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>> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city, i'm tony harris. turkey car bombing, dozens injured, and no one claiming responsibility. apple, whether the temp giant should unlock the san bernardino shooters a iphone. the pope's message of peace to victims of mexico's drug
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bombers. at least 28 people are confirmed dead after a car bombing in turkey, it happened in ankora in a place frequented by the military. they appear to have been the target of the attack. >> turkey's capital rock bid an explosion after the last bombing in the city. the blast had been caused by a car bomb. the target, a convoy of military service vehicles passing close to the parliament and the country military headquarters. it indicates that the pkk may be behind the attack. snatch the purpose was to
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ininflict fear in our citizen's minds. the citizens should be united because the terrorists are threatening to divide us. >> and it has not been an isolated incident. in the past months, there have been four bombings in turkey. a suicide bomber blew himself up in the historic district of istanbul in january. ten died in the attack and the bomber was said to be inspired by the islamic state of lev ant, and outside of a central railway station, targeting a labor, peace and democracy rally. more than 100 people were killed in those blasts. one of the most deadly of its kind in the country's modern history. turkey is facing a critical point as it attempts to maintain control over its security. mired in regional tensions, it has been trying to establish a no-fly zone in neighboring syria, and it hinted that it
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might send ground troops there as well. meanwhile, ankora has launched attacks on militia backed troops in sir a they control nearly awful syria's northern border with turkey. turkey's national intelligence agency had warned in response to the artillery barrages in syria, it's another bitter conflict that's being played out in this war-torn region. aljazeera. >> desperately needed aid is said to reach close to 100,000 people in syria, u.n. convoys brought food to residents trapped in syria. and trying to get aid to half a million people that are under attack by the syrian government rebels and isil. doctors without borders says that the death toll from monday's airstrike in a hospital in syria is at least
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25. nine hospital workers, and one child and patients were among the dead. and they believe that the attack was deliberate. criticism from china and secretary of state john kerry today after beijing deploys missile systems to an island in the south sea. jamie mcintyre has more on china's bold moffin. >> reporter: tony, the timing would not be coincidence, after a warship went by a disputed island chain, and after president obama talked about the gathering of the countries. is the satellite shows the presence of chinese surface to missile batteries on woody island, which china claims as it's sovereign territory. woody island is one of the
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cells locked in the china see, which vietnam, china and taiwan all claim. the chinese hq9, an antiaircraft missile system with a range of 125 miles, drew an immediate rebuke from the u.s., which says that putting military hardware on a disputed of island, reneges what president xi said. >> when president xi was here, he stood with president obama in the rose garden and said that china will not mill tarrites in the south china sea, but there's evidence every day that there has been an increased militarization of one kind or another. >> but xi's pledge was before the u.s. sent a destroyer to in the words of the pentagon,
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challenge china's excessive maritime claims. china argued that it has every right to set up what china's foreign minister said are limited and self defense facilities on the islands and reefs where chinese troops are stationed. the obama administration is increasingly concerned by china's growing territorial claims in the south china sea, which includes building up reefs and converting them to manmade islands. as he wrapped up the nations in california, president obama called on all sides to lower tensions by ending the construction and militarization of contested areas. >> any disputes between claimants in the region must be resolved peacefully, through legal means, such as the upcoming arbitration ruling in the law of the seas, which the parties are obligated to
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respect and abide by. >> reporter: in a broadcast before it became public, defense secretary, ashe carter, said that china's actions are forcing the u.s. to beef you were it's posture. >> it's having an effect on the united states, and we will continue to be, as we have for seven years, the pivotal military power there, but it's also having the effect of turning everyone, who might otherwise be perfectly willing to work with china in security terms, as we would be in principle, it's turning them against china. >> reporter: despite the potential threat that surface to air missiles could pose to aircraft, they don't believe that china is seeking a military confrontation. secretary kerry will have serious conversations with china in the coming days ago, and once again urges china to
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resolve through notion, and not through bullying or force. >> all right, jamie mcintyre for us. the white house announced today that president obama will sign a bill to toughen sanctions on north korea for refusing to put an end to its nuclear weapons program. and meanwhile, the show of force for the aircraft conducted exercise was south korean jets over seoul this morning, deterring threats from the north. apple is challenging a court order to unlock the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. saying that it would unlock the security of millions of its clients. jake ward joins us from san francisco to explain why. jake. >> reporter: tony, this may seem like an isolated case, the fbi asking apple to break into
