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>> this is al jazeera. live from new york city. this is a look at today's top stories. no compromise. no solution. and no end to the shutdown. beyond the shutdown. what happens if america defaults on its debt. and is a financial mess putting social security at risk? >> it has been one week since the government shutdown began, and congress has just nine days to act on a bill to raise the nation's debt limit. house speaker john boehner and
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president obama refusing to budgebudge from their position. >> i want that conversation to occur now. >> i'm not going to do it until the most extreme parts of the republican party stop forcing john boehner to issue threats about our economy. >> the two leaders talk to each other earlier today, but there is still no deal to reopen the government and prevent the u.s. from defaulting on its debt. libby casey joins us from washington. lots happening on capitol hill. both democrats and republicans continue to battle over the budget. can you give us a bit of a recap on what's happened today? >> reporter: sure, tony, a lot of talking, and a lot of talking past each other. we heard both sides call for compromise for negotiation, but they're very different in where that negotiation process has to start. president obama talked with the media today in a press
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conference that lasted an hour, and he said he's not willing to negotiate until the federal government is funded and the debt ceiling is lifted. >> obama: the only thing that our democracy cannot afford is a situation why one side says unless i get my way and only my way, unless i get concessions before we even start having a serious give and take, i'll threaten to shut down the government, or i will threaten to not pay america's bills. >> reporter: meanwhile, in the senate democrats have put forth legislation that would raise the debt ceiling and is originating in the senate. it needs 60 votes to past any filibuster threat. that means it's has to be a coalition of democrats and republicans passing that in the house would be another matter. so we're no closer to where we were than a couple of days ago, tony.
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the house is, interesting, they're putting forth a series of piecemeal spending bills that are getting no love in the senate, but for now no real progress. president obama called on speaker boehner to just allow a clean spending bill to get to the floor. the president said, we believe it has the vote. but so far speaker boehner is saying no. >> libby, i'm trying to figure out where we go from here. speaker boehner said he wants a conversation with the president, but what does he want to gain out of that conversation that would be different from the conversation he had in the white house last week? >> absolutely yes, now raising the debt limit would have to go hand in glove with spending cuts or some sort of bigger deficit dealing issue. we're seeing now the pivot from healthcare law over to spending and the deficit. speaker boehner is saying that it's the white house that is being inca incalls tonight.
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>> the president is saying we're not going to sit down and talk to you until you surrender is not sustainable. it's not our system of government. when it comes to the debt limit, i agree with the president. america needs to pay its bills. did i not come here to shut down the government nor to default on our debt. over the last 47 times the debt limit has been used to carry significant policy changes that would reduce spending and put us on a saner fiscal path. >> speaker baner is saying this is a point where negotiation has traditionally happened. and if the house republicans were to give in now it would equal an unacceptable position for republicans. >> libby casey for us on capitol hill. as we get closer to the deadline to raise the debt ceiling fear is growing and some o we have se
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questions. jonathan betz is here to answer some questions. what does this debt ceiling mean for all of us? >> if the debt ceiling isn't raised it means the treasury runs out of money. it's like you've maxed out your credit card but you have bills to pay. so you need to raise your credit limit. some say quit spending money, but the problem is this is money that has already been spent. cutting the spending is a different debate and one that they're hoping to have. >> how much does the u.s. government spend? >> over all the government collects $0.70 for every dollar that it spends. we'll peek at the government checkbook. just on thursday alone the u.s. brought in $110 billion from taxes, farmers paying back loans, customs fees, but the
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treasury spend $133 billion. the u.s. is in the red from thursday $33 billion. it spent more than what it took in. to pay those bills it borrows money but we're about to hit america's credit limit. it's $16.6 trillion with nine zeros behind it. this is the limit, the government needs 1 trillion-dollar to pay the bills. >> i don't know if i have the flexibility to turn around and see all those zeros. >> it's stunning. >> so what gets paid and what doesn't? >> this is a great question. no one knows for sure. money will be coming in but it goes is unclear. social security checks for retirees, money for local schools and cities across the country. all that could be at risk in theory. that has a huge impact on the economy. the value of the dollar nose dives so american products sold
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overseas, they're not worth as much. stocks, 401ks, bonds, folks trying to buy homes, cars, whatever. you'll see higher interest rates. that means that people will stop shopping. some argue this may not be all that bad because perhaps they can pull off accounting tricks and decide who will get paid first. but the bottom line the default could be felt globally and trigger a recession worse than what we just came out of it. >> i have a report to follow up right now. jonathan betz, appreciate it. the international monetary fund said there could be severe consequences if the nation does not raise the country's borrowing limit. they're driving the worldwide recovery and should continue to grow, thes that's a big if polil squabbling doesn't get out of
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the way. great to speak with you, professor. some republicans, as you know, are saying vocally that raising the debt limit is not that big of a deal. how do you see it? >> america does have a debt problem, but at the same time not raising the debt ceiling is not the way to handle the debt problem. at this point we have to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a catastrophic economic event. >> could a debt default, we've been talking about it with jonathan betz. could a debt default be worse or as bad as the crisis of 2008? >> it could have global ramifications. >> how so? >> for example, we might lose the credibility with our creditors abroad, so they may not be willing to buy any u.s. debt. even the bonds that we have out there now might become due, and we won't be able to roll that over and get anybody to lend money to us any more.
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>> that brings us to the point of the chinese vice foreign minister fro and from japan, wht would the international ramifications of a default be? what would they be? >> for example, the value of the dollar would tumble. that would have huge impacts on everybody globally. the u.s. currency is still the global currency. this would effect everybodi' economy. but locally here in the u.s. it would definitely have an impact on advise as well. we'll see households not being able to pay their credit card bills because their interest rates would rise. their credit limits would be slashed and it would affect everybody from the local farmer all the way up to everybody working here in washington. >> so we just saw some video of people pulling credit cards out of their wallets, but that's the great point here, isn't it? at some point people stop
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spending. if the economy is driven by consumer spending now you begin to see how bad this could be should the economy sort of slide into recession because of this default. >> exactly. exactly. we're seen seeing that now. it might be happening slowly so we may not capture immediately and saying the government shutdown is having economic effect but it's going to be trickling through as people are not getting their paychecks, they're not spending money. other businesses cut back and it will result in layoffs down the line. it will get worse if we have further trouble with the debt ceiling. >> tara, thank you. the obama administration has named a second official to try and close the military detention center at guantanamo bay. as they debate once again if guantanamo is necessary for
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national security. we have more on this. >> reporter: nearly five months after the president renewed his promise to close guantanamo the pentagon announced on tuesday that it's envoy will be paul lewis, a former u.s. marine and long time congressional lawyer. here's what is facing lewis as he comes on board. 149 men are being held. 86 have been cleared to be released. lewis' job, clear the backlog. and 17 detainees are on hunger strike. 16 on the list for tube feeding. two are now in hospital for observation. the detainee population will drop by one. ibrahim of sudan can be released due to his severe mental illness. meanwhile the administration is fielding question about the capture of an al-qaeda operative al-liby on saturday.
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the suspect in the 1998 u.s. embassy bombings is being questioned on a navy ship in the mediterranean. >> we know that mr. al-liby planned and helped execute plots that killed hundreds of people. a whole lot of americans. we have strong evidence of that. he will be brought to justice. >> reporter: but republicans think the administration is making a mistake. >> this system of using navy vessels, navy warships in lieu of gitmo compromises our ability to gather intelligence, and our best tool in intelligence gather something time itself. >> reporter: the administration said it won't be sending any more people to guantanamo. and its reasons include the cost of the prison. $4.7 billion since 2002 and rising. >> this is really a political issue. unfortunately, u.s. tax payers
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pay the price, really, the detainees pay the price. but the fiscal aspect of it is that the u.s. taxpayers don't realize we're spending billions of dollars for this. >> reporter: the challenge for lewis and his state department counter part remove what the president calls a stain on the u.s. reputation while ignoring all the critics. roslyn jordan, al jazeera, washington. >> britain and iran are moving to repair their strained relationship. william hague said that the two countries are in talk to open their embassies. their relationship soured after the attack of the u.k. embassy in tehran. general secretary ban ki-moon orders the continued remove of syria chemical weapon stock pile. >> an assault on a military base in the northern province.
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45 fighters are involved. [ explosion ] >> their equipment is cobbled together and antiquated but they battle on. [ yelling ] >> i'm giving myself, my house, my blood and my son in the name of god for the revolution, the country, and all the children of this country. we're coming to you. god is great. >> the rebels call this canon a hell fire. it's made in makeshift factories and just as likely to backfire as it is to hit the target. [ explosion ] >> rebel groups long complained that they need updated equipment. as the assault begins the government has helicopters to fight back. this fight is part of the battle
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in northern syria. to describe it as a tai stalemae would be inaccurate but neither side is making gains. tv is keen to show that the syrian government is cooperating and release this footage. printing headlines that they're doing everything for syria to be strong. >> a new day and a new round of protests across egypt. crowds supporting deposed president mohamed morsi, the protest comes two days after 57 pro morsi protesters were killed. nine security died monday. the country is outraged that the u.s. is preparing for naval
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outside of the north carolina. on tuesday it was due to gather with other u.s. south korea and japanese ships offshore for three days of naval exercises. they were delayed by weather but there were dire warnings from north carolina. from- from--from north korea. they received an emergency order to keep themselves fully ready to promptly launch operations any time watching with high vigilance any move of the u.s. and japanese aggressives and the forces. >> we speculate that the north's urgent order to put its army on alert is designed to criticize the united states aircraft carriers rival in our port and counter measures against us. >> reporter: the same time south korea's national intelligence
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service was briefing politicians with its assessments of events in north korea. according to the intelligence committee he briefing to journalist the spy agency told them that kim jong-un that he intended to reunify the koreas by force. the nis reported that north korea had restarted it's nuclear reactor a. relations had been improving, but the tone has resisted again with north korea attacking the south korea president by name, and pledging soon to have the capability to destroy. [ knocking on door ] on the launch pad. having made no progress in coaxing back to the nuclear talks table. it may be that pyongyang has
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reversed tactics again. al jazeera, seoul. >> well, yesterday was a bumpy day for many people especially across the northeast when we saw that severe weather. things are shifting, and our attention are going down to the central part of the atlantic seaboard. do you remember that storm that really wasn't? it was karen and it made its way through the gulf of mexico. it's medicine up with the cold front. what we're seeing here is a little bit of circulation which is the remnants of karen here across many parts of the carolinas. we expect to see rain here, four inches of rain over the next 24 hours across the coastal regions. that means that we're going to be seeing flooding in that area. the rain will go on for the next 24 hours and move up the east coast and we'll see three days as it makes its way up new england. the other thing we're watching are the cold temperatures across the northeast. the cold front went through,
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brought severe weather and cold air behind it. so we have actually watches and warnings in affect in terms of what we're going to be seeing for frost and freeze. warnings across northeast new hampshire, vermont, six states will be seeing that. and down here towards the south. we're going to be seeing those temperatures dropping to 37 in albany and 39 in portland and colder in the higher elevations. >> thank you. the federal government is shut down and might run out of money, but that isn't stopping the yourry from issuing a brand new beautiful design for the $100 bill. take a look at that. the story coming up. and another form of currency, social security checks and how they might be impacted by the crisis in washington. so many money stories sound complicated. but don't worry. i'm here to take the fear out of finance. every night on my show i break down confusing financial speak and make it real.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera, america. i'm tony harris in new york. the world's most widely counterfeited currency has been given a face look. the design of the $100 bill is two years later but it has new security safeguards and special features. >> he was never an u.s. president, but the face of benjamin franklin is recognizable on the $100 bill. now that bill has a new look. featuring two new features. a holographic blue strip. and other improvements will make it easier to handle by visually
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impaired users. >> this could be copied to rare currency collectors. if the digits are low or fancy they can be sold for hundreds or thousands of dollars. experts say even the most sophisticated computers will be unable to reproduce the notes. they're designed to confound those who try to copy one of america's most popular exports, the federal reserve figures. the benjamins are particularly popular in illegal commerce like drug trafficking but ten countries use u.s. money exclusively as their official currency. and this is the first redesign of the bill since 1996. but you'll still be seeing plenty of the previous edition in circulation for months to come. >> u.s. government policy that
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all designs of u.s. currency remain legal tender regardless of when they were issued. >> reporter: as the world's dominant currency, the u.s. dollar enjoys popular demand but the american's bucks days are numbered. >> the chinese have 3.5 u.s. trillion dollars and they're spending the dollars as quickly as they can. and it will not be long until the rest of the world is thinking likewise. i do. >> reporter: but not the u.s. government who said the $100 bill is as good if not better as gold. >> in business stocks slammed again by worries about the debt ceiling deadline but now sliding near 160 points, a wow. and a key gauge of anxiety of
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investors. what warning. >> reporter: it's the volume i willty index, how volatile traders things will be because they're buying options and things like that. that is reaching a high because people are worried about what is happening in the market. it's being chiseled away at. we lost more than a percent on the market. we're down 4% since the highs september 15th and the warnings condition. last week it was warnings about a recession. if we must payments. now we have the head of the international monetary fund coming out and saying this could create a global recession. this could effect growing economies and emerging economies. everybody is warning this is a bad thing to play with. the united states could do damage to the world, not just the u.s. >> how complicated is it for the
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treasury to prioritize it's payments in the event that the country goes over the debt limit? >> the treasury puts out 100 million payments a month. they can't. once they get to a point that they have a pool of money and more payments than they can pay for, they can't prioritize even if they wanted to. hypothetically what they do, we'll discuss what they could do, but it's impossible. >> right at the top of the show, ali velshi, see you then. >> diane nyad is doing her part to help those effected by hurricanes. just last month you'll recall the 64-year-old became the first person to run the 110 miles to swim from cuba to the u.s. without a shark cage.
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>> and michael eaves is here with a look at your sports headlines. >> reporter: yes, the nfl growing popularity and the nfl is trying to capitalize on it. commissioner roger goodell said that the league will add a third game to the london schedule i in 2014 as the jaguars, falcons and raiders will all get a home game. in baseball the first team to secure a playoff berth is the first team to advance to the championship series round thanks to the 2-1 inning last night, l.a. now awaits the winner of the cardinals and pirates who play game five tomorrow in st. louis. in the american league the rays won in dramatic fashion. a home run in the bottom of the ninth, and the ray also try to even its best at five series
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tonight. those are your sports headlines. more sports news coming up a bit later in al jazeera. >> point and counterpoint in washington. has anything changed? and it is best known as the god particle. discovery was worth a nobel prize. we'll find out why coming up next on al jazeera america. that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko
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>> welcome back, every, to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories