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comeback? this issays america live from new york city. i am jonathan betterz betz. this administration has been almost absent when it comes to discussing and working out our differences. >> orders, friends in the house and the tea party. >> a working weekend for congress thbut both sides still pointing fingers. a string of toranados moves through the midwest. more than a dozen people are hurt. thousands rally around the country pushing for immigration reform.
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day 5 and counting of the government shutdown, but today, con congress finally, found something they could agree on. the house passed a bill authorizing back pay for federal furloughed employees when they get back to work. >> we can vote to open the government today. we know that there are enough members of the house of representatives, democrats and republicans, who are prepared to vote to reopen the government today. >> the pentagon is reopening kind of. rattle pinkston joins us from capitol hill to explain why workers at the defense department are going back to work. >> jonathan, this is pretty significant news. chuck hagel says that most of the 400,000 civilian defense department workers will be recalled under the authority of the pay our military act. this was the law passed shortly after the government shutdown
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began which excludes active duty military from the shutdown. now, secretary hagel is saying some civilian employees will also be included. he points out on legal guidance with the department of justice as well as lawyers of the defense department that this is not a blanket recall, only certain categories of the civil january defense work -- civilian employe employees. specifically those who con tribute to the morale, wellbeing, capabilities and redness of the u.s. military, hagel saying that determination will be made by managers an that the employees will be getting their notifications over the weekend. so, a huge move on the part of the defense department to call back a lot of the civilian work force which, by the way, amounts to nearly one half of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers. meanwhile, another slight sign of progress, something we are not seeing too often these days up here in capitol hill. on the floor of the house today, a nearly nam bi-partisan vote,
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and that vote was to guaranty back pay for all furloughed federal workers once the government shut down is ended. however, democrats and republicans still can't agree on exactly how they are going to make that shutdown end. here is house majority leader eric cantor. >> what we are looking at here, again, is an administration, a president, that seems to be unwilling to sit down and talk with us. we have a majority leader in the senate that seems unwilling to sit down and work out our differences. and, you know, it's really, if you think about it, it doesn't make any severance. >> now, the democrats, of course, don't agree with that at all. they held their own news conference and are, they say indeed willing to talk about anything but not, as they put it, under threat of bringing the whole government down. we have comments from a number of democrats but we will listen
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to house whip steny hoyer. >> we are now in the fifth day, as the leader has said, of a shutdown. we have just voted to pay the employees as we should have. the american public wants their government open. and the way to get the government open, say the democrats, the easiest way is for speaker john boehner to bring a bill to the floor of the house so that everyone can vote. they say that were to happen without any strings that monsieur would pass. it would be in con croons with the what the government has done and government workers could return to their jobs. >> live in washington. thank you. fema is bringing back workers ahead of extreme weather across the united states. a tornado tore through the midwest causing millions of dollars in damage, four homes there were destroyed. also, blizzards dropped 33 inches of snow on the great
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plains, three people were killed in traffic accidents there. and the gulf coast is under a state of e mensch emergency. a tropical storm, karen approaches but that storm is weakening and evacuation orders have been lifted in parts of southern louisiana. rebecca stevenson. more on that. >> yes. all of that rainfall coming down in the gulf coast or the gulf of mexico, itself. in fact, most of the showers we are seeing are scattered up through southern louisiana and this storm is just continuing to spin offshore, spin, rotate and weaken. so, now, being a tropical depression, karen still has the potential of bringing some tropical torm wind gusts, at least up to 40 miles an hour and it's going to be tracking on shore. you are going to see that happen in the course of overnight tonight through the day tomorrow into the evening. and it will go from louisiana, skipping across the coast line, bringing some heavier rains at times in certain areas for parts of alabama and mississippi and then to northern florida.