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a single iphone, but this has quickly become a battle that encompasses anybody whoever thought about the privacy of their own devices. right now, if you try to against the pass code too many times, it makes you wait an hour, and at worst, it erases itself. the fbi wants to upload software to take as many shots on syed farook's phone to unlock it. it's one of those sold around the world, and prance millions more earlier models that could be affected but the white house said had a this is not a threat to privacy for anyone else. >> they're not asking apple to redesign its product or create a new back door to one of their products. they're simply is asking for something that would have an impact on this one device. >> apple's encryption on guises
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makes it impossible for devices, but apple said that it's drawing the line here, and it will not comply. this may seem to be a relatively well founded little case. first oafter all, they're tryino get into one phone, an outdated phone, but the truth is that it has implications for other technology. what you and i use, they're encrypted in ways that the manufacturers can't break into. 23 apple is compelled by the fbi to build a back door into their own devices, that could be the end of privacy to everyone. >> it's about democracy activists in china, about human rights activists in syria. it's about lgbt activists here in the middle east and you name it. privacy is not just a human right, but it's for the social good. >> reporter: put it this way, if apple creates software for
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the fbi to break into the phone of a known terrorist, is it possible that another agency, or a foreign government or terrorist could use the same technique to get into millions of other i phones? tony, this has obviously spiraled out of what the fbi intended, and apple's response and the community and the technology at large shows that this is going to be a major battle. one for everyone involved. >> okay, jake, let's do this. this was not our plan, but i'm going to make it our plan. i'm going to include new the conversation with amy, the u.s. policy manager, advocacy organization, that works to defend digital rights around the world, and she's in washington d.c. all right, amy, let me start with you, multiple attempts, unlimited attempts to get into this one phone. this one phone without the fbi
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being locked out forever. what is wrong with that? >> . >> so it's actually creating a really dangerous precedent. by saying that they can use this legal authority, the statute that has been on the books forever, in order to cause a company to create to write new code that would allow them to basically break into a device, it's really kind of unprecedented. it's really probably unconstitutional, it's compelled speech on behalf of apple, and it's definitely in opposition to human rights, and it's going to make a lot of people -- if you follow this line of reasoning down the road to what it will allow them to do with other companies and other products, it's going to make a lot of people insecure. >> i get that it will make you insecure or uneasy, but jake ward, this is not the kind of
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sweeping, overwhelming kind of security situation that edward snowden, for example, was warning us about, and informing us about. we're talking about one device here, aren't we? >> well, that's true, tony, but we're talking about a fix that could be applied to any device like it, and in theory, to millions and millions of other devices, even ones that have been modernized since then. so the art that tim cook is making and the privacy advocates are making, you're introducing a vulnerability that sure, maybe the government could use, and maybe it will only be used by law enforcement under the most above board circumstances, but you're introducing a vul benerability that could be taken advantage by all sorts of other people, foreign governments, agents, hackers, all sorts of people. so it's introducing risk where there wasn't risk before, and apple said that it's entirely
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unprecedented. >> why do we need -- i'm devil's advocate. why do we need such devices? we're stripping these days to get on an airplane, and we have given up all pretense of security internet. and if getting the information off of this one phone helps to disrupt or destroy syed farook's network, shouldn't there been some kind of accommodation here? >> well, so let's start with saying, your premise there will destroy the network, and we have no evidence that there's information on this phone that is going to help in the investigation. we just know there's a phone. and i would say on your other premise about us giving up security on the internet, we're fairly secure on the internet. and every month we're getting more secure. companies are introducing stronger and stronger encryption in order to keep users safe. but the problem is, if you talk
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to my intelligence official in the united states, they're going to tell you that the number-one threat that we face today is cyber security. security is a problem, and the answer is more encryption, stronger endescription, and endescription without holes of vulnerability. so the fact that the fbi is touting where encryption and cyber security, and on the other hand, security just as incredibly disingenuous and inconsistent. >> if i had nothing to hide, jake ward, why would i be concerned about the back door to my phone? why should i be concerned about that. >> that's the thing, why should a law-abiding citizen care when a judge gets the permission to snoop into my phone. it's not just that, it's about hundreds of thousands of cyber of theft intrusions every year,
