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♪ this country and the middle class bailed out wall street and now it's wall street's time to help the middle class. >> reporter: paying for change, democratic candidates pushing for taxes to 1% as they face off for the last time before the crucial iowa caucus. banning donald trump today for comments he made about muslim. crisis or disaster, anger over water contamination in flint, michigan and not making its way to the presidential debate and critics calling for justice. and a grand slam cheating allegations of match fixing hangover the start of the australian open. ♪
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welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm dell walters and the democratic candidates are back on the campaign trail and wasting no time as the primaries get closer and the sunday night debate in charleston, south carolina feisty and hillary clinton and sanders taking up air time pointing out flaws on wall street, gun control and michael shore has details from charleston. >> hillary clinton spent a lot of time aligning herself with president obama during the debate here in charleston, south carolina, a state then senator obama won decisively in 2008. >> but the fact is we have the affordable care act. that is one of the greatest accomplishments of president obama. >> reporter: just before the candidates took the stage bernie sanders released his long anticipated healthcare plan but it adds a healthcare premium and
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raises taxes. >> my proposal provides healthcare to all people and get private insurance out of health insurance, lower the cost of healthcare for middle class families by 5,000 bucks. >> reporter: the setting of this debate two blocks from the mother emmanuel ame church were nine people were shot and killed last june was not lost on candidates who tangled on gun control and issue on which sanders is often forced to play defense. >> voted against the brady bill five times. he voted for what we call the charleston loophole and he voted for immunity from gun makers and sellers which the nra said was the most important piece of gun legislation in 20 years. >> i have a d minus voting record from the nra and listened to secretary clinton and senator sanders go back and forth on which has the most inconsistent record on gun safety legislation and i would have to agree with both of them, they both have
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been inconsistent when it comes to this issue. i'm the one candidate on this stage that actually brought people together to pass comprehensive gun safety legislation. >> reporter: martin o'malley pulling well behind the two frontrunners tried to get his voice heard as he has often been forced to do. >> can i get 30 seconds too? [applause] after the debate we asked o'malley if he will press on. >> are you looking at the end of your campaign? >> not really i believe the people of iowa have a pension for lifting up a new leader on caucus night. >> reporter: it was hosted by the congressional black caucus and issues of race and policing played a prominent role. >> one out of three african/american men may well end up going to prison. that's the statistics. i want people here to think what we would be doing if it was one out of three white men. >> reporter: representative
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james clyburn of south carolina the most sought after for democrats in the state indicates he was closer to making an endorsement after tonight's debate and a more energetic and contention and bernie sanders referenced poll numbers a page out of the donald trump play book. >> secretary clinton well notes when the campaign began she was 50 points ahead of me and we were up 3% points and guess what in iowa, new hampshire the race is very, very close. >> reporter: all of the candidates now know that they are exactly two weeks away from the iowa caucuses and the results there are the numbers that really matter. this was the final debate before the voters have a say. it is not just polls any more it's actually caucuses and those caucuses are on february first in iowa and hillary clinton, bernie sanders and o'malley trying to get their word heard,
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charleston, south carolina. >> reporter: senator sanders released universal healthcare in america hours before the debate and calls it medicare for all and it's instead of a federal program and to pay for that they have a 2.2% healthcare premium as well as raising taxes especially on the rich. he estimates the plan will save $6 trillion over the next ten years and projected to cost $1.4 trillion per year. michigan governor firing back at hillary clinton after she criticized his response to the flint water crisis and the slow response had a racial response to it and flint is mostly black. >> if the kids in a rich suburb of detroit had been drinking contaminated water and being bathed in it there would have been action. >> reporter: flint's water supply has dangerous levels of lead and as al jazeera reports anger is being directed at city
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and state officials. >> reporter: they are calling for justice over a water crisis that is now in the national spotlight. former state representative stanley drew the biggest applause at a sunday congregation where jesse jackson blamed it on the government and emergency managers. >> this is a disaster zone, not just an emergency. maybe there should be a duct tape around the city because flint is a crime scene. >> reporter: this weekend president obama declared a federal emergency over the contaminated water. that opens up about $5 million in aid to the city. the state changed its water source in 2014 to cut costs, exposing more than 100,000 residents to toxic levels of lead which can cause brain damage and other health problems in children. families like the horns are forced to drink and cook with bottled water being trucked in daily but she and her kids are still bathing in that water.
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>> it's hard to make sure everybody has been bathed properly because we're not supposed to use the water. >> reporter: under investigation over the water crisis, water researchers point to a memo from the epa to city water officials back in june showing officials knew that testing showed high lead results but did not admit it for another three months. >> it's a manmade tragedy that was completely preventable. >> reporter: at a rally this weekend film maker and native michael moore called for arrest of governor snyder. >> committed a crime and knew what he was doing. >> reporter: democratic candidates sunday called for governor snyder to resign and he responded saying statements and finger pointing only distract from solving the flint water crisis. since the emergency declaration the state has distributed more than 27,000 cases of bottled water and 50,000 water filters. al jazeera.
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u.s. officials this morning reacting to reports that several americani americans disappeared in iraq and no official word who is missing or what happened to them but early reports by ali news network said armed fighters kidnapped three americans and a senior spokesperson said officials are quote aware of reports that american citizens are missing in iraq and working with the full cooperation of the iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals. in neighboring syria i.s.i.l. fighters have taken at least 400 civilians hostage after attacking the eastern town and dozens were reportedly killed including women and children, international observers say monday the captives are families of fighters who support assad and worried they will execute the hostages. turkey two are dead, several injured after an explosion at a school this morning, the blast happening in southeast turkey near the syrian border. government officials saying it rocked the middle school just
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after classes began and say no children were killed or injured in that blast and al jazeera andrew is live from the school in turkey and andrew officials looking into whether the shells came from syria. >> reporter: yes, the governor's office has now made a statement saying they are of the opinion they came from syria and security sources have said that they were rockets and they were fired from i.s.i.l. positions some distance across the border. they were fired three of them, one landed here in the school yard, two others landed on soft ground nearby but this was at the start of the school day and a female staff member was killed by the blast and one of the students, female students was seriously injured in a critical condition in hospital. two others were also injured in
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the blast. del. >> andrew has anyone claimed responsibility yet for the shelling? >> reporter: there have been no claim of responsibility but as i say if you workout the ground here i'm talking to you from the city, a very large city and from here it's about six kilometers to the formal border points which is manned on the syrian side by the free syrian army which is seen as a moderate opposition group, then a few kilometers further on is the front line with i.s.i.l. and it's thought that they could get the sort of range with future rockets which we understand they may posses now. they could get the range of over 16-17 up to 20 kilometers to hit the city here. >> and of course there was that deadly suicide bombing in
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istanbul and thank you very much. president obama hailing what he calls smart democracy for the nuclear weapons program and as the deal was implemented the white house imposed fresh sanctions on iran for violating a ban on ballistic missile launches last october and we report. >> reporter: president obama hailed the deal saying it cutoff every path to a nuclear weapon for iran but he promised the united states would stay vigilant. >> inspectors will inspect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. for decades to come inspector also have access to iran's entire nuclear supply chain in other words if iran tries to cheat, if they try to build a bomb covertly we will catch them. >> reporter: obama echoed his iranian counterpart praising the power of diplomacy. >> translator: constructive
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interaction is true and right way and have it in the interest of our people and definitely not to the detriment of others and as of today it's clear the country has a big power the power of diplomacy. >> reporter: after obama spoke a plane touched down in geneva carrying three citizens and the post and a pastor from idaho and a former marine from michigan and they with a fourth person were released in exchange for seven convicted in the united states for violating sanctions. the family of the post bureau chief jason rezion says his relief after nearly 18 months in captivity brought quote indescribable relief and joy and thank the obama administration and others working on release those campaigning for the presidency were critical. >> i don't think the americans ever should have been in prison and they didn't do anything wrong and hostages and they were
