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good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. caucus in nevada comes to an end. if the polls are right. it could be another big night for donald trump. plans to close guantanamo dead on arrive. three killed as tornados roar through the south and a look at a documentary about the ebola crisis that is up for on oskoor at the academy awards.
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. >> we begin with nevada republican caucuses. the winner could get big momentum a week before super-tuesday. the polls suggest anything but a strong victory for donald trump would be an upset and for the rest of the candidates it's a race for second plies. michael shure is standing by. as i said, the polls close in less than an hour. there has been issues wi. >> the nevada caucus has events like this. you have some people that have two ballots. some where they don't have enough. you have people dressed in candidate emblazoned garb accepting ballots. it doesn't paint a pretty
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picture of the way democracy happens, a lot of people will want to take a second look. it's happened every time. there's less organization that we see. again, i think that the results, some are foregone conclusions. others will be fought over between marco rubio, and ted cruz. i was speaking to people from the cruz campaign who were lowering expectations. not a great sign for ted cruz. >> he's had a rough week. it will be interesting in how he performs and this. whether he's in a tight race or not, for what is expected to be second place. no one thinks john kasich has gotten much traction in nevada. he is not there. he's been under pressure this week to move out of the race and leave room. not likely to happen. >> not likely to happen.
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you mentioned john kasich not here, and marco rubio not here. donald trump and ted cruz are here. just to go back to the last question, stopped by caucus sites that you don't hear happening. let's talk about john kasich. he views himself as the candidate. he says i'm the one that can bring harmony to the race. the notion that republicans are saying get out of the way, cleared race, jed bush is gone. ceding some support. so, too, should john kasich be gone. he's the governor of ohio, and the former chairman of the budget committee, he doesn't take know for an answer. he hoped they'd clear the techs where they spent the least amount of money. why would he clear the techs, they ought to consolidate.
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he has a point, it's march 16th, and he knows that no republican won the presidency without winning ohio. >> vasil shkurtaj in los angeles. we'll see what's. >> the two candidates vying for the democratic nomination took to the state. they'll hold the first event on sunday. >> good evening from the university campus of south carolina. where kateryna bondarenko and hillary clinton have taken their last possible opportunity to address the voters in this state directly. this was a town hall meeting setting. they appeared on stage with the host. nonetheless members of the public force them to answer a tough subject in an intimate
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setting. >> bernie sanders is up and trying to convince voters he can get things done. >> do we have the guts to take on the power of the insurance companies. who has 1300 paid lobbyists. i believe when the american people stand up and say healthcare is a right of all people and not a privilege, i believe we can do that with the votes in play, justice perform. a key sanders pledge. >> there is something wrong when african-americans in south carolina and around the country are nervous about walking down the street. going into the car and stopped by a police officers. that should not happen in america. >> hillary clinton is ahead in the polls with african-american.
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sanders needs their votes. nodding in their direction with a personnel reflection. >> my dad came from poland. i'm running for president. guess what, nobody asked for my birth certificate. maybe it's the colour of my skin. >> clinton was forced to defend herself against bernie sanders's attack. is she too close to wall street banks like galledman sachs. >> why is there one like goldman sachs. why is there one standard for me and not everyone else. republicans think and have said that the cause of the great recession was too much regulation an wall street which is a joke. >> she hay be ahead among vital african-american voters, but clinton took no chances, asking mothers to stand up. >> racism, along with educational issues and the rest, have to be addressed. otherwise, you know, we'll never be the nation we should be. >> and the sit department
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emails, the topic won't die down. clinton asked to defend using an internet server in her own home. >> i turned over 55,000 payments of emails, no one in a cabinet position has been as transparent or open. i'm not worried about it worth making a point that african american voters make up half of the vote. hillary clinton is sticking around, campaigning tomorrow. for most of the week she leaves town. she's going to other says ohio on thursday, an indication of how far ahead in the polls here hillary clinton is. >> john terrett in column bio. >> a reminder of what is at stake to the nevada vote. after the carolina primary it's helped it will give them new
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life. that's super-tuesday. 10 states over the following week. march 5th, 6th and eighth. the democrats, 1,034 delegates will be at stake. for the republicans, # 37 delegates. president obama moved to to try to fulfil a promise to close the gaux prison in cuba, the president unveiled a plan to shut the facility. >> the president insists he is clear eyed about hurdles. the politics are tough. he asked congress and the american people to step back and look at the facts. >> 7 years an signing to close guantanamo. a bruised and battle weary president obama was reduced to pleading with congress to give his plan a chance.
