, and the government comes under fire from estimating the price of be liberty and security of what happened in france after the paris attacks.
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>> the first known case of the zika virus, transmitted bisexual contact has been reported in the united states. the officials in dallas said that the anonymous woman caught the disease from someone visiting venezuela, and she's not pregnant. meanwhile, aljazeera's virginia lopez reports from caracas on the strain to bring zika under control. >> at the tropical diseases capital of caracas, the doctors are confronting a disease that they know very little about, and for which the local authorities gave no warning. the zika virus expected to affect as many as 4 million people around the world, is being diagnosed here because of its symptoms, fever, joint pain and skin rashes. doctors are training far behind
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the virus, and the country's situation is only bound to make things worse. >> we have very limited tools, basically, because we have no reacttives for diagnoses, and we lack tubes and syringes, there's a general lack of supplies. >> reporter: what they find more alarming, the lack of information about the zika virus from the ministry of health. and what that says about the country's health system. >> we're facing the perfect storm. we're in a country with a financial crisis, with severe shortages of everything, and on top of that, with an emergency. we can't manage it, let alone the emergency. the niptions of the crisis far exceeds the capabilities of the health ministry. >> reporter: they first recognized the first cases of zika last thursday. >> people were anticipating that zika was going to happen. the virus has been here for at
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least a month. and there should be a statement from the government officials to help to minimize the problem. >> the officials have recently reported a height in the symptoms, but keeping a close eye is almost impossible, because the ministry of health stopped publishing epidemiology a year ago. >> the syrian army is momenting an offensive to cut off the supply lines to rebels in aleppo, it's backed by russian airstrikes as the most intensive yet. the started area allows rebels to bring in supplies from turkey. this as they are going to geneva for planned peace talks to end the war. it has been nearly 3 months since the deadly attacks which
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sparked an emergency, and the government will give the police sweeping powers for arrests. but activists are questioning the need to give authorities more power. >> in the land of liberty and equality and paternity, matters of security are now center stage. since the terror attacks, france has been living under a state of emergency, and many are welcoming it. >> the measures are good. they identify people with bad intentions. >> no one waiting to be killed in the streets now. i think that we must be very careful today. >> reporter: at the end of february, the three-month long state of emergency will expire. after weeks of speculation, the french government is now almost certain to seek parliament's
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authority to extend it. it gives them almost unprecedented power to arrest and conduct searches without the need for warrant, shutting down websites that glorify activism and public demonstrations. the french government said that the country is at par war. we're going to extend the state of emergency, and two anti-terrorist bills, and giving more power to the police and the courts. >> reporter: the plans to extend the measures have led to this. thousands took to the streets of paris over the weekend. and many here say that the measures threaten french values, the freedom of speech and the right to demonstrate. there are also questions about the effectiveness of the measures. since the attacks, police have carried out thousands of raids, but so far only four
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terrorist-related investigations have been opened. the activists say that the heighted security has unfairly targeted the muslim communities. >> the state of emergencies, and the security based measures. the sticking mattization of muslim communities, nothing works. >> even with that, signs of dissent. last week, the justice minister resigned over a reform that would allow people convicted of terrorism to be he stripped of their citizenship. only two months since the attacks, and the republic is still in national mourning. despite the criticism, the government said that security must come first, but many question whether the temporary measures will become aer permanent reality. >> british prime minister, david cameron, has hammered occupant a draft proposal with
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european officials to be part of the uk. it would make it possible for them to opt out of their laws. and include a four-year ban on migrants into the uk. and it says that the uk won be subject to anier further political immigration in the eu. cameron will try to get the the leaders to agree with the deal. up next, what went wrong in iowa? why so many polls were off base? erip broccoovich raising issues over the water supply.
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>> as the presidential candidates all merge on new hampshire, political pundits are spending the day trying to figure out how all of the polls got it wrong, and the pundits got it wrong. republican senator, ted cruz, sailed to a runaway victory in iowa, and hilliary clinton barely beat beng. michael shure with the wrong predictions. >> iowa has proven that the democrats do indeed have a close race, at least for now, and the republicans are not just going to hand their nomination to donald trump. and also, the turnout, something that people talk about all the time as so important, and what they thought was the turnout would help donald trump, but 64% of
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the lectorate were christians here in iowa, it ended up helping ted cruz. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> reporter: believers blessed the candidacy of senator ted cruz in the iowa caucuses. they came out in huge numbers. according to entrance polls, 64% of all caucus gooders identified as evangelical. >> joy cometh in the morning. iowa is proclaiming to the world, morning is coming. morning is coming. >> reporter: cruz ride on the religious vote. and he took a risk by opposingect nal subsidies, and it worked. and also, steve king. >> i believe that ted cruz is the candidate who is the answer to my prayers. the candidate that god will use to restore the soul to america. >> reporter: this combination
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was too much for donald donald to overcome, seeing polls evacuate between the two. >> we finished checking, and i want to tell you that i'm really honored. >> they told me that we had no chance because my hair wasn't gray enough and my boots were too high. >> reporter: marco rubio is the one candidate who can unify the republican voters who are seeking an alternative to the tide between cruz and trump, but late tuesday morning, when the state party final certified the results, giving the win to hilliary clinton, though barely. >> i have won and lost there, and it's a lot better to win. >> reporter: senator bernie sanders may wind up winning more of the popular vote in the state. and for sanders, it was an impressive showing for a canceled date who was at a huge deficit in polling for months, but got out the voters.
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cammedders won 84% of voters 17-29. >> what iowa has begun tonight is a political revolution. >> reporter: sanders was able to spend many months campaigning here in iowa, where the demographics favor him. that won't happen in other states, even if new hampshire provides a good result. there are two winners here, hilliary clinton who provided the most by not losing, and ted cruz, who was able to turn back the phenomenal of donald trump, at least for now. >> now as the race moves on from iowa, some of the conservative voters that we have here are hoping to send a canceled date out to the rest of the country that won't fade. and also, iowa does not fade away itself. because when it comes to november, iowa is still a swing state in this election. >> michael shure for us in
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iowa. flint's mayor today called for a removal of all of lead pipes in the city's water system. and the fbi confirmed that it's involved in an investigation on how the city was contaminated two years ago, and plus, the environmental chief agency met with flint's leaders, and all of this the day before a congressional hearing on capitol hill. melissa mays, she's a mother turned water activist after her kids started getting sick, and i haven't had the opportunity to ask you this question, so i'm going to put it to you. how does it make you feel to now know that you and your family's health and the health of semioses in your community was put at risk as part of an attempt to save money? >> and the money be wasn't even saved. that's the worst part. they put us all at risk and put our health at the bottom. priority risk, and they didn't
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even save money. our bills went sky high, and they spent so much on main breaks because the water was so caustic, and they did this for nothing, because human lives are worth more than $100 a day. >> and i'm sure that you're aware of a claim, a class action status which would cover you and the others in flint who have been impacted by the crisis, in part it argues that the officials engaged in gross negligence when they caused lead, legionella and other bacteria and contaminants to enter your water system. is that what you think happened here? are you in the situation because of gross negligence? >> absolutely. we cannot find proof that the proper testing was done in advance, and even once the whole thing was done, once the switch was made and the water started turning brown, they should have listened to us and done testing and said gee,
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maybe we should have used corrosion control and they should have done that immediately instead of telling us that we were liars for 18 months. and no matter what we said, the water was safe according to them. gross negligence i don't think is a strong enough word. they knew that it was making people sick, and they did it anyways and didn't do anything to change it. and instead, they put all of their effort into covering it up. >> when did you first realize that you had water problems, and what did you see, smell, or taste that told you that there was a problem? >> . >> july of 2014, i opened our kitchen tap to rinse something out and it came out yellow and it smelled like open sewer, and i thought that was odd and i ran it again and it went away, and i said no big deal. and a month later, we started developing the rashes and hair loss, and the city told us, it's safe, it's just hard
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water, just get a water softener and it will be fine. and we knew something was wrong, because everybody substantiated getting more tired, loser more hair and more sick, and then the notifications came out about e. coli, and as soon as we got the notice that our water might be causing cancer, that was enough. we started protesting and there's nothing that you can say now to take away the fact that you let us drink carcinogenic water for nine months and didn't tell us. >> what do you want to happen now? what do you want the new mayor, karen weaver to do, and what do you want from governor snyder? >> i want karen to stay strong. she has been amazing in all of this. i met her when she began the campaign, and she took to this water problem. she has had lead in her home. this is very personal to her and she stood by us. and governor snyder needs to listen to her and take her as a good example of the fact that you should put people over
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profit and do right, replacing the lead lines, and allowing the cdc to come in and getting us medical help. >> what do you say comes with the march with the reverend, jesse jackson on february 19th? >> what i hope is that the state sees that the world is coming together over this, and this is not acceptable. and i hope that other cities and states that might be tempted to cut costs on their water treatment, we're not going to stand for this, not in flint or anywhere, every single life matters, and we're going to prove that. >> . >> and washington tomorrow, what are you expecting there? >> we're going to hear the truth come out. unfortunately, emergency manager, early and governor snyder have decided not to testify. and that screens their guilt there, but we're going to hear all of science and facts come out and i want these people to look at my children's faces and mine as we sit there, and say, look at what you allowed to happen to us? and what's continuing to happen
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to us. reverend jackson is calling it a continuing crime because it hat stopped yet. and it's live action to get things done. >> i wouldn't want to have to go up against you. you're a powerhouse. keep the fight going, all right? >> thank you. >> so there are also concerns about the water in california. activist, erin brokovitch said that the city of stockton has gun adding something to their water supply and that could have serious consequences. >> a town hall meeting in a small city in california, but this time with a high-profile attendee. erin brokovitch, who accused the city of stockton of being on the fast track to creating the next flint, michigan. >> this is happening in a lot of places, and i'm baffled why our agencies do not listen to