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convicted after due bro process. >> reporter: united states kept most of its own in place even going as far as adding 11 individuals and entities to the list on sunday for supplying iran's ballistic missile program and united states threatened sanctions after iran test fired a missile back in october but they waited for the release of the prisoners before making an announcement. obama said that while the u.s. still has profound differences with iran, he was hopeful that these events signalled greater cooperation with the world moving forward. al jazeera, washington. crews stepped up their search for 12 missing marines in hawaii on board two military helicopters that crashed on ouhu last thursday and the search has been extended to the western side of the island and high waves complicating their work. >> disheartening to see recovery
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and rescue effort put forth by both the military, city and county officials, coast guard. it's very rewarding in that sense to see how hard they are looking. >> we greatly appreciate the inner agency work between the civilian counterparts, military counterparts as well as everyone involved in the search effort. >> reporter: a coast guard helicopter and a plane spotting debris in the water but no word yet if it is connected to the crash. parts of florida are recovering this morning after a weekend of severe weather, tornados tore through the state killing at least two people and nicole mitchell has more and i can see the wreckage behind you. >> unusual in the month of january and tend to have fewer tornados and not a severe time of year and especially for florida a lot of times we have water spouts or weaker tornados but not like this so this is our first fatality back to 2012. residents in florida are sifting through what is left of their
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homes this morning. three tornados hit the state yesterday destroys homes and knocking down trees leaving thousands temporarily without power. sarasoto was hit hard and a couple killed in a community by tampa and a son and family injured when they were asleep when the twitter hit their home. >> trying to call them 3:20 or 3 something and couldn't get response on their phone and saw red lights come by the house and that is when we headed over to see what was going on and found out the worst. >> reporter: about 50 miles away in the city of sarasoto they rescued two people from a severely damaged home. >> it happened so fast, this is what is bad. >> look at all this. but again we are safe. >> looked out the window and saw the trees and everything go crazy. >> i do remember hearing a loud
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gusting sound and thought and felt something vibrating. >> reporter: another one in palm beach county and some homes were damaged there but no one was hurt. >> you don't realize how much power and impact that a tornado has until you see this. i mean it's pretty devastating. >> reporter: now part of what happened to trigger that severe weather was a front moving through the state of florida kind of a firing line there and now behind the front we have a lot of cold air and as you can see across the country teens and sub zero to the midwest and florida that we were talking about and northern parts of the state in the lower 30s and that is significant for the month of january and definitely all of that cold air in place as we head forward and add the wind to this what it feels like some of those negatives minneapolis feeling like minus 18 this morning and some places feeling
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minus 20 or 30 below and we have especially this morning a little bit into next warning wind chill warnings and advisorirys from iowa northward where the wind chills could be 35 below feeling like that on the skin which means your skin can freeze in less than a half an hour if it's exposed and be careful this morning and the wind behind the system kicking up lake effect snow and not a question today and in the day tomorrow and this is still going to be going and could have some areas off of lake eerie and ontario with a foot of new snow you will be shovelling out but there is a chance for a proper winter snowstorm coming later this week through the east coast, friday into saturday and we will keep an eye on that. >> better late than never and thank you very much. relations with iran appear to be on an up swing.
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>> and hinging on what happens next and will dive deeper into exactly where the two countries go from here. unintended consequences a texas open carry law that puts guns and mental health at a cross roads. ♪ the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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♪ those three iranian americans headed back home to u.s. after being released by iran, an airplane carrying men and families to a u.s. military base in germany and among them a reporter, a pastor and a former marine. al jazeera who her herself spend time inside the iranian prison has the latest. >> reporter: this is the first public photo of washington post
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correspondent jason since being released from an iran prison tweeted by a state department official with words thrilled to see jason land safely in geneva tonight after 18 months of unjust imprisonment in iran. traveling with him idaho pastor jailed since 2012 and amir arrested in iran in 2011. the three iranian americans traveled from switzerland on to germany, landing at this u.s. military base and taken to a nearby medical center for check ups. >> several americans unjustly detained by iran are finally coming home. >> reporter: president barack obama says talking to iran about its nuclear program the u.s. was able to negotiate with tehran over the prisoners' release and sped up after the nuclear deal was complete. >> this is a good day. because once again we are seeing what is possible with strong
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american diplomacy. >> reporter: iran released four iranian americans in exchange for seven men convicted in the u.s. for violating sanctions. >> put a price on the head of every american abroad. >> reporter: some republican candidates said they are glad they released the prisoners but criticized obama. >> i don't think these americans ever should have been in prison and didn't do anything wrong and are hostages and a president traded hostages in exchange for those who committed a crime and convicted after due process and trial and everything of that sort. >> reporter: they are now focused on the next step helping loved ones as they return to life after prison. al jazeera. news that iran was finally releasing the americans coincided with implementation of the iran nuclear deal which signals a lifting of sanctions on the banking and energy sectors and here to discuss what is next is a senior analyst at the crisis group joining us from istanbul and thank you so much for your time, infusion of cash
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from unfreezing foreign reserves and cheaper trade and exports is tens of billions of dollars how soon can they expect the benefits to trickle down to them? >> look i think the iranians have already felt the psychological impact of sanctions relief. there is a general feeling of hope within the society but the tangible impacts of sanctions relief will come with a lag and take some time for investment to come into the country and then trickle down to the society and it will take some time for western companies to sign contracts and for iranians in general to feel some improvements in their economic well-being. >> iran has been able to blame many economic problems on sanctions what happens if things don't substantially improve relatively soon in the economy?
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>> without any doubt the economic problems that iran was feeling was not only the result of sanctions. it was some people even within iran say it was mostly as a result of miss management under the former president. under president rohani without sanctions release in the past two years have been some improvements and imf predicts the economic growth next year will go from 0% this year to about 5% so that is a significant improvement that the iranian people will feel in their life even without structural reforms in the economy but if iran is to fully develop its economic potential and join the 20 largest economies in the world then it would require significant reforms that it is quite difficult given the political infighting to imagine at this point in time. >> let's talk about the geo politics how far ali has the
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nuclear deal come strengthening iran against the main rival saudi arabia which it is fighting in proxy wars in syria and yemen? >> look, i think the question of financial resources is a bit exaggerated in and when it gets to regional policies. we have a long track record of iranian pursuit of its policies in the region and we know that in general it's not a function of the money in their bank account. look in 2012 and 2013 iran under tremendous economic pressure as a result of sanctions and did not diminish the support for regional allies. in 2014 it had significant amount of sanctions for the agreement of $15 billion and did not escalate for the assad regime and 2015 it had $20
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billion budget deficit as a result of the falling oil prices and yet it still continued to support the assad regime and i think the question of finance research is a bit irrelevant, the real question is what will be the positive knock on effect of the nuclear deal in terms of diplomatic engagement especially improved dialog between iran and the west and solving issues and difficult predicaments like the syrian crisis and answer to that question is yet unknown i think. >> it's been remarkable week, the release of the u.s. sailors after they sailed into iran waters and the prisoner as rubio calls it a hostage exchange and lifting of sanctions happening in the last seven days and do you believe this will lead to cooperation especially on the pressing issue on syria? >> look, without any doubt this is a high point in the otherwise troubled relations between iran
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and the united states, it is a hopeful moment but it might very well be a passing moment. the obama administration is in the office for another 11 months and a lot of these external benefits of the nuclear deal that we have seen is as a result of the personal relationship that has been developed between secretary of state john kerry and foreign minister zarif and when one of them is not in office any more it's not clear if this relationship has been institutionalized in a way it could still produce positive results when there is common interest and i think both sides have common interests in seeing the syrian crisis come to an end although for different motivations but they are not the only players in this game and there are other countries, other external actor whose have very different agendas. >> thank you so much for your insights this morning. coming up, a vote to ban donald trump from the uk.