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>> i deaned wanted to pass this on to the next president whoever it is. if we don't deal with it now, when will we deal with it? will we let it linger for another 15-20 years. 30 years. >> over the years, some 800 prisoners were released. president obama transferred 137 more and now there are 90. what the pentagon said in congress was a 4-point plan to deal with the 91 and permanently close the prison camp which president obama argues is a stain an america's rip u takes. the plan transfers 35 detainees cleared for release to other countries. clrd news and transfers. with legal action against 10
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detainees. >> work with congress to find a way to bring the other 46 between a facility in the united states. for republicans the idea of bringing terror suspects is the u.s. is a non starreder. >> quaum l guantanamo is being emptied. we shunt release those that re joined the battlefield. >> obama argued moving detainees to a supermax prison will save up to 85 million a year. he says cases such as boston marathon bomber showed the u.s. can and does convict and encars rate terrorists in new york. >> we are holding terrorists in the united states.
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we threw the book at them. we have managed it just mine. >> there's one thing she didn't mention, something the white house doesn't talk about. the president, as lame duck could issue an executive order and bring the remaining detainees to u.s. gaol. closing it in defiance of the congress. dead on arrival. that's how republicans described the president's plan president obama nose he has an uphill fight when it comes to getting republicans on board to close guantanamo, and admitted as much today. >> and in congress i recognise in part because of there's a
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fair amount of opposition to closing guantanamo. if respect easy. it would have happened years ago. as i wanted. but the remains bipartisan support for closing it. >> given the says involved, this plan so involves a fair hearing. >> the president would like to see a vetting process. it's a chance for dialogue. it may be an opportunity for republicans to push back and site security concerns that they have about moving the detainees to the united states. republicans reacted. the top pushing back. will it include bringing
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dangerous terrorists to u.s. communities. he should know that the bipartisan will of congress has been expressed against the proposal. >> there may have been bipartisan support to close guantanamo down or figure out another solution, that is not the case on capitol hill. it's a divisive political issue. republican sirens live in states where the pentagon has been scoping a possible detention facility, prisons that they can move detainees to. senators came out saying they are against it, and feel like it's a security threat. the white house doesn't agree. and the white house thinks it's more dangerous for americans to keep guantanamo bay open, but while this is a very divisive issue, don't expect to see a lot done, especially in the president's last month in office. >> libby casey reporting from capitol hill. >> no learning, no vote. that is what senate republicans
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are saying about the open seat of the supreme court. top members of the judiciary committee say they'll block any issue. the senate says they'll revisit the issue after the election. >> it's been recommended there be no hearings. i agree. the nomination will be filled... >> mcconnell says the senate has a constitutional right to with hold consent. minority leader harry reid says mitch mcconnell pandered for trump who called for congress to delay delay delay republicans are trying to use vice president's joe biden's own words against the white house. in 1992. joe biden urged h.w. bush to hold off on choosing a supreme court nom neep. >> president bush should consider following the practice of a majority of predecessors, and not name a nominee until
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after the november election is completed. >> biden says that was dean out of context and there was no supreme court vacancy at the time. >> in fiji, residents got to see what is left of their homes after last week's cyclone. >> very sorry to see the building to be devastating like this. the damage left behind next. >> there has been an instruct difficult day across the golf course. we are not done yet. i will show you where we are accepting the rest of the damage. more on that after this.
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help is coming to some of the fi jian islands in. on board the "spirit of harmony", soldiers joined people returning to what is left of their homes. this boat is the second in two days. with phone communication cut, one did an explore itry run on monday. >> we better make a run and check. what we saw, we were the first point of contact from the outside world. what we say was devastating. >> a date later this is the first trip with passengers carrying people back, who happen do be away with the storm. these are the first glimpses of their homes since. >> total destruction. >> reporter: is it better or worse than you expected. >> it's worse. >> this island used to be lush and green. it used to be intact.