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and it's the great threat of our time of we're not talking about just a wiretap here, snooping in somebody's mail. everything in your life. your social security number, your address, our contacts, your bank account information, all of that is held in people's phones these days, so keeping that argument safe has to be held to a higher standard. so it doesn't matter if you personally know a chinese dissident or human rights worker, but it has to do with the safety of your own information, and in this case, it would make these phones less safe to introduce a back door. >> congress may be involved. and what's your reaction to some lawmakers to require tech companies to create this back door? >> so new york and california on the state level have introduced laws to prevent the sale of these encrypted devices in their state. so basically, the iphone 6
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would no longer be able to be sold in new york or california. and representative lu has a bill to preempt those laws, that states can actually not introduce legislation that mandates that encryption, that the sale of a device is based on whether or not it uses encryption. this is a huge problem for users in those states. it's a problem for commerce, it will cause economic harm to users, it will cause privacy harm to users. the people who are watching right now, i want them to think about the documents and the photos that they have in their phone, their families, their friends, themselves. think about what would happen if those weren't encrypted and if they got loose and were published on the internet. this is not necessarily about nothing to hide. it's about your life and making sure that there are some things that you can have control over. >> amy meet jake, and jake meet
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amy. okay, that worked out, thank you both. appreciate it. still ahead on the program, the cost of poison water, residents in flint paying some of the highest bills in the country, and the executive behind the west virginia chemical spill that left thousands without drinkable water, gets his day in court.
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state water shows that the residents of flint, michigan, pay the highest rates in america, more than twice the arranging in the united states, but meanwhile, there's a battle to replace lead pipe systems from the untreated water from the flint river. bisi, why is flint's water rate so high? >> well, tony, i can tell that you the mayor of flint has not publicly addressed this, but the water rates were increased to address infrastructure upgrades, but when you look at what the residents of flint were paying for water compared to other cities in the country, it's really mind blowing, considering that for nearly two years the water was tainted with lead. it was an organization out of washington d.c. who conducted the city and they found that flint residents were paying roughly $800 or more a year,
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and that's more than double the national average. last summer, i had an opportunity to speak with a lawyer who at that time was actually suing the city of flint because of its high water rates, and he talked about how this was negatively impacting the residents. take a listen. >> people had to make decision busy whether not to eat, to pay the utilities bills, gas and electric, mortgagees or pay their water bill. and none of the earlier items resulted in you not being able to live. we need water, and in three days you're done if you don't have water, and people had to make those choices, and it wasn't right. >> and a judge actually ruled in washington last summer, eliminating the 30% water rate hike that had been in effect for years. and it's important to note, tony, the governor of michigan, rick snyder, he announced that
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the portion of the water bills would be refunded because of all of issues. back to you. >> so if the mayor and the governor both want the best for residents, it makes sense, why aren't they seeing eye to eye on how to replace the pipes? what's the issue here? >> yeah, well, i can tell you that the flint mayor, karen weaver, she announced last week that she had the plan to get off the ground and in the next couple of weeks start digging and pulling up some of the pipes. the governor said that he's onboard but he wants to bring in his own team. and the mayor saying that she doesn't want to deal with the governor's engineering firm and the contractors. right now, she's trying to get the governor to get more funding to pull this off the ground. and if the governor is not onboard, she's going to start looking outwards, for celebrities and philanthropists to pitch in. >> yeah, bisi onile-ere, thank
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you. the last six executives blamed for a toxic leak in west virginia, was sentenced today. ray has been on the story since the beginning, and he joins us from charleston. robert. >> yeah, tony, good evening. gary southern, the last to be charged in court $2. and many thought that he was going to be put down with a harsher sentence, but that was not the case. gary southern arrived at the federal courthouse flanked by his attorneys, and he pled guilty last august to plugs charges for a spill of the elk river in 2014, forcing tap water to be shut off for 300,000 residents. >> do you have anything to say to the residents of charleston?