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>> anger over his views on muslims and the latest live from london. the virus that targets babies and the government warning women to stay away from parts of the caribbean and south america and the first case of the virus now found in the u.s. ♪
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welcome back to your world this morning opinion it is 7:30 eastern, taking a look at today's top stories. u.s. and iran authorities are searching for missing americans in baghdad. early reports say armed fighters kidnapped them in baghdad. it's the latest group of foreign nationals abducted in iraq in recent opportunities. >> a number of tornadoes hit florida, homes were damaged and trees knocked down, power now being restored after thousands were left for a while in the dark. >> democratic presidential candidates back on the campaign trail, they were on the offensive pointing flaws about each other when it comes to call street and gun control. >> i think as he can clinton knows what she says is very disingenuous. i have a d minus voting record
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from the n.r.a. >> i am pleased to hear senator sanders has reversed his stand on immunity and look forward to him joining congress in legislation. there is no other legislation giving a total passion that the gun makers and dealers were. that needs to be reversed. >> a wall street journal poll shows the democratic primary race might not be as tight as you think. hillary clinton seems to be widening her lead over bernie sanders nationwide. she has support from 59% of likely democratic voters polled, but against donald trump, the numbers tell a different story. sanders then beating trump by 15%, clinton only 10 points ahead of him. a previous off a of political science in ohio joins us from atlanta. jason, it appears hillary clinton is running for a third
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obama term i guess with improvements. with that as a backdrop will voters see this as the best of times as president obama contended in the state of union address or the worst of times as republicans maintain on the campaign trail? >> i don't think hillary is running so close to obama because of the general election. she's doing it in order to win the primary by pointing out that bernie sanders suggested a primary in 2012, pointing out differences bernie sanders may have with the affordable care act hillary is trying to appeal to general election voters, primary voters. by the time she gets to the general elections she'll probably create more distance between hearses and president. this was a strategic move last night in the debate. >> poll numbers show bernie sanders seems to do better against donald trump than hillary clinton. why? >> because it's an interesting intellectual in polling exercise. donald trump is probably not
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going to be the nominee and bernie sanders beating donald trump by 15, hillary by 10, it's still the same message, any democratic is going to do better than donald trump. >> donald trump pollsters and pun additional like yourself have been saying for months that donald trump is not going to be the republican nominee, but donald trump in his words would say still wins. >> yeah, he can say scoreboard all he wants but we haven't started the game yet. we haven't been to the first caucus. i always thought that trump was actually going to be viable for a while, but he has not spent the money for the caucuses. it is very different than a primary. until i see donald trump has the people on the ground to win caucuses, i don't think he'll beat out rubio cruz or bush. >> the central theme on the democratic side, hillary clinton
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saying that bernie sanders caved when it came to taking a stand in gun criminal. >> i have a d minus voting record from the n.r.a. >> voted against the brady bill five times. he voted for what we call the charleston loophole. he voted for immunity from gun makers and sellers, which the n.r.a. said was the most important piece of begun legislation in 20 years. he voted to let guns go on to amtrak, guns go into national parks. he voted against doing research to figure out how we can save lives. >> as you can see that sanders is surging in iowa, clinton playing defense, is gun control a plus or minus for clinton? >> i think it's a plus for any democratic going into a general election. i think it's a wash honestly when it comes to this debate. is there any democratic out there that really thinks bernie
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sanders is pro gun? of course not. is there any democratic that really things bernie sanders is going to be in the pocket of the n.r.a.? of course not. it's an attempt to find space between her and bernie where she can win on the legislative side because she can't win ideologically. >> thank you very much. in the u.k., lawmakers are debating whether to ban donald trump from entering the country. more than 570,000 people condemned what it calls trumps hate speech. prime minister called trump a divisive stupid and wrong but says a full on ban is not necessary. dane la lewis joins us live from london now. you spoke with one of the petition's organizers. what did she have to say? >> suzanne kelly is american from new york, she certainly doesn't have anything flattering to say about donald trump. she calls him a hate mongering bigot. it's interesting. she says her fight with crump
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goes back a long why. >> he has insulted most of the world, nations and is sexist. >> his comments towards women, mexican and muslims are part of the anger towards him.
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local counselor martin ford said trump bull dozed these wildly and sent active sand dunes making the case he would bring thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment to the area. he only built one golf course, not the huge resort he had promised aberdeen. >> mr. trump looked like an arrogant bully and i think that probably would be the top two words that people would use to describe him. >> in response, donald trump threatened to pull back on an investment scheme. some locals here say trump has made threats and promises before and that he simply doesn't have much of a reputation here for keeping his word. >> 6,000 jobs mr. trump said he was going to bring. actually, it's fewer than 100. the billion pounds investment, actually it's only about 30 million, tiny fractions of what was proposed. >> trump tried to buy his
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neighbor's lands and when people wouldn't sell, he said life became uncomfortable living next to trump international. >> there have been breaches of our water line. there have been breaches of power supply lines. there have been breaches of telephone lines, all of which can be explained as being accidental but a large number of them in one week is surprisingly coincidental. >> or not. >> or not, as the case may be. >> his lovelily sea side view was blocked by trump trees. suzanne took us to another neighbor who wouldn't tell to trump who bull dozed 20 mounds of dirt so the property disappeared from view. co-signers to ban frump from the u.k. include local muslims, angered by trump's attempt to ban them from the u.s. >> freedom of speech, i believe in it but there's a line and he has crossed the line. >> i don't mind him spouting his hate speech so much as a private person, but if he wants to be
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leader, president of arguably the most powerful nation on earth, then it's a completely different story. >> her call for a trump ban is not expected to be put enforce by the british government but just having the discussion in parliament is a victory who says if trump were to leave scotland, she'd otherwise a ticker tape parade. >> just to give you an idea how that plays out today, they will debate this ban on donald trump for up to three hours and there will be no vote at the end of it. it's simply their open debate and discussion and it's up to teresa may to decide whether to ban donald trump. trump will certainly get a lot of free publicity, he seems to like that whether positive or negative, but this is not going to be any kind of a donald trump love in today. >> when we talk about what cat lied this whole debate it wasn't that trump talked about banning muslims from the u.s. he had specific words for muslim
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communities in the united kingdom. >> indeed, he did, but it's interesting in talking to the author of the petition, suzanne kelly because her petition started before he said anything about muslims but she certainly feels that that crowned it and gave it more justification. what every said in london angered a lot of people. he that said there were no go areas in london, referring to some muslim areas and suggested that the police were frightened for their lives to go into those areas. i think a local muslim leader here invited him to their mosque now to show that in fact there is no such thing as no go areas in london. >> he made similar comments after the paris attacks that were denied by authorities that there were knows no go areas. we'll speak with paul flynn, the member of the labour party leading today's debate in parliament. marco rubio doubling down on
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his talk of any stance off gun control. on face the nation, praising people buying handguns for protection against isil. >> i'm a strong supporter of the second amendment. i have a right to protect my family if someone were to come after us. if isis were to visit us or our communities, the last line of defense between isis and my family is the ability i to have protect my family from them or from a criminal or anyone else who seeks to do us harm. millions of americans feel that way. >> rubio's claim echoing that common argument from gun owners. >> the open carry law happen created an unintend consequence, guns now allowed inside state