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now, this storm, this tropical storm has taken the tropical moisture and it's going to combine with a cold front and that is going to trek across all of the east coast. this is the timing for the rainfall. you can see it falls apartt through the course of monday. still, rain can cause a lot of flooding here along the gulf coast. you are so close to that sea level right along the waterways. the good news, though, is we are not going to get the powerful wind guchts that the a storm could bring but we are going to be concerned about flooding. a few showers now working their way across louisiana who, in parts of louisiana last week, we were totalling about three to four inches of rainfall in some of the storms that we were tracking across the state. here we go again and we are also getting rain stretching across the north central area. this is the visible satellite just to show you where the large area of clouds here, that's where our thunderstorms are. but the center of the storm, itself, where most of the energy would be is a little farther to
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the west. so, we will be tracking this particular storm and bringing in some wind and hail reports today in the midwest to tell you more about the heavy wet snow over south dakota. >> that's next. >> thanks action rebecca. jonathan martin in the middle of it all in southeast louisiana. jonathan, what do you see out there? >> reporter: jonathan, right now as we mentioned, mandatory evacuation order for this part of louisiana, plackerman's parish. people can come back. a lot of people have decided they will stay away. remember the order was for people to be out of this area by 6:00 o'clock but because of the gasta, the most recent forecast showing karen losing a lot of punch, they decided to allow people to come back. but as i mentioned, a lot of people don't want to take any chances. in fact, people say they will stay out for a little bit.
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people who dealt with storms recently know how bad storms can be. this is just a tropicalgression that is weakening our tropical storm. people are concerned about it. right now, voluntary evacuations for this part of louisiana. but there is one area, grand isle, where there is still a mandatory evacuation in place. >> even as the torm weakens, there is concern that this could cause a lot of damage? >> there is some concern. you have some of the leaders here, state emergency leader who say they will work around the clock, this is the lowest lined area in this area. as it continues to stall and stay where it is, there could be a situation of flooding here because the levelsies could handle 3 to 5 feet of storm surge indicating about 1 to 3. just depending upon what happens, there is reason, they says to be cautious and concerned as this storm sits out
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there? >> what about the fact that fema is recalling some workers who were furloughed? are they kind of looking at this like it doesn't matter what fema does at this point? >> well, people are certainly concerned and happy more help, obviously, is on the way. i can tell you this, all of the emergency workers have been v vigilant, concerned and the mayor of new orleans says we don't want people to let their guard down but we don't want people to be anxious. everyone is on stand by. they are taking this seriously just in case the worst. >> the skies are beautiful right now it looks like behind you. i assume that's going to change the next couple of hours. in southeast louisiana. thank you. >> pro-immigration rallies are being held in 150 cities across the country. demonstrators are asking congress to pass an immigration bill that democrats produced this week. the rallies are directed at house republicans who have
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refused to consider that bill. protesters, though, are urging president obama to stop deportation. at a rally in new york city, hundreds of activists gathered to show widespread support for the stalled bill in congress and in chicago, mayor rahm lent his voice to the cause. >> when was the last time you heard... >> slightly hard to hear. let's go to andy roshen who was live in chicago at that rally. andy, what was the mayor trying to say there? >> reporter: well, jonathan, what started as a very noisy rally in that park with the mayor downtown in chicago has now shifted down here to the very quiet western suburbs of chicago, home to republican
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representative peter rosscom. >> that's who they were targeti targeting. this is his district. those demonstrators came out here to push his nabors and his constituent to push him to get that bill to a vote in the house. he is the fourth highest ranking republican in the house right now. and mayor emmanuel said republicans are promise today bring that up for a vote in october, and now, he is holding them to the fire about that, as is i will know's strike thdemoc governor, pat quin who talked withholding the republicans and democrats, for that matter, accountable for that promise made earlier this year. >> well, there is already a bi-partisan bill to pass the u.s. senate with large margins. i think the house of representatives should vote on immigration reform and vote on the senate bill, pass it into law, and we can move on in america. this isn't a partisan issue. it's not democrat or republican. it's all about people.