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nothing at all, sir? don't you think that you owe it to the people of charleston to make some sort of apology or comment to the 300,000 people that couldn't drink water? don't you think, sir? can't you answer the questions? can you answer the questions? >> after nearly two hours inside of the courtroom, a federal judge handed down the sentence. he'll spend 30 days in prison in florida, center 6 months supervised release, and pay a $30,000 fine. federal prosecutors have sentenced six executives of the industries for violating the clean water act. the others received sentences and fines to 30 days in jail. but many residents and officials say that the sentences are too light. >> to me, is sounds like a flap on the wrist, and it's sad
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to hear that he was taken by private plane back to floor floor when he caused so much devastation in our community. >> southern had received the harshest penalty of all of the officials. and federal prosecutors recommended a sentence of 21 to 27 months, and freedom industries, which filed for bankruptcy eight days after the spill, was find $900,000. but the judge said that it was symbolic because the company doesn't exist anymore. >> reporter: tony, gary southern stood new court today and apologized. but not for the chemical spill. he apologized for the days where in the press conference, 300,000 people couldn't drink water, and he had a bottle of water, and he said that he wasn't feeling very well, and he apologized for i guess his behavior that day.
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and the judge went on to say that he didn't think that gary southern was a criminal. but gary sovereign was given the idea and the reasoning today, to leave the court. and we're told that he's on a private jet at some point tonight, tony. >> so you have been coveraging this since the bill happened. and is this outcome a surprise at all? >> . >> i think it is. if you look at it from the resident's eyes, how disappointed would you be? if you spent hundreds of thousands of dollars, and you got sick, and here you have an executive who gets on a private plane, goes back to florida, gets find $25,000. and is going to spend 30 days in a prison, and a judge said that he's not a criminal, but the last night i checked, when
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there are bars in front of your face, you're a critical. >> i had another quick one for you, why are you being habited? you're on a public sidewalk. >> i know, well, welcome to the had u.s. of a., where sometimes you'll be in a lovely town such as this, and you'll be on the public sidewalk that looks so wonderful, and you have some authority that comes up to you and says, you better move it because he want the idea that they feel some power in their lives, tony, but that's okay, because frankly, as reporters, that's what we're trying to do with aljazeera for the past two and a half years, to talk to people like that and make sure that their power is limited. >> amen, brother. robert ray in charleston, virginia. getting political, sentence away from the immigration border, and senator marco rubio in south carolina, and possibly, possibly, a big boost
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before this weekend's primary.