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psychiatric hospitals. we have more. >> walking through the gates of the austin state psychiatric hospital, the signs clearly say you can't bring tobacco inside, but what you can bring are guns. >> that's really hard for me to process and to imagine. >> patricia's son was diagnosed. >> he was in gifted and talented classes. >> now 39, he's a recurring patient in the state hospital where guns had been banned until january 1. with the new year came the opening of a legal loop home created alongside the open carry law in the accident. government entities can now be penalized for restricting licensed gun carriers prompts texas 10 state psych at rick hospitals to remove their no gun signs. >> that's a place where we cultivate peace, compassion and empathy and of all place, you
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would not want to normalize guns, i would think. >> mental hospital employees and patients aren't allowed to bring in weapons, but visitors, licensed to carry a gun can get inside with their exposed firearms. she is now concerned that her son could gain access to a weapon, but more likely to that victimized by one. >> i'm aphrased that he will be choked to death or tased or shot because he's misunderstood. that's my fear on the street and i certainly wouldn't want that fear when he's in the hospital. >> karen works in the hospital as a patient advocate. >> if you have folks that are vulnerable and bring them into a setting in which there are weapons and they are oftentimes experiencing any kind of psychosis or their own suicidal ideation, it can create a situation for them where they are for more traumatized, they are vulnerable. >> some calm the situation a legislative oversight, lawmakers can hardly claim they were
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caught off guard. >> as the law was debated, one state senator's attempt toed a psychiatric hospital to ban the carry. >> the bill leaves out meme hospitals. >> was ignored. >> the motion to table prevails. >> i know people familiar their rights and there's a lot of
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phobia with what's happening around the country, the spasms of violence. that is not the place. i cannot manual at this point guns at the mental hospital. >> the texas state health department says its psychiatric hospitals will now post signs asking, but not requiring visitors to conceal their guns, just as it's asked police officers to do so for years. the reason, in the words of a state spokeswoman, it's best not to expose patients to weapons of any kind. heidi zhou castro, al jazeera, austin, the accident. a man left brain dead after an experimental trial in france died. he was among six people who got sick after taking a pain killer that is similar to a only pound found in marijuana. french health authorities are investigating. they believe as many as 84 people may have been exposed during that trial. the first case of a virus that is causing birth defects has been found in the u.s.
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brazil is facing the largest outbreak of the virus that is spread by mosquitoes. the countries health minister said the government is working to develop a vaccine in record time but also gave this warning. >> the foreigner who comes to brazil and intends to get pregnant or is pregnant is in the same situation. just like brazilians, they should take all the necessary measures not to come in contact with the mosquito, because it can bite and care the zika and all the precaution might not be enough because the problem is extremely serious. >> the first american case was confirmed yesterday. an ineffected baby in hawaii was born with brain damage. the c.d.c. urged from traveling 14 countries and territories for pregnant women. infectious disease professor said since the virus is already in mexico, americans should be
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concerned. >> people who are traveling need to see a travel medicine specialist and make sure that they're covered and that they understand what they can do to protect themselves against this particular mosquito, which happens to be a day biter, what kind of clothing to wear, repellant to use, all these things, they need to be keenly aware of this if they travel. they should know that there is some link to the possibility that if a man gets the virus, comes home, there has been sexual transmission of this virus as well to the mother. we have to be very keen on both men and women who are traveling to endemic areas. >> dr. marty explains there is no specific treatment for an infected mother to prevent the virus from being passed to her unborn chimed. the midwest is getting hammered by an arctic freeze, wind chill warnings in north dakota, eastern south dakota. iowa and northwest wisconsin.
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bismarck north dakota recording a record number of nine blow with a wind chill factor of 31 below zero. it is moving east. >> storms are hitting the west coast. let's bring in nicole mitchell for more on that. >> if you want the warmer air, you held total west coast and deal with areas of snow. as i put this into motion. some has already cleared the coastline, some of the heaviest rain in central california and we will have another round tomorrow. taking a look at that on the broader scale, a lot more we're seeing on the eastern side of the country now is what we have here, a lot of the first one is moving interior of the one on that particular satellite loop. because this is mild, places like montana, some is actually freezing rain versus snow, making things extra treacherous as you head out. could be spotty flooding, but
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offall in terms of the drought, this is beneficial. highlighted in pink, montana is freezing rain and darker pink is snow. there could be six to 12 inches. more comes in tomorrow when that next round arrives and a lot of that except for the higher elevation are areas of rain. that's going to be really helpful. we have a couple rains, a bigger system toward the end of the week. temperatures versus the rest of the country, the coastline 50's and 60's versus temperature that is won't get above zero today, that sounds very mild. >> thank you very much. the tennis world's number one back in the spotlight this time over questions of match fixing. the future of space travel takes a dive. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. the tennis world is being rocked by claims of widespread match fixing including more than a dozen top ranked players
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suspected of throwing matches for money. >> allegations coming at the start of the tennis season and just before the first grand slam event. we have the details. >> fans arrive at the park for the start of the australian open, one of four show piece events on the multi-million dollar tennis circuits. at the bottom, there's little prize money to be found, now tennis' top good morning bodies have been forced to deny they're ignoring indications that some players have been accepted payments to fix matches. >> the tennis integrity unit and the tennis authorities absolutely reject any suggestion that evidence of match fixing has been suppressed for any reason, or isn't being thoroughly investigated. >> the tennis integrity unit was set up in 2008 to investigate corruption within the sport.
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it's alleged that over the past decade, 16 top 50 players have been repeatedly flagged over suspicion they may have thrown matches. it's claimed betting syndicates in russia and italy made hundreds of thousands of dollars betting on the games in question, all the players including grand slam winners were allowed to continue competing. >> in its investigations, the tennis integrity unit has to find evidence as opposed to information, suspicion or hearsay, and this is the key here that it required evidence. >> some of the top players were quick to defend their sport, as well. >> as an athlete, i do everything i can to be not only great, but historic and if that's going on, i don't know about it. >> i don't know if tennis is one of the sports that they need to
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be quite serious about that. >> the show goes on but it's authorities who find themselves under a tougher spotlight. mission accomplished but with some complications for space x. >> lift off of the falcon nine rocket. >> sunday's launch successfully putting that satellite into orbit but then the rocket making a hard landing when it came back to earth, breaking a support leg and toppling over. this was the fourth failed attempt to try to land a rocket so it can be reused. the first r. flower grown is space is the product of nature and nurture aboard the international space station. scott kelly tweeting these photos, the crew has once grown lettuce. >> it reminds me of that movie martian. i assume they didn't use feces
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to grow the flowers. >> or a lot of potatoes. >> ahead, the democratic presidential hopefuls faceoff in their latest debates. the big takeaways as we move closer to the iowa caucus. >> president obama declaring a water emergency in flint, michigan, millions in aid heading to the city. we leave you with a live look at the martin luther king, jr. memorial in washington, d.c. today we celebrate his birthday. it has become a national day of service. inspiring new beginnings... >> these workers got the fight in them, they just don't know it. >> facing up to old demons... >> i am really, really nervous... >> lives hanging in the balance... >> it's make or break... i got past the class... >> hard earned pride... hard earned respect... hard earned future... a real look at the
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guess what? in iowa, new hampshire, the race is very very close. >> the final showdown before iowa, democratic presidential hopefuls faceoff as the clock ticks closer to the crucial iowa caucus. >> banning donald trump in the u.k., the debate whether to top him from coming into their country. >> breaking overnight, a deadly shelling hits a turkish school. investigators try to figure out if the mortars came from syria.