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what is happening to the people. >> her claims, countered by some city officials. >> we have no history. >> we have no history of the lead leeching into our system. >> what do you recommend now? where do i get water that's safe for my family? >> i agree with the gentleman that spoke. i'm willing to pay the 75 cents more a month. and i got it in my pocket right now. [ cheers ] >> she's accusing the city of introducing coloramine into its water. it's a common chemical in water systems. according to the centers for disease control, at least 68 million americans drink water disinfected with coloramine, including major cities like san francisco,
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philadelphia and washington d.c. but the cdc also says "coloramine can change the chemical properties of the water, which can affect lead and copper pipes. >> when she brings with her credibility that everybody else lacks in the public's mind. and so when she says this is dangerous, this is problematic, people listen, because they know erin, they know her work. >> in recent years, the city has filed bankruptcy, and now this, questions about its drinking water. >> brokovich argues that chloromean, while the safest option increases the lead in the water. >> you're saying that it's the next one? >> .
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>> i'm not saying maybe, i'm telling that you it is. >> bill cosby is back in court today in pen. a judge is deciding whether his trial on sexual assault charges will go ahead. his lawyer is arguing that the prosecutor cut a zeal that took the assault charges off the table. >> events that took place over a decade ago, and at the very center of it all was a deal cut with the then da and cosby, intentional to prosecute the comedian forever. cosby arrived in court looking every one of his 78 years, in the courthouse, only one issue, if the 2025 non-prosecution agreement with the previous district attorney rule
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prosecution of cosby. andrea comstat claimed that is it cosby sexually assaulted her. they said that comstat didn't have it prosecuted properly, and she made inconsistent statements, on cross-examination, he made it clear that he thought cosby had inappropriately touched cominstant, but he said that the admissible part of the evidence didn't add up. all of these ruined her be credibility and would not be believed by a jury, he said, and he said that his decision not to prosecute cosby 11 years ago meant the comedian couldn't
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take the fifth, forcing him to testify in cominstant's civil case. representing 50 women who claim that cosby assaulted them. women who's hope for civil settlement is the best hope for redress. >> i find it ironic that mr. cosby would seek to exclude evidence that he in fact gave quaaludes to women when that was his testimony. does he want to exclude the truth? i thought that mr. cosby wanted to have his day in court. and now it appears that he wants to dismiss that day in court. >> bill cosby repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
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and chloe goins, one of his accusers in california, has dropped her lawsuit against him because the prosecutors couldn't find enough evidence to corroborate what she was putting forward. the judge will have to decide one of three things, that it's dropped completely, or that it goes with his testimony or goes ahead without his testimony from 2025. >> john terrett, thank you. and up next in the program, women in the military, with combat roles opening up, it's time for women to reg for the draft. and anti-islam rhetoric in small town america. a group of muslims in wyoming.
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>> well, today the senate armed services committee heard testimony on the u.s. military decision to allow women to serve in ground combat units. aljazeera's jamie mcintyre is at the pentagon with more on the policy that could take years to reach the front lines. >> tony, in theory, the debate on whether women can serve on the front lines or as commandos was settled last year, when defense secretary, ashe carter, ruled that all military jobs would be open to women, no questions. but today before the armed services committee, that question is anything but settled. much of the two hours of senate
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he testimony concerned the marine corp's two year long experiment at 29 palms california, where mixed gender units why less proficient than all male units. the secretary came under immediate fire for john mccain for dismissing the results without observing the training first hand. >> so you made claims that the study was flawed and biased, even though you didn't see the study performed. >> reporter: he argued that the marine experiment wasn't a true test because the marines be only had to pass a minimum fitness exam to take part. >> nobody had to meet a standard for these ground combat units. >> women's advocates, including the military veterans, said that the marine corp's experiment was a thinly
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disguised way to exclude the women from the military. >> the design of the research overall was very flawed. first of all, the female marines were screened for the basic fitness task, compared with males who had years of experience, and many of them in combat positions. >> but critics of the gender i want grace plan accused of pentagon of being quick to dismiss the differences between men and women when it comes to performing group tasks. in combat, size matters. >> ing big, strong, and having a certain bold mass gives you an advantage. >> there was broad agreement that standards must never be lowered to combait women. but some senators remained highly sceptical for political pressure to preside more opportunities for women in the military. >> it's hard to imagine, down
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the road, five, ten years from now, if we don't have successful graduations from this physically demanding program, it's hard to imagine that this conversation won't take a different tone, and i don't see how we can guarantee that in the future the standards last name be diminished. >> the last thing in the world a woman needs is to join a unit with everyone looking over their shoulder and saying, well, you're not the same as we are. so i don't think that anybody here believes that standards should be lowered. >> reporter: military services have their orders to begin opening jobs to women as of this spring, and the generals promised to salute smartly and carry out the mission. and it all comes down to the standards. as the navy secretary put t. there's no argument for lowering the standards, and no good art for someone who meets the standard.