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>> pope francis is wrapping up his historic trip to mexico with a visit to the border city of juarez, and his message there is about a hot topic in the u.s. presidential race. talking about immigration. and aljazeera's heidi jo castro joins us now from juarez, and earlier in the day, the
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ceremony, his message for them. >> that's right, tony, likely, you know that perhaps our children and our children's children, with the pope, he plans deliver a blessing across the international boundary through the border fence into the community on the u.s. side, who the pope termed one family with brothers and sisters here in juarez, mexico. and the pope having that symbolic image, accompanied by strong words delivered in his mass, sharing the compassion for the hundreds of thousands of migrants who pass through mexico on the way to the united states. he talks of the suffering of the central american migrants who suffered through deserts
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and mountains, and braving kidnaps and violence along the way. and the pursuit in the life of peace and dignity. he called on everyone to have compassion for the flight of the migrants, not only in humanitarian crisis, but humanitarian tragedy, tony. >> boy, i could talk to you for a while. those are lovely being pictures, and we know this is happening right on the border. i'm wondering how are people on the u.s. side reacting? >> reporter: that's right, you can see texas from my vantage point, but for security reasons, they were held back from the border, on the u.s. side, to complaints and protests from people who wanted to see the pope with their own eyes, but the diocese did hold a broadcast of the mass, on the big screen, and they were able to receive a blessing from him.
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>> the pope also visited a prison, and tell us about that visit. >> that's right, it was a very busy schedule for the pope. he shared with hundreds of prisoners, and then he moved on to meet with the workers and their employers, telling them that the seeking of profits over people, over families, should be shunned. the pope capping off his day here, giving mass, and he's identifying with the marginalized, and the 20,000 closest to the pope were reserved for the most marginalized many. >> i want to share a quote from the pope's message at the prison. the problem of security is not resolved only by incarcerating.
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rather, he calls us to intervene with the causes and security that impact the entire social framework. one more for you, heidi. as you know, juarez is one of the most dangerous places in mexico and how would you describe the security for the pope's visit? >> ever since more than 24 hours ago, tony, the route that the pope traveled to get here had been closed off. and there were soldiers and police on every corner guarding that route. of course around me, you see security everywhere. military soldiers and election police. you know, the pope is not only tackling immigration and labor issues, but he took on the drug trade in juarez, which is a very brave thing to do. telling the youth and the clergy to not be complaisant against the drug trade. >> if the pope can't take it o. who can?
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heidi jo castro in juarez, mexico. a big boost from senator marco rubio today, he got the coveted endorse. from south carolina governor, nikki haley. lisa stark is in chafein. >> as you see, they're bang up from the event by marco rubio. he was joined by nikki haley as she flew her support behind the senator, and this is a nice boost for him in the primary race in this state. >> ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. >> i'm so honored that you chose to join our team because she embodies for me everything that i want the republican party and the conservative movement to be about. >> even before the coveted endorsement, marco rubio's campaign was drawing enthusiastic crowds. >> thank you for being here,
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these great folks are coming out to see me. >> he had already won the support of the state's african-american senator, tim scott. >> thank you for joining me in weaponing the next president baracpresident ofthe united sta. >> he took aim at president obama, with a well worn line. >> we're going to have to undo the damage that barack obama has done to this country. [ applause ] now, when i say that, and i say it more than once, and the press says that he's repeating himself. >> reporter: rubio tried to make light of his disastrous performance at the new hampshire debate, when he repeated a line four times, a debacle.