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>> one step closer to home, arriving in germany as the u.s. hits iran with new sanctions. >> good morning, welcome to your world this morning. democratic presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail. >> sunday night's debate, all went on the offensive, attacking each other instead of their republican counter parts. bernie sanders and hillary clinton taking up most of the air time, arguing over health care, wall street and gun control. al jazeera's political correspondent michael shure was there. >> hillary clinton spent a lot of time aligning herself with president obama during the debate here in charleston, south carolina. a state then senator obama won decisively in 2008. >> but the fact is, we have the affordable care act. that is one of the greatest
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accomplishments of president obama. >> just before the candidates took the stage, bernie sanders released his long anticipated health care plan, but it adds a health care premium and raises taxes. >> my proposal provide health care to all people, get private insurance out of health insurance, lower the cost of health care for middle class families by $5,000. >> the setting of this debate two blocks from the mother emanuel church where five people were shot and killed last union were not lost on the candidates. >> he voted against the brady bill five times. he voted for what we call the charleston loophole. he voted for immunity from gun makers and sellers which the n.r.a. said was the most important piece of begun legislation in 20 years. >> i have a d minus voting
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record with the n.r.a. i've listened to the back and forth and i agree with both of them. they've both been inconsistent when it comes to the issue. i'm the one candidate on the stage that actually brought people together to pass comprehensive gun legislation. >> o'malley tried to get his voice heard. >> contain get 30 seconds, too? [ applause ] >> we have asked o'malley if he will press on after the debate. >> are youing lieuing at the end of your campaign? >> no, not really, i believe the people of iowa have a penchant for lifting up a new leader an caucus night. >> of race and policing played a prominent role. >> one out of three african-american men may well
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end up going to prison. that's the statistic. i want people here to think what we would be doing if it was one out of three white men. >> representative james cliburn of south carolina, the most sought after endorsement for democrats in this state indicated that he was now closer to making an endorsement after tonight's debate. it was a more energetic debate, also more contentious. bernie sanders referenced his polling numbers. >> as he can clinton knows when this campaign began, she was 50 points ahead of me. we were all of three percentage points. guess what? in iowa, new hampshire, the race is very, very close. >> all the candidates now know that they are exactly two weeks from the iowa caucuses and the results there are the numbers that really matter. >> this was the final debate before the voters have a say. it isn't just polls anymore, it's actually caucuses and those
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are on february 1 in iowa and hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley are trying to get their word heard. michael shure, al jazeera, charleston, south carolina. in the u.k. this morning, parliament is debating whether to ban donald trump from coming into their country. more than 570,000 people signing the petition condemning trump's hate speech. we are live in london. the prime minister there, david cameron calling trump divisive, stupid and wrong. what sparked the controversy? >> well it's his comments that he's made about mexican immigrants and women and the disabled. that's what got the petition going. the authors of the petition said his comments about muslims then sort of crowned that petition and gave them justification for going forward. it's very, very big, this petition that it is the largest
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ever held in the united kingdom. they've got more than 570,000 signatures, so it has picked up a lot of steam and there are a lot of people that out there have been touched by donald trump's comments and angered by them. there won't be a debate. there will not be a vote after the debate today. it will take place in a committee room at westminster but certainly it will be a very public flogging of donald trump and for a guy that likes publicity, he's going to get a lot of it here today. >> fascinating that you point out it was an american who launched that petition drive. the opposition leader in london now inviting donald trump to come to a mosque in london with him. why that is and why is it causing any controversy? >> that's jeremy corbin, the opposition party leader here. his wife is mexican, so that is an element of his comments. he said he doesn't think trump should be banned here but said
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come out to these communities, we'll teach you something, i'll take you to a mask in london. their saying that corbin in particular, that these communities are very cohesive and they're good communities and that's sort of striking back at trump who had suggested that there are no go zones in the united kingdom, areas where the police fear for their lives. corbin is saying come on into london and i'll take to you a mosque because you really don't know what you're talking about, donald trump. >> is this a poll possible sense that people are angry about what donald trump is saying on this side of the ocean as opposed to just finding it amusing? >> there's a lot of anger. he was in aberdeen, scotland where the petition got its roots and a lot of them are locally very furious with donald trump because they feel what he did when he put through his golf course there. this fight goes back years and there's a lot behind it.
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they feel what he did was bulldoze his way through planning, through an virally sensitive area in putting in his golf course. the reason why he got it in and got permission is he planned up to a billion dollars investment in the u.k. and scotland and he's never gone forward with it. they feel he's broken his promises, so there's local anger there and then his comments about muslims have gotten traction and steam, people furious over that, as well. >> dana lewis reporting live, thank you very much. we're going to be talking with a member of parliament who is leading the charge to ban donald trump from coming to london. u.s. officials this morning are reacting to reports that several americans disappeared in iraq. there is no official word on who is missing or what happened to them. early reports said armed fighters kidnapped the three americans. a senior state department spokesperson said officials are
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aware of reports that american citizens are missing in iraq and are working with the full cooperation of the iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals. in neighboring syria, isil fighters have taken at least 400 civilians hostage after attacking the eastern town. dozens were reportedly killed, including women and children. international observers say among the captives of families of fighters who support syrian president bashar al assad. officials are worried isil will execute the hostages. >> this morning, president obama is hailing what he is calling smart diplomacy for drastically reducing iran's nuclear program, the white house imposing fresh new sanctions against iran or violating that ban on ballistic missiles with a launch last october. we have this report. >> president obama hailed the deal, saying it cut off every path to a nuclear weapon for iran, but he promised the united states would stay vigilant. >> inspectors will monitor
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iran's nuclear facilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. for decades to come, inspectors will have access to the entire nuclear supply chain. if iran tries to cheat, tries to build a bomb covertly, we will catch them. >> obama echoed his counterpart, rouhani praising the power of diplomacy. >> the people of iran proved that construction interaction is true and is the right way. it is in the interests of our people and definitely not to the detriment of others. it is clear that the country has a big power, called the power of diplomacy. >> a plane touched down in geneva, carrying three iranian american citizens, a journalist, a christian pastor and a former marine from michigan. they, along with a fourth person were released in exchange for seven convicted in the united states for violating sanctions.
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the family of the post bureau chief, jason resigh an said his release brought joy. >> now we have a president that has traded host a.m.s in exchange for prisoners who did commit a crime and convicted after due process. >> even as global sanctions are lifted, the united states kept most of its own in place, adding 11 individuals and entities to the list on sunday for supplying iran's ballistic missile program. the united states threatened sanctions after iran test fired a missile back in october. but waited for the release of the prisoners to make the
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announcement. >> the president was hopeful that these events signaled greater cooperation with the world moving forward. al jazeera, washington. >> in turkey, at least one person is dead and several more injured after an explosion at a school this morning. the blast happened in southeastern turkey near the syrian border. the explosion rocked the middle school just after classes began. they say no children were killed in the blast. andrew simmons has the latest from turkey. >> the fatal blast was in this schooling yard two hours into the working day for peoples here and a staff member, a woman staff member was killed, and a student believed to be in her teens was seriously injured, critically injured, in fact and a few others were also caught in some of the glass coming sprayed down from the building here and also the shrapnel. there were two other rockets that landed nearby.