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>> jamie, thank you. and president obama will make his first visit to a u.s. mosque since he was sworn in as commander in chief. he will attend a round be table and speak the the islamic society of baltimore tomorrow. he appeals to americans to reject growing anti-muslim comments. gillette, way way, heard of it? it's handful to only a handful of muslims, and they opened their first mosque last year, and now they say that they face intimidation and lack of acceptance. >> they have a mosque in town, and there has never been one in the history of gillette and people contacted me through the military group that i belong to. >> in the hometown of gillette, wyoming, it had his first mosque, and he started a facebook page, called stop the
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mosque in gillette. others had the fear that it would insight terrorism. >> the issue with the mosque, we didn't know who was behind it, who was in it, and where it came from. >> the comfamily founded it, and they make up the muslims, 30 in all in the town of 31,000. >> we wanted a place to pray, and for kids to get taught some islamic scripture and things like that. >> . >> they own a small hotel empire, headed by con. they have 13 in gillette and 30 more in the region. the roots are pakistan, but they have been in wyoming since 1906. none of that seems to matter when protesters, led by brett, demonstrated outside of the mosque. >> they thought that this mosque is going to lead to
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2,000 syrian refugees moving into gillette and the culture is going to change, and people are going to wear burqas everywhere, and we were going to force siria law, and that's why some of the people panicked. >> everybody is talking about the family, correct if. >> they think muslims in gillette and our family is muslims in gillette. >> and law enforcement is now involved. >> we did have an fbi agent come to gillette. and just to interview me, they were more concerned about the threats directed against us. >> what was the most serious threat that you received? >> well, that we would be eliminated. that you guys are being watched and you'll be eliminated at some point. it was the first day of the protest. and then it also kind of intimated that he had scopes trained on the mosque.
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>> reporter: screen shots of the anti-islam and anti-mosque facebook pages with federal authorities. it suggests vandalism and hinted as violence. one user wrote, my husband and i threw a bunch of raw bacon at it a couple of days ago, and another said i hope that the muslim maggots need to be gunshot. >> that's the nature of the internet. a lot of people like to be keyboard warriors and talk crap that they will never back up in any fashion or form. >> reporter: the controversy divided gillette and the mayor stepped in to stop the attitudes fueled by colvin and the paris attacks and san bernardino. >> it's fear. the san bernardino attack had just happened. and people why just scared that it could happen here. >> reporter: mayor louise carter king issued a statement.
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neither threats nor hate would be allowed. >allowed. do you think that there's a reason for this kind of thing. >> it's the right thing to do. >> reporter: brett couldn't keep muslims out of gillette, so he has a new goal, prevent refugees from settling here, and in the meantime, he'll keep his eye on the mosque. >> they have their rights under the bill of rights and the constitution of the united states, and i personally don't violate that right, any more than i would like them stomping into the catholic church that i attend and shut it down. should they start rad alliesing at the mosque, that may be a different story. >> the comfamily said that the mosque will remain open, and they're not afraid of threats. >> up next, let the hype begin. super bowl week kicks off with an uncomfortable question for
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peyton manning.
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>> peyton manning told reporters that an investigation into the matter will come up empty. >> so what this report alleges that i did is simply not true. it's fabricated.
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it's junk, garbage. i could give you a long list of other words for it, and i can guarantee you that this investigation, what it will find is a big fat nothing. >> the 39-year-old manning said he has not yet decided if sunday super bowl will be his final game. that's all of our time. thanks, john seigenthaler joins us. >> we have a spot focused on the granite state. most of the remaining presidential candidates are now in new hampshire. the state's key primary is one week from today. ted cruz an democrat hillary clinton will build on their wins in iowa. their competitors are looking for an opening. lisa stark is in new hampshire where republican donald trump is holding a rally tonight. >> he is, indeed. you can hear him behind me. a very large and enthusiastic crowd here for donald trump. his first rally since he