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but nikki haley, who has a 90% approval rating in the state, it's huge. and we asked rubio about it before the announcement. we would love to credit her endorsement. >> i hope that he leaves south carolina with a tail wind. >> the endorsement is a big blow for jeb bush, who had been courting haley. he remains near bottom of the republican field in the state, with donald trump still in front. but rubio's supporters like his low-key style. >> i think that he's the most mature guy. he's the youngest, but the most mature, and he's not shouting or yelling. he knows his stuff. >> fixing what was done wrong. >> sounds like donald trump. >> no. no. he's too hotheaded. >> the florida senator is hoping for second place, running neck-and-neck with ted cruz. >> if he comes in second, that's the best case scenario. we'll see at the end of the
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day. and it gives him the opportunity to run a campaign in the super tuesday states. >> reporter: the once tea party favorite is seen as more main dream, touting a brand of conservatism that will allow him to bring the republican party together x. allow him to be the 45th president of the united states. >> did they just have a game before, or is that the 45t 45th president of the united states? huh? >> as you can see, that got a good reaction, and a lot of good lines today that the crowd loved. i will say that both marco rubio and nikki haley are children of immigrants, and tony, they're really trying to paint a picture of the republican party in the newspaper, a broader party. that's the message that they're trying to send out and nikki haley has been named probably
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as a vice presidential pick. >> lisa stark for us. and hilliary clinton is hoping that african-americans will help her slow the momentum of one bernie sanders. secretary clinton is already the favorite among many black voters. >> at a rally to get out the vote in the brownsville neighborhood, hilliary clinton found support from a grieving mother. >> from now until november, let's support this lady. i present to you secretary hurricane katrina, ouhurricaneh. >> after an altercation with a police officer during a traffic stop, she was later found hanged in her jail cell. >> we owe it to them to reform police practices and make sure that no other young woman like sandra bland is pulled out of a
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car for no reason and thrown into a jail where she's found dead. >> reporter: while clinton is pulling with south kore south ca voters, some are on the fence. >> my mind is not made up. >> bernie sanders in new hampshire, clinton is looking to shore up votes for south carolina voters where they make up 50% of democratic voters. >> to break down the barriers, it's important that we look at everything look at everything that holds people back, and my commitment to hold down the barriers for african-americans. >> though clinton has been criticized by the black lives matter movement, still others, like the civil rights legend, john lewis.
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clinton has aligned herself with president obama, who has a 90% approval rating from african-americans. she rebuked sanders. >> today bernie sanders said that president obama failed the presidential leadership he test. and this is not the first time that he has criticized president obama. in the past, he has called him weak, called him a disappointment. >> one of us ran against barack obama, and i was not that candidate. >> it's a strategy that some political watchers say could help heroine the support of black voters in the primary. >> it's not lost on african-americans that he chose her to be his first secretary of state. so that association is very strong, and a wise strategy for her to adhere closely to the president's agenda and policies, and this is a winning strategy. >> for now, clinton maintains a huge edge going into the
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primary. among african-american primary voters, clinton is pulling in south carolina. but still, it's be important for the democratic candidate to be well beyond the primaries. aljazeera, chicago. >> president obama will not attend the funeral for supreme court justice, antonin scalia, but instead, he will pay his respects at the supreme court on friday. that's when scalia's body will lie in repose in the building's great hall. vice president, joe biden will go to saturday's service, meanwhile, heller broke with his party saying that the president should nominate someone to fill scalia's vote on the supreme court. i hear this is a terrific book, and i have to read it. sisters-in-law, how sandra day
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o'conner and ruth bader beginsberg went to being supreme court. if you were making this pick. or were in a position to advise the president on his pick p. what would you be saying to him? >> i would tell him to nominate one of the african-american women, i would say camelia harris, who is asian american, or african-american female, or loretta lynch, the attorney general of the united states. >> an african-american female? >> right. i have only two words to say to you, anita hill. i would say that the sight of the confirmation hearing, run
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by a handful of -- right, all white republican men, beating up on an extraordinary early articulate, qualified, and exemplary african-american woman would galvanize women and racial minorities in this country at the election. >> right. right. i think miss harris has indicated that she hasn't been telephone bid the president, unless she's interested in the senate race out there. but this quote, it only makes sense to defer to the american people who will elect a new president to select the nexting supreme court justice. that was from senator grassley, right? the chair of the senate judiciary committee, and how surprised were you to hear that statement from senator