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security forces say they were fired from isil positions over the border in syria. it was said to be a serious incident and they are investigating what happened. the turkish army responded to the rockets, firing artillery across the border at the points where those weapons were fired. >> andrew simmons reporting from turkey and turkish officials are still investigating whether the shellings that hit the school were fired from syria. crews stepping up their search for 12 missing marines in hawaii. they were onboard two military helicopters that went down on the north shore last thursday. that search has been extended to the western side of the island. high waves, though, complicating their work. >> you say the effort put forth
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by the military and coast guards. it's very rewarding in that sense to see how hard they're looking. >> we greatly appreciate the interdepartment work. >> a coast guard helicopter and plane spotted debris but there is no word if it is connected to the crash. parts of florida are recovering after a weekend of severe weather. tornadoes killed at least two people. nicole mitchell joins us now with more. >> you can see some of the images and the damage behind me. for january, this is not common not only to have severe weather in general but especially florida, we tend to get water spouts or weaker tornadoes. we have to go back to 2012 the last time we saw deadly tornadoes in the state. >> residents in florida are sifting through what's left of their homes this morning. three tornadoes hit the state yesterday, destroying homes and knocking down trees, leaving
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thousands temporarily without power. say set at a on the western coast were the hardest history. a couple was killed in a small community near tampa. the couple's son and four grandchildren were injured. the family was asleep when the twister hit their mobile home. >> we were trying to call them around 3:20 and couldn't get response. we saw red lights come by the house and that's when we headed over to see what was going on. we found out the worst. >> about 50 miles away in the city of say set at a, crews rescued two from a severely damaged home. >> it happened so fast. >> look at all this. but again, we're safe. >> i looked out the window and saw the trees and everything go crazy. >> i remember hearing a really loud gusting sound and i kind of felt something vibrating oh through the house at the time. >> a tornado touched down in
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palm beach county. some homes were damaged there, but no one was hurt. >> you don't realize how much power and impact that a tornado has until you see this. i mean, it's pretty devastating. >> part of the triggering line for that severe weather was a front that extended into central portions of florida so some of those northern florida temperatures this morning are at the freezing mark and below freezing, even for cities like atlanta. that's not the worst of this cold air which is what we are dealing with as the system moves through, the fortune tier, temperatures below zero to start, but the arrowhead of minnesota, winds gusting 40 miles per hour or greater and that brings those wind chills, so what it feels like on your skin to 20 below zero or 30 below zero in cities like minneapolis. if you're outside for more than a half hour, your skin can start to freeze. that's very dangerous conditions. that's the reason we have these different advisories, wind chill
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advisories, because of the cold air this morning and tomorrow morning, that's going to be a concern, as well. we also have lake effect snow warnings lake erie and lake ontario, watch for that, between this morning through tomorrow night, we could see isolated spots getting a foot or more of that snow. this is tomorrow's forecast and you can see that continues with that wind setup that we're going to have very snowy areas. the rest of the region gets a breakthrough the east coast until friday, temperatures into stay below average but there is a developing winter storm system that wore going to have to watch very closely. that would be friday into saturday. while that part of the country stays quiet for now, the west coast dealing with a system that we'll have more on in the next half hour, but definitely winter is finally getting a grip. >> is dad ice fishing now? >> from minnesota, yes, it's finally with this cold air cold enough that all the lakes are hard frozen, you can even drive
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on them. >> nicole mitchell, thank you. >> when we come back, keeping donald trump out of the u.k. because of his comments about muslims. >> whole talk to the member of parliament about the debate today whether to bonn him. the steps the white house is taking to fix the troubled water system in flint, michigan. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> paul flynn joins us on the phone. explain why you decided debating a ban on donald trump was a legitimate use of parliament's time. >> because more than half a
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million people asked us to do it, and it shouldn't be just members of parliament, politicians who decide what's discussed in parliament, the public should have a say, too. having had this number of 700,000 there to contacted us and asked for this issue to be debated, we have no chase but to use parliamentary time for it. there are plenty of other things going on in parliament today, but i believe the world is outraged by the statements by donald trump. he's mocked persons for their disability, made degrading remarks about women, insulted the people of mexico, suggesting they are rapists and drug abusers and because of an incident involving two people in america, he wants to ban everyone of the muslim religion from coming into united states. these clearly are intolerant
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views that the people who signed the petition want to condemn. there are smaller petitions suggesting he worked be allowed in. >> 40 that you say signed the counter petition. >> that's right. >> do you favor yourself banning trump i don't mean your country? >> i think it would be a terrible mistake. it's giving him a status that he doesn't deserve. i prefer to have it him here. you don't win arguments by slamming doors in people's faces. i'd like for him to explain to us where these so-called no go areas are for the police in this country. i've never seen one. perhaps we have a chat about the gun laws in america, why there are more people killed every day from shotguns than are killed every year in the united kingdom. perhaps we can take him on a walk and let him see how the
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racial harmony is there. i believe we can well give him an advantage if it appears that another country is trying to interfere in the american election. we have no right to do that. you might well use that to suggest that british people are trying to tell the american people which way to vote. we are not. we are expressing a view on a particular man and that will be done this afternoon. >> you agree with prime minister cameron that he should not be banned. donald trump tweeted out that before it that has a massive muslim problem. david cameron talked the lack of immigration and said that led to appalling practices against women and girls in your country. do you agree that certain muslim communities do need to be better integrated or they risk radicalization? >> of course i do, but they risk
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other things, too, they risk be female genital mutilation which is one of the practices brought into this country, and it's an awful practice in many communities that have forced marriages, which we are trying to out law. there are certain other practices among the immigrant populations that are not acceptable to the standards here, but that's well known. it's nice to know that david cameron is catching up with it. that's not to go along with the intolerance and prejudices of donald trump. i think what the prime minister is doing, he's trying to get in a bit of popular support by using a scapegoat in that way. i don't think he's got any muslims, if he's got any at all, it would be a handful in his constituency. i have about 5% of my population are muslims and they're pillars of society. they've been here a long time in many cases, some have been here 100 years along with the --
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>> i'm sorry to interrupt. a professor from the university of manchester joins us, professor, thank you for your time. you have a law in the u.k. that allows individuals to be banned for saying things? >> yes, the home secretary could conceivably exclude donald trump from the u.k. she has the right to refuse a visa to anyone. she's refused visas to about 150 people ocean they are hate preachers or their presence would be to use the phrase not conducive to the public interest. it should be said her boss, prime minister david cameron has made it abundantly clear that donald trump will not be banned. there will be a debate. no doubt donald trump watching the debate, his ears will be
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burning, because it won't be complimentary to him. technically, he could be banned. a possible u.s. president, so it's not going to happen the fact that you've got this debate, it's the first time a candidate for the u.s. presidency has been debated in such negative terms. you've had nearly 600,000 signatures on a petition. that's the largest petition by far that has come before the british parliament in recent times. >> this all started with a tweet, i understand, that made the rounds in the united states kingdom. i want to show everybody that tweet, because what it says is kind of what started this debate. he says that the united kingdom is trying hard to disguise their massive muslim problem. everybody is wise to what is happening. it is very sad. be honest. do you think that those trying
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to suppress in any way or having a debate about suppressing him or banning him feeds into his narrative about political correctness as he calls it? >> i think the british left, as well has made clear that they don't want to ban donald trump. what the british left want to do, you just heard from towel flynn, but they want to take him around muslim areas and see most areas have integrated. that's not to say there aren't problems in certain areas. what you've got is con sense across the political divide that donald trump's comments were unacceptable. david cameron's described them as stupid and wrong, donald trump's comments. the mayor of london boris johnson who almost will speak in the debate said he wouldn't go to new york because of the real fear, the real risk of meeting donald trump. so you see, whether on the right or left, you've got consensus in
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british politics that these comments are unacceptable. certainly if it was forced to a vote in the house of commons, there almost certainly would be a vote to exclude him. british ministers don't think that's a credible option. the fact that we're debating the exclusion shows the extent to which people feel donald trump has crossed a line in the comments that he's made. and the extent to which he has now gained global attention. thank you, professor. >> that will be must see t.v., three hours of debate from parliament. a warning for women traveling abroad. >> a disease leading to a spike in birth defects. in the state of texas, oil production is going strong, but only compounding the collapse of global crude prices.