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>> this coming tuesday, demonstratos will gather for another big march in washington on the national mall and promising civil obedience and arrests to get their message across and they start doing it the following weekend. there is a big rally scheduled downtown in chicago for immigration reform. >> the timing seems kind of interesting, especially since congress is so distracted with other things. were protesters there concerned about actually being heard? >> reporter: as one of the organizers said, look, when is a good time? is it not a good time to push immigration reform? they say that congress can multi-task even with the shutdown, they expect that congress can do these things. they pass bills. they passed bills this morning. they you hshould be able to do from this. but from washington, says the republicans aren't keen to get that into any particular play any time soon. >> andy, live for us in chicago. thank you for that. as we mentioned, there were
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protests here in new york city and we have kimberly dukehardt >> more than a thousand people turned out in brooklyn, their biggest ghanese were to stop deportation and keep families together one undocumented worker we spoke with said it's been 13 years since he has seen some of his family in mexico city. he even became emotional at one point talking to us. regardless of what's happening in washington, they vowed to keep fighting, saying the time for immigration reform is now. protestersnded this rally by marching across the bridge chanting what means yes, we can. more demonstrations on immigration reform are expected next week. jop than? >> a lot going on washington. not a lot happening. thank you for that report. the website at the heart of obamacare is down for repairs. a series of tech problems has
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overruled. a lot of people have been unable to get quotes from the new health insurance markets. >> they say they are trying to fix the pro biz on >> adding insult to injury, first floods and now government shutdown. rocky mountain national park is struggling for business. made in america, why some companies are trying to say that. together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you.
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the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. consider this. unconventional wisdom. a series of attacks across iraq took at least 41 lives today. 39 people were killed in three separate explosions in baghdad and mr. mir i had. one is described as a suicide bombing. earlier today a television and cameraman were shot to death. >> >>. jury i can't's embattled president says no sides are free of blame.
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assad said he would not negotiate. he says he is weighing whether or not to seek re-election when his term ends next year. he has been president for 13 years taking over for his father who ruled syria for three decades. at least 111 african asylum seekers have been confirmed dead in italy. hundreds more are missing. two days after a vote sank off of the coast of lapedusa. many are paying respects to the dead today. sonia auygo has more. >> among the victims, children too vulnerable to survive the disaster. most of them were attempting to reach europe for a better life. instead they met with a tragic end. the immigration resems center those who survived have been attempting to piece together
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their lives. 18-year-old made the journey with his friend. she is not survive the voyage. he remembers some details from that night. there was a fire and there were 170 people, it seemed, and 355 of us died. >> how did you -- how did you make it over? >> authorities at the reception center are attempting to process new arrivals as quickly as possible but they can barely keep up with that challenge. hundreds of people have been arriving there every month. more than half of those here are syrians who esc aid the war. conditions here are barely habitable. >> we are trying to get them transferred more quickly because the conditions here are not human, and so we are hoping to
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hurry transfers. >> there were 100,000 people at the reception center but there is only room for 250. that means that many people here, including women and children, are forced to sleep outside in the open air. >> for those who live here, commemorating the loss of life, they say, is the least they can do. lampelusa has seen many tragic incidents involving my grants over the years. authorities say they need assistance to give those who arrive here the help they deserve and the eu has to recognize the challenges they face. they may feel like the world is indifferent to their appeals for support. the boats will continue and for those who make it here, the chance for a dignified life in europe is the risk of that perilous journey. >> people in colorado who are
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just now starting to rebuild after being hit by the worst flood in tech aids are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown with closing of the rocky mountain national park. paul beban has their story. >> 1700 miles from washington, herds of elk come down from the high meadows and stop traffic. it's a majestic and moving photo op. 3 million tourists come through estes park colorado to enter rocky mountain national park every year, but this fall, main street is practically deserted. sight seers from years past down to a trickle because right around the corner, the gates to the national park are locked. this is what the government shutdown looks like 8,000 feet above sea level. >> i don't think i am ever going to be back to colorado, to tell the truth. my one chance to be here and this is what i am going to see. >> thanks to gridlock in washington, thousands of tourists are making a u-turn out of town.