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>> the ship docked 45 minutes before dusk, with no power, passengers had 45 minutes much daylight to see up close what the wind and pounding waves have done. not far from the dock was unni krishnan, sitting in the ruins of his home. >> very sorry to see the building to be very devastating like this. very sorry. >> reporter: krishna's house is not the exception. it's now the norm. people say three people died on the island of 6,000. given the damage, it seems low. i came in 2014 to do a piece about what people thought of fiji's upcoming election. i came to this island because it was known as one of fiji's
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busiest. look at it now, devastation. dusk and dark hit the damage. many have nowhere to sleep, but outdoors. close to home tornados are deadly. >> there are problems. new tornado warnings. when i updated another popped up. let's break it down on how this played out. last night we are dealing with areas in that area. >> as an area of low pressures, it was intensifying lifting pressure. the storms took off. hill show you what we were
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talking about. we'll watch in the overnight hours. i want to show you where 20 tornados, that's the preliminary report. they are in red right here. i want to take you here to show you the damage that came out of the r.v. bark. two dead. 30 injured. in louisiana, 30,000 without power. and a state of emergency in parts of alabama as well. i want to show you where the warnings are located towards the south-eastern part of louisiana. we are still watching what is happening in the panhandling florida. there was a tornado in pensacola. the forecast over the next few days, the thunder storms, dying down, for parts of
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georgia. tomorrow they'll see not what we saw in terms of tornado, but a big problem. >> ebola killed thousands in west africa, but it also yielded some heroes. >> next, an oscar nominated documentary about a nurse and a group known as body team 12
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australian researchers say they have come up with a potential ground-breaking discovery to treat alzhiemer's. they say the technique uses ultrasound to break down the build-up of plaque in the brain. they have used it on mice with a 75% success rate. the group hopes to start trials with humans, 50 million worldwide suffer from allegation. the c.b.c. is looking into more than a dozen reports of sexual transmission of zika. in most of the 14 cases it appears women got the virus from men who travelled to zika affected areas. if this is confirmed, it would
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suggest sexual transition of zika is more possible than first thought and stopping the spread might prove difficult. the oscars are this weekend, and a documentary about ebola is nominated. the film tells a story about red cross workers that collected the body of thousands of victims. phil lavelle has a look at "body team 12." >> reporter: 11,000 were killed by ebola. the illness took hold across west africa, there's no cure. guinea, sierra leone, and liberia were hit by what was described as an epidemic. >> this place, los angeles, is a world away from that horror which we saw in 2013, and beyond. but believe it or not. there's a link between liberia and l.a. because ebola, and a film around it is one of top
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award. it could take an oscar in a few days time. into this is it, body team 12, the tale of red cross workers that collected red bodies as the outbreak took hold. it is up for best documentary short at sunday's awards. >> it is a side of oscars without celebrity, this is real life and death as raw as it comes. >> every day i feared the worse. would i be next. i had a small glimmer of what it was like for the teams, day in, day out. body team 12 tells the story of a nurse. she went to help in a place where few others would dare. there's hope here too. . >> for liberia, coming from a
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brutal civil war. there wasn't much to fight for. it's a shell of a nation. a few were fighting for their nation, fighting for their families and the rest of us, the whole world. >> reporter: the film won a big award, best documentary short at the tribeca film festival. for its makers, it is essential that tales like these are shared. >> it's a superhero story about bravery, people that did something at a time of world history when the world was afraid. if we hadn't captured this moment. these people would not be remembered for what they did. >> the epidemic is over. without the people, how much longer would it have taken, and how many more victims could have died. >> what did we do to help liberia i'm antonio mora, thank you for joining us for the latest news any time head to aljazeera.com. ray suarez is next with "inside story". have a great night. ight.
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>> just a couple of weeks ago, the president spoke to the congress and country about the state of the union. more than one out of six americans identifies as latino, hispanic, or some variation. what's their state of the union. and what can that teach everyone, not only about america today, but america in the future? the latino state of the union. it's the "inside story".

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