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>> celebrity chef, marcus samuelsson. >> i've had the fortune to live out my passion. >> his journey from orphan to entrepreneur. >> sometimes in life, the worst that can ever happen to you can also be your savior. >> and serving change through his restaurants. >> we hired 200 people here in harlem... these jobs can't be outsourced. >> i lived that character. >> we will be able to see change. . time to take a look at today's top stories. the democratic presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail after their debate last night. hillary clinton and bernie
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sanders turned attention away from the republicans and toward each other. they argued over wall street to health care and gun control. in turkey, one is dead and self injured after an explosion at a middle school. the blast happened in the southeast near the syrian border. government officials say the explosion happened just after classes began. they say no children were killed. the u.s. has i am speeds new sanctions against iran for breaking a ban on launching interballistic missiles. president obama says the safeguards are now in place to catch iran if it tries to build a nuclear weapon. >> new sanctions coming as americans coming back home after released by ran, among them a journalist, pastor and marine. we have the latest. >> this is the first public photo of washington post
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correspondent former u.s. marine amir hakmati. they landed at a u.s. military base. >> several americans unjustly detained are finally coming home. >> president obama said by talking to iran about its nuclear program was able to negotiate over the prisoners release. the talks sped up after the nuclear deal was complete. >> this is a good day, because once again, we are seeing what's
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possible with strong american diplomacy. >> iran released four iranian americans in exchange for seven men convicted in the u.s. >> he has put a price on the head of every american abroad. >> some republican presidential candidate said they are glad iran released the prisoners but criticized obama. >> i don't think these americans should have ever been in prison. they haven't done anything wrong. they are hostages. now we have a president who made a deal with hostages. the first case of a virus causing birth defects has been found in the u.s. brazil is facing the largest outbreak of the virus. it's spread by mosquitoes. with only 201 days left until the rio de janeiro games, they are working for a vaccine.
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>> the foreigner who comes to brazil and intends to get pregnant or is pregnant is in the same situation. just like brazilians, they should take all the necessary measures not to come in contact with the mosquito, because it can bite and care the zika and all the precaution might not be enough because the problem is extremely serious. >> the first american case was confirmed yesterday. an infected baby in hawaii was born with brain damage. the c.d.c. urged from traveling 14 countries and territories for across south america. president obama declared a federal emergency to deal with the contamination of the water in flint, michigan. >> flint michigan is calling for justice over a water crisis that is now in the national spotlight. drawing applause at a sunday
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congregation where reverend jesse jackson blamed the water crisis on the state government and water emergency managers. >> this is a disaster zone, not just an emergency. maybe there should be duct tape around the city, because flint is a crime scene. >> this week, president obama declared a federal emergency over the contaminated water. that opens up about $5 million in aid to the city. the state change said its water source in 2014 to cut costs, exposing more than 100,000 resident to say toxic levels of lead. families are forced to cook and clean with bottled water. she said her kids are still baiting in that water. >> it's hard to make sure everybody's been bathed properly, because we're really not supposed to use this water. >> the state is now under investigation over the water crisis. water researchers point to a memo from the e.p.a. to city water officials in june, showing officials knew that testing showed high lead results, but
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they didn't publicly admit it for another three months. >> it's a man made tragedy that was completely preventable. >> at a rally this weekend, filmmaker michael moor called for the arrest of governor snyder. >> he committed a crime. he knew what he was doing. >> the state that distributed more than 27,000 cases of bottled water and 50,000 water filters. hermela aregawi, al jazeera. hillary clinton using her closing statements in last night's debate in south carolina to express her outrage over the flint water crisis. on saturday, bernie sanders said he was the first candidate to address the disaster. he called on the michigan governor to resign. clinton suggested that michigan's slow response had a racial component to it. flint is mostly black. >> if the kids in a rich suburb of detroit had been drinking contaminated water and being
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bathed in it, there would have been action. >> measure's attorney general has now launched an investigation into the matter, looking into whether the state broke any laws when the city's water was contaminated with led. >> on the republican side, candidate marco rubio is doubling down on the second amendment. heed a mid to buying a handgun on christmas eve, calling it a last line of defense against isil. >> i'm a strong supporter of the second amendment. i have a right to protect my family if someone were to come after us. if isis were to visit us or our communities at any moment, the last line of defense between isis and my family is the ability i to have protect my family from them or from a criminal or anyone else who seeks to do us harm. millions of americans feel that way. >> a common argument from gun advocates say easy access to gun makes it easier for citizens to
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prevent a violent attack. the controversy over sean penn's interview with el chapo continues. many criticized him for meeting with el chapo without telling government officials. penn defending his actions sunday on 60 minutes. >> was it naive of you, naive to believe that you could come to mexico, meet with this actress and go see el chapo without anyone knowing about it. >> i assumed they knew about it. i was stunned that he would risk our trip. i was stunned. >> penn also saying that he failed to accomplish his goals, which was to talk about the u.s. government war on drugs. he said he has no regrets about his actions and was simply trying to offer readers a look at a hard to reach figure in order to spark discussion around a very heated issue. migrants stuck in coast at a
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reek are part of a first test run of a charter flight and bus trip organized by several south american countries. we have the story. >> ready to move on. three days in mexico and daisy is off again. she and other cubans at this migrant shelter in southern mexico have a flight to catch. they hope to make it to northern mexico and then across into the united states. before flying to ecuador in october to begin her journey, she had never left home. she has crossed six countries, one more to go. she has come so far but still has more than 1700 kilometers to go before she reaches the u.s. border. her husband is in florida, where a whole new life to start is daunting. >> it's a radical change for me. i don't know what i'll have to
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face once i get there. it's another country. i am excited, but i know it's a very drastic change. >> she sold her house, which was illegal in 2011. with thousands of dollars in hand, she could afford the trip. they thought flying to the u.s. border would make their trip safer, but when they landed in the border city of reynosa, it became clear what dangers they faced on their final push. airport taxis refused to take them the 15 minutes to the u.s. border without a federal police escort. cubans are targets for extortion and kidnap. minutes turned to hours. the sun had almost set when police finally showed up. violent crime is rare at home. these cubans were shaken. >> we were afraid, really afraid. we thought we would have to
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spend a night in that place far away and cut off from everything else. it's dangerous. i was afraid, all of us were afraid. >> approaching the border, it starts to hit them, they are almost there. >> daisy's taken her final step now on her way to the u.s., a journey that's taken more than two and a half months and full of hazards and dangers she couldn't imagine when she left cuba. in afew hours, she expects to be free on the other side. >> steps full of emotion and now she's made it this far, that challenging new life is set to begin. al jazeera, along the u.s.-mexico border. new york city has received its first snowfall of 2016. most parts of the city received about a half inch of snow sunday night. new yorkers are waking up to a blast of arctic air with high winds making it feel like the single digits in some spots. it might just be the beginning as another round of snow is expected later this week. the midwest getting