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>> gina bernaki owns mountain shadow resort. she said this time of year she would usually be full, 16 guests. >> how many are here right now. >> three. >> gosh. this has all of the makings of a man-made economic drafter because it comes hard on the heels of a natural disaster. estis park is just recovering after last month's crimming floods. >>ppling floods. >> >> we thought we lost the infrastructure under our main street. >> in the week since the flood, estes park has been scrambling to clean up and the town looks great although signs of the devastation do linger. what is harder to see is the economic damage. it's about 15 feet higher. you can see all the way across there. >> gary bean and his son sand bagged the family's fishing 1407z keeping the big thompson river out. the timing of the shutdown couldn't be worse >> we are at about, dwli don't know, 75% down from normal.
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the fall is our profit time. you have kind of paid for everything with the summer. >> floods washed out the two main roads into estes park frin from the east. now that the park has closed to the west, there is just one long winding way in from the south. with winter coming, no signs of progress in washington, estes park is feeling cut off. time is running out for local businesses trying to recruit the season's losses. >> no people. >> no park, no people, yeah. it's in washington. the people in washington don't find a way to work together, i don't know what will come of this country. >> that's the question on everyone's mind here will washington get its act together before it's too late? paul beban, estes park, colorado. the red cross is helping hundreds of super storm sandy evacuees. on friday, they stopped paying hotel bills for nearly 300 storm
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victims. the red cross says it will extend those stays. not all qualify. it is meant only for people who are actively trying to find permanent housing. made in america was a gold standard for products around the world that is until american jobs were shipped overseas until later. as patricia segag reports several real thirethinking thos tactics. >> shattered communities, images of u.s. manufacturing jobs migrating overseas. but that picture is slowly changing. according to a recent survey by boston consulting group, more than half of executives poland in large u.s. manufacturers are planning to bring production back to the u.s. from china or actively considering it. nearly 50% increase in the last 18 months. >> what we have seen over the last 10 years is the cost in china which were extremely low, have been rising at 15 to 20%
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per year. >> it's not just labor costs. proximity to customers and product quality are also making re-shoring more attractive. since 2010, more than 200 u.s. manufacturers have returned 80,000 jobs to u.s. shores and as those jobs come home, services spring up around them, creating even more jobs. >> we believe it will have a significant impact on job growth. we believe by the year 2020, we will see two and a half to 5 million jobs being created because of the incremental changes in manufacturing in the u.s. that's very significant. that could move the unemployment rate down by one and a half to two points. >> no one knows for sure how many u.s. manufacturing jobs are still moving overseas. and some argue, many of the jobs that have already gone to china are unlikely to return. >> the chinese now have real capabilities in manufacturing. and they are very good at getting new products to market rapidly. >> mit susan berger spearheaded
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a two-year study of innovation in u.s. manufacturing. she said it's not the jobs that trickle back from overseas but the ones created here will drive growth. >> in company after company that we visited, their people are mark making -- not only making goods but they are attaching valuable services to them. >> berger says u.s. manufacturers need more programs to trade workers and capital to ramp up production but with foreign shores looking less appealing, images like these will hopefully become less common. patricia sabga. >> let's go to jessica taff >> thank you, johnson. it was a big night for baseball on friday. mat's sheherzer brought it against the a's in oakland. checking on him out. scherzer striking out 11, 7 strong innings, a 3-2, game one victory. tigers had everything working on
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the night. game 2 almost a must-win because of that for the a's. game 2 starts at 9:07 eastern time tonight. in the other aws game or acls game, the red sox dominated as tampa bay rays at home, the sox lighting up ray starter mat hal for eight runs. he finished the run with a double digit victory. how about that? beyond the arm of john lester, winning at fenway 12 to 2, first pitch around the corner tonight in boston. with the government shutdown, the united states military institutions announced earlier in the week they would have to suspend all competitions. that never hammed courtesy of the sponsors that combined to pick up the tab. it was game-on and there you would you had a touchdown, navy going on to win this one over air force, 28 to 10. so it was a big day in college football here on saturday, we will have all of that coming up later on as well as sports. those are your headlines. >> we will see you in a little
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bit, jessica. thank you. a military raid group a blamed for a raid on a shopping mall in nairobi. wanted dead or alive. i will be telling you why malaysia has launched a nationwide rat hunt. millions who need assistance now. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there. next.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at top stories today. president obama is again calling on house republicans to re-open the government the shutdown is in its fifth day with no end in sight. it was complicated by the debt ceiling deadline. the treasury department says the government will hit that limit on october 17th. and the government shutdown goes on but not for everyone. today, the pentagon announced it would recall most of it's roughly 400,000 furloughed civilian workers. it was based upon an interpretation of the pay our military act passed into law before the shutdown began. people in parts of the midwest are picking up after a rare string of autumn tornados.