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grassley, and even before that, the senate majority leader saying that the vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president. what was your reaction when you heard all of that? >> i was not surprised that that was their position, because i predicted that this was going to happen in an article that i wrote in the "washington post" on new year's. so the substance did not surprise me. the fact that senator mcconnell was foolish enough to say it out loud surprised me a little bit, because it makes him look so much worse than he already is. >> so i'm wondering, how does a gop senate willing to block the president's nomination, how does this, to your way of thinking help president obama? >> . >> so the question is, let's say that there's no confirmed
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appointment, right? so the court remains at 8, or divided between four lick rals and a mostlliberalsand a mostly. so who is hurt by that? turns out that president obama and his political agenda do better in an equally divided court than the republicans do. because most -- if the court is equally divide, it leaves standing the decision of the lower court. and most of the lower courts are mostly democratic appointees at this point. so just in the near term, the democrats do better with stasis than the republicans do. the republicans would say if they were here, that losing in the near term is not as bad as
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getting a liberal appointment for justice scalia in the long-term. but the election in november, that's sort of undecided. >> you mentioned that you've written what a lot of folks tell me is a really good book, so how exactly did sandra day o'conner and ruth bader ginsberg change the world? >> they both went to the supreme court full stop. and they changed the world. and they also went to the supreme court and changed the world. so ruth bader ginsberg from 1980, the clouds of the constitution to sex discrimination, something that never happened before. and sandra day o'conner became the first women justice on the
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supreme court of the united states. and in a rather and gentle clever way saw to the interest of women before the court time, and again in the years where she was the only woman. and she did a very good job of being the first, so in her words, she was the first, but not the last. >> lind a. i want the folks to get the book, so that's all i'm going to allow you to say. linda hirschman, she has written a great book. up next on the program, your medical files for ransom. an increase in the number of sib of criminals targeting your hospital records.
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>> president obama said a new task force will be set up to draft for private security. and they will figure out how to secure information stored digitally. it comes days after a california hospital's files were held hostage by hackers. jennifer london has more on that. >> reporter: how much are your medical recording worth? hackers who have taken control of hollywood presbyterian medical center's computers are demanding payments in digital currency, known as bitcoin, and
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in exchange, they will restore the system. it's known as digital kidnapping, ransom aware. >> it's file after file after file. and typically, there's a key to undo it. it's like a virus and an antidote. so the key is basically the antidote. >> reporter: the hacked computers have been offline for about a week, and include those needed for lab work, pharmaceutical orders and the emergency room, which means that the hospital staff are forced to resort to notes and handwritten faces. half of the patients being transported by ambulance have been diverted to other medical centers. a phone message from the hospital seeks to reassure patients. >> we want to assure you that the patients here have not been compromised. >> to think that somebody can walk in and kidnap that information, it's scary to any of us who have our own medical history. and we want to keep it
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confidential. it's just one more breech in the cyber crime environment. >> reporter: in an email to aljazeera, the fbi confirms that it's investigating a cyber crime at the hospital in order to determine the person or group responsible, but due to the ongoing investigation, we're not at liberty to provide details. ransom attacks are more sophisticated. in 2015, there was a 25% increase in these types of cyber attacks. it happened to a south florida plastic surgeon two years ago. >> all we know, there were these internet blackmailers saying that we would have to pay them in by the coin, it took a week, but after paying in bitcoin, he received the codes, and experts say that we're more likely to receive ransom aware attacks. >> it's the easiest form of
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robbery we have. where would you tick up $6.3 million by robbing a bank? it's unfortunate, but it will happen more. >> it's unsure if the hospital will pay the ransom. but it could touch off a wave of similar attacks. jennifer london, aljazeera, los angeles. >> up next, avoiding the morality police in iran. there's an app for that. a program helping young iranians evade the government.
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lisa stark is in chapin, south carolina. >> with just three days before the south carolina primary, there was some thought that gloafgovernor nikki haley wouldt this one out and not make an endorsement. however, this is a big win for marco rubio. >> ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. >> i'm so honored that she chose to join our team. she embodies everything i want the conservative movement to be about. >> reporter: the rubio campaign was attracting enthusiastic crowds. >> we love to be here. the momentum keeps growing. these wonderful folks come out to see me. >> he had already


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