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hammered, wind chills up in minnesota, iowa and wisconsin. bismarck north dakota hat a morning low of nine below zero and wind chill factor of 31 below zero. the cold weather not expected to lift until tuesday night and then all of that is moving east. >> parts of the west coast are getting hit with wet weather. let's bring in nicole mitchell. >> we have a couple different things going on. these are the highs for the day. minneapolis, we might be lucky so his zero and get in the positive, but the wind chills stay well below zero through the course of the day. some of that colder air has spread through the east coast. contrast this with the west coast where we have another system coming in, but with lower elevations, a lot of temperatures in the 50's, that's more of a rainstorm versus the snowstorm. here's the current one that we're dealing with that has
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moved onshore. there's another behind this one. we'll have a little gap in between the two. the gaps are nice, because they allow some drying out so there haven't been as many flooding reports as we could have. higher elevations are snow. we've got a fair amount of rain in central california where we definitely need it. then the next system, we can already watch some of those clouds start to move in across the region. because it's warmer, some cities, portion of montana where we see the pinks, this is freezing rain. that can get pretty much russ. the other winter weather is the higher elevations or portions of this year are going to get up to a foot of now and the next round will come in. tomorrow, we see more of the next round, including areas of heavier rain for california and toward the end of the week, we have another system that could bring heavier areas of rain. we've got a few things going on here. this is more the rain side versus the snow that we'll see
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on the eastern half of the country because of the temperatures. that's getting into the day tomorrow. the broad picture, definitely still some areas of lake effect that will really pile up where we have all that cold air and the system we're watching very closely potentially for the east coast friday into saturday, maybe it's a big snowstorm. >> your weather map makes me feelle cold. the gap between the world's wealthiest and poorest is getting wider. 62 of the richest billionaire control half of global wealth. the poorest have gotten poorer. public investment would help narrow the gap but only if the wealth wry pay more taxes. >> if we can't have a line to who is paying taxes where, whether a fair share is being paid, then we really can't understand where the governments have enough revenue to build in the necessary social protections and at a time we are looking at
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such enormous instability and such global displacement of peoples, we really need to address these issues. >> more than $7 trillion is held in offshore accounts. i believe that this country still has the biggest number of top billionaires. >> some of them are trying to use their wealth for good causes, elon musk of tesla, but for him it's back to the drawing board. the malfunction that led to a less than successful rocket booster landing by space x. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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crude oil prices are down today, trading this time at $27 a barrel, the lowest since 2003. investors are concerned about iran's return to a saturated oil market. both the u.s. and e.u. ended sanctions against iran, cutting oil exports by 2 million barrels per day. the global collapse of oil prices has been a boon for american consumers, but more than 100,000 jobs have been lost over the past year. we report from the state of texas where the boom times are turning into the steepest downturn in more than 40 years. >> pleasanton texas accounts for oil for it's taxes in recent
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years. >> programs and things that they were wanting to do. >> the prayer rye is dotted with new oil wells, thanks to dramatic advances in the drilling technology known as hydraulic fracturing. that has made the u.s. the world's biggest producer of crude. it's proven too much of a good thing, because the more america the opec countries and othersed a to the global surplus, the less each barrel is worth. >> it makes sense to ratchet back production, but individually and that's the calculus, each country or energy company is making, it makes sense individually for them to continue to produce, and so that's what we're seeing. >> as a result, drillers who depended on high oil prices to fund their heavy operating expenses are binge drink into
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bankruptcy and texas has begun to brace for the down side of a traditional cycle, oil boom to bust. >> the u.s. economy is forecast to be just one third of what it was a couple of years ago. if oil price continue to stay at current levels for much longer, economists see an actual loss of jobs. >> the crew working at this drilling company is half the size this time a year ago. he is too discouraged to pay attention anymore to the price of crude. >> it's not so much the money, it's the uncertainty of the fact you don't know what you have day to day. the money is still, it's all right, but it's the fact that any day, it could be, you know, it could get worse. >> some find hope of new markets since the u.s. dropped its 40 year long ban on crude oil exports, the tangors left bound for europe, but no one is looking for the day that crude once gensels for $100 a barrel.
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al jazeera in south texas. celebrating lititures beloved characters. >> the celebration of a bear with very little brains.
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>> a sunny start to the morning here in new york city, but looks can be deceiving. a cold blast with frigid air is moving into the city arriving
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monday morning as will the rest of the east coast. as far as the horses are concerned, the city approving a ban on horse drawn kearns, the open air raids popular with tourists. critics say the hoars are poorly treat and at risk for car accidents. the number calls for them to be cut to 75 and beginning in june, the carriages will only be allowed in central park. houston, we have a problem. complications to say the least for a space x rocket. >> lift off of the falcon nine rocket with jason three. >> sunday's launch near los angeles successfully put a satellite into orbit but the racket made a hard landing, breaking a support leg and then toppling over. this was the fourth failed attempt to land a rocket safely so it could be reused. we have more on the next steps for space x. >> an unnamed barge in the pacific ocean shakes as the booster stage of a falcon nine
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rocket comes in to land. one of its four landing legs failed to deploy and the booster falls over. space x has been testing its landing technology since april last year. the private company's eager to make its rockets reusable. each costs $16 million and until now crashed into the ocean after each launch. space x managed a successful controlled landing in december. that custody down on land was a world first. the company says reusable rockets will dramatically cut the cost of space travel and make new and ambitious missions to explore the solar systems possible. the landing attempt was the second part of a mission which earlier saw the rocket carry the jason three climate satellite into orbit. from 1300 kilometers above earth, it will measure the height of the see to within fou.
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>> there's a radar attached to the sliest. it measures how long it takes to go down and come back and this gives a very simple estimate of the distance between the satellite apartment ocean. >> the satellite was to return data from every point on the globe every 10 days to chart the ocean's currents for shipping. the mission will give science activities greater in sight into weather patterns such as el niño and climate change. space x says the rocket was on target and the landing soft. the space x hopes to get it right next time. >> the first ever flower grown in space is a zinnia onboard of the international space station. scott kelly tweeted photos. the crew tried to grow lettuce.
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they hope to grow oh tomato. fans are celebrating winnie the pooh day. the author said his son's stuffed toys were the inspiration for the stories. stay tuned. we're going to talk about the virus that has the c.d.c. sending out a health warning. women are being told to avoid 13 countries in the caribbean and south american in fears over the first case of the virus here in the u.s. >> that and more beginning tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. for news anytime, go to aljazeera.com. also always, have a great day.
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a mortar shell explodes at near a turkish school. isil is blamed for the attack. >> you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also coming up on the program, talks to try to find a way of ending 15 years of conflict in afghanistan gets underway in kabul. striping the bottom of the barrel, iran decides to boost production as oil prices sink to a new low. a botched rocket landing off the u.s. coast poses more questions for

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