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more than 15 people were hurt from storms that moved through iowa and nebraska. questions are being raised about a raid south of mogadishu. foreign forces have struck in some alia. turkey denies it. peter greste has more >> reporter: we understand around 2:00 o'clock this morning local time, a group of special forces, soldiers, attacked the house on the beach that was aboa house of fighters they say it was american special forces who launched the attack. they apparently had specific intelligence saying several high value targets, demacommanders perhaps including the group's leader were in the house at the time. they say that the attack was successful? they say that they believe that
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he escaped unharmed. al shabaab for its part said the attack took place but it went on for about an hour and a half and only one of its soldiers was killed but it was just a regular soldier and there are no senior commanders there at the time. al shabab insists it was special forces involved in the operation. we cannot say who, in fact, was behind it until we get some form of official confirmation, but this does seem a way not only of targeting al shabab commanders but demonstrating to the group that they, too, are vulnerable, that they can be attacked in a base that's remote and as secure. the problem there seems to be what happens next. the areas around al shabaab are all crossroad by the africanun drone troops that are here but their offensive against the group has stalled for most of the past year and a half. and now people are asking questions about whether it is
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possible to launch a major ground offensive to tighten the screws on al shabaab or whether the authorities, whether the foreign militants will simply be reduced to pinpoint strikes like the one we saw earlier today. >> it's an interesting turn of events. to talk about this is brigadier general martin. general, thanks for being with us today. >> thank you. >> what do you make of this raid in somalia? do you think it is related to the west gait attack? >> i am not certain we can make that determination right now. it seals pretty quick. these types of operations take a long time in terms of developing intelligence, in terms of the rehearsals necessary. it could well have been associated with the attacks at westgate but more than likely it was a situation where they had been tracking this particularly leadership cell and the
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opportunity availed itself and they took the strike. >> the "new york times" is reporting just tlooenlt a navy seal team actually carried out part of that raidrecently a nav seal team actually carried out part of that raid and they seized a senior member of the al shabaab group. does this surprise you? is it striking you that the navy seals would engage in this area? >> no. it really doesn't surprise me because even though it has been done before to rescue aid workers in the past, this administration has been more comfortable using drone strikes than putting people on the ground. it was indicative at the u.n. general assembly speech that the presidentblied very clear he wasn't pivoting from the middle east. the middle east remains important american vital interests in fighting and destroying terrorism is at the e sentencenter of those interests >> i am curious to know your thoughts. we understand it was by feet boat from the sea on to the
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beach storming a sies house of al shab. b why do you think they chose that and not using a drone or possibly a missile strike? >> well, there could be a number of reasons why drones weren't used. it might have been simply the fact that this was in a civilian area and they couldn't do the collateral damage assessments to the satisfaction of the commanders. there might have been too many civilians that were killed. it may have been such an important target that they not only wanted to take the target out but also wanted to get the target and bring him in for intelligence purposes which doesn't happen after a drone strike. it may have been a combination of all of those, but it may have also been an opportunistic chance to go after this target because it was seen as vulnerable at that moment. >> this is a group hadthat has lingered for years. the raid in 2009 comes to mind. how difficult is it to try to get control over this organization and, when you hear that a senior leader of this group was seized by the navy
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seals, does that give you a lot of comfort, or do you feel like it is such a large group that it's really hard to maximize their work there? >> i don't want to speculate on whether senior leadership was captured or wasn't but the fact is that al-qaeda is no longer a centralized organization. it is broken apart into a number of franchises, affiliated movements which makes it much more difficult to go after large numbers of small franchises than it was when we were going against core al-qaeda in afghanistan. it would be terrific to hear we got a senior leader particularly because of the value it would have against the al shabaab organization, but i don't think we should kid ourselves that by just taking out a senior leader in al shabaab that we are any closer to eliminating the al-qaeda and the overall
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associated movements and affiliated movements threat to both that region and to the united states. >> how difficult is it for the united states to operate in somalia since i think so been 20s years since that raid in mog mogadishu, many people remember as black hawk down? how difficult is it to actually go into that country? >> any time you put american soldiers on the ground, particularly in an area where it has been hostile to us for a number of years, i think it's a credit to the bravery and the skill of the american special forces if they or their international colleagues were to have done it. but we also need to remember that the african union forces have been in there for a number of years and even though they are not at that specific location, the fact that they are in some alia
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task in one of malaysia's many wholesale markets where the rat population lives with apparent impunity. the city rat catcher here has
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worked there for 15 years. grewing up in a rural rig, road ants hold no fear for him. his team set several traps around the market and will leave them overnight to see if they can catch anything. >> i have probably caught 30,000 rats in the past 15 years. i love my job. i am helping reduce the number of rats and the amount of disease. >> that's a good thing, too, because malaysia has launched a campaign to try to reduce the country's rat population. they will pay 60 u.s. cents for any rat brought to governmental disposal centers. there has been a spike in the number of cases of lepto sclerosis, a bacterial disease found in rat urine which can be fatally. almost 3,000 people have fallen ill so far this year with the disease which causes a variety of symptoms involving fever and muscle aches and pain. serious infections can cause
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organ failure. part of the problem lies in street hygiene from unlicensed food stores that set up shop around the city. leftover food debris not trashed makes lader for the ver min to feed to. >> food waste goes into the drain, found on the floor and attracts the rats. you could keep the place clean, i think we can get rid of the rats. their only goal, to be in a place where there is food. >> next morning, we returned to the market to track on the rats. >> we are in luck. the bait snared three rodents. they will be taken away and deposed of humanely. it's a small victory. >> the rat catchers say they snare about 20 rats each week from this market alone. but that has little impact on the estimated 7 million strong rat population. en the catchers themselves say they could never eradicate every
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weakening. he evacuation orders were forklifted parts of southern louisiana. robert blay joins us from bill objecti biloxi mississippi. it looks like nice day on the beach >> reporter: it is. the gulf of mexico behind me, you can see people and families, kids playing, the board walk over here, many people going up and down. it's a beautiful day. as a matter of fact, tropical storm karen seems to be the last thing on anyone's mind here it seems more sec football. earlier today, the state of missile, they activated their national guard yesterday while they deactivated them today because of the fact that karen has dissipated and it's churning and chugging about 100 miles off of louisiana. so all is well here in mississippi and people are fishing, a beautiful day here jonathan. so back to you. >> i mean it is beautiful out there on those beaches thru but
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is there not concern about all of the rain the storm could dump? i know it's surge and wind may not be such a concern but it's still a rainmaker. >> it is, but what we are being told is, you know, one to three inches, perhaps a little bit more in some pockets. the thing is, is that this tropical storm, which is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression, which are winds in the 20s and maint 30s, it's a little breezy right now. it's supposed to sort of sit off on the gulf and not maybe even come into these pockets, into these beaches. so, not a whole lot of concern. i mean south of new orleans in the lower lands of louisiana, share, but in places like this, there is no a whole lot of fear of that. i mean as you know, the deep south, known for its tropical rain on an average summer day and this far into autumn of one to 3 inches here, perhaps not that big of a deal but, you know, people are still caution. there are -- there is four
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states, louisiana, alabama, mississippi and florida under a state of emergency. of course, they have to do that in this post-katrina world that we live in. concern but it's beautiful out. so john dan, everything seems pretty good here although it is still on people's mind. >> beautiful. ahead of that storm as it slowly makes its way to the gulf coast. thank you in mississippi tonight. while the olympic flame begins a traditional cheer, a fuse dozen gay rights activists held a peaceful protest against russia's anti-gay legislation. all righty. here in the u.s., a lot of sports to talk about, too. jessica taff is in. big college football saturday en with a game. >> with the government shutdown, the united states military institutions had announced earlier in the week that they would have to spend all -- suspend all sports compilations.
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that postponement never happened because several sponsored combined to pick up the tab for air force's travel to an appear police. navy was down 3-0 in the march 2nd but the mid shipment quarterback, tina reynolds would get things going. here is reynolds on the keeper. so that would be a 7-3, navy lead early on but air force would strike back and not in the air this time. it's going to be on land. barely drew the defense. he was revel 18 yards. air force 10-7 just before the half with the navy getting it going after the break. de-mond demond ground, 38 yards navy second straight over air force 20 to 10 to final there. heisman candidate jamis winston leading for florida state against marilyn terrapin who
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capped off the 10-play drive, the one-yard td. that was his first score of the game. just before the half. >> seminals already would have a lead. >> that's why the crowd was on their feet, finding kelvin benjamin for a 5-yard score. the seminals never took their foot off of the gas either. the second half, winston again would come up big. winston finding tinny shaw this time. this one, turning into a 20-jarred score for the seminars. fsuc, 63-nothing for the take pins. there have been many iconic names. montana. the last nature of giants' wide back math eye as holds a legacy all its own. it has nothing to do with the football 2350e8d. john henry smith has more on the rich history of his image.
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>> he has been a linebacker. >> was it natural for me? no. >> defensive tackle. >> there was some strength differential they say. >> this year, finally, a defensive end. >> at home. >> the thing that has kept him in the n.f.l. is his versatility. one of the biggest things that drives him is the desire to live up to his family name hallowed in his family's native uganda and ugandans. >> if someone sees or knows my name, the first question isn't do you play football. it's are you related to binedicto so it's always been a source of pride for heand my family. >> in 1961, he became the first elected prime minister in uganda's history. in 1971, he became uganda's first chief justice. if there were a mount rush more, he would be on it.
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>> inspires me a lot of i am constantly reminded about how great he is and a constant reminder for me to know i shouldn't have a great expectation for myself because great things are always possible. >> the greatest he is remembering for is standing for law even if that meant countering e ducts by who appointed him. >> more than hearing about it, when we would walk down the street when somebody tablkes th time to say i want you to know how much i appreciate what your grandfather did for our country. >> he paid a price for opposing eddie amin. they took him into custody, publically tortured him before murdering him by setting him on fire. he was just 50 years old.
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4-1 years later, he says he has taken important lessons from his grandfather's death as well as from his life. >> they can do one of two things, one, scare you away from politics and foreign affairs or government in general or inspire you to find a cause you believe in so passionately you are willing to give your light. this wasn't a situation where he dent know what could possibly be coming down but he chose to do what he did knowing the consequences and he still did it. and for that, he is beloved by a nation and continue necessary i feel like maybe politics isn't your thing, but whatever it is that you find, you have to be 100% to the point where you would be willing to give your life. >> john henry, arningsz. >> good story baseball, there is a big night on tap for the american league, raise will get another chance tonight up in fenway park, evening up the series at one game apiece before
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heading back to tampa. first page is at 5:37 p.m. eastern time in boston and in the night cap, oakland a's have an uphill battle to climb at home because they are facing a former sy young award winner, 9:07 eastern time. >> that's a look at sports. >> one more story. a crazy one. president obama, as if he doesn't have enough controversy made for higher news today. the president asked if he thinks the n.f.l.'s washington redskins should come up with a new name. here is what he says >> i have to say if i were the owner of the team and i knew that there was a name of my team even if it had a stored history that was offending a sizeable group of people, i would think about changing it. >> think about changing it. i mean the concern a lot of people have had. >> it's a hot button topic for
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die hard fans who want to keep it but there is so much money to be had. some think it's a money thing. it's just a tough issue but it's one of the things i think president obama probably is right on that. >> let's bring someone else in to talk about this rob parker at the shadow league. what did you think about this when president obama weighed in on this controversy? >> jonathan,ists impressed because this is one of these situations where positiresidenta could have side stepped and said i have nothing to do with that. i don't own team. i thought it was good that he stepped out there and said what he would do which was the right answer to me. >> so many people are in favor of the name. poles generally show most americans are okay with it. why do you think he would decide to jump in >> i think sometimes good people need to step up sometimes and not always side step issues that might ruffle some people's
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feathers or turn people off. so i think it's a good thing. i don't think it's a bad thing at all. everybody will have their opinions, but these names have been change the before in the past. it's not the biggest deal in the world. i don't understand why people, that you can't change the red skins. you can. we have been talked about that -- we lost you for a second. i think rob made a great point, though, when he was talking about teams changing names all the time. the nba does it all the time actually and for no reason, for no political reason, just because they want to be sure they change locations or whatever. i think it was a great point pompom did step up when it wasn't popular but probably the right thing. >> as soon as you opened your mouth, res can a. >> i have a little bit of me goes along way. knocked it right out. >> it is an interesting debate. there are lots of other teams, kansas city chiefs, atlanta braves, all of these names,pom waving in on the controversy.
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we will see if the team owner decides to change the name >> what happens will set a precedent. it certainly kick starts something, you know, a huge maybe possible movement. >> it's interesting. okay. we will see what happens. thanks jessica. >> from working with heads of state, condoleezza rice is stack ling an assign. she will cheese which schools will play for the college football championship. i suspect it will be names to the committee, four teams that will compete in a first of its kind since 20014. the california says october, but in some states, it looks and feels like went are. stay with us. you are watching al jazeera my. on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you.
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so while we monitor tropical storm karen, in the gulch of mexico, we have actually gotten more rain coming down in parts of the midwest and we are going to have more rain coming down
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along a cold front that's stretching into indiana and ohio for the next few days. it is record snow for south dakota and, also, in the black hills, reporting record snow amounts, trees down. it's that wet, heavy snow that's tough to drive through. that same storm is causing problems with pressure gradients a lot of wind coming out of the santa annas and we will see wind gusts being here. wind advisos will diminish farther inland back 30 to 45 miles an hour across parts of wyoming. see the span of this storm. it is skirting right across the is not tral portion of the state. snow in the back and rain in the front. we are going to continue with the rain and the wind through the evening hours, tracking through the ohio valley an especially tracking karen. we will have more details on that tropical storm and how it impacts the gulf coast over the course of the next few days, one to three inches of rain still could cause a lot of flooding.
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>> this is al jazeera america. we are live in new york city. i am jonathan betz with today's top stories. "new york times" is reporting a u.s. navy seal team has seized a senior leader of al shabaab saying the read is in response to mill tapped group's attacntsn a shopping mall. >> the pentagon is ordering most employees back to work about 400,000 workers are expected. president obama is again calling on house republicans to reopen the government. the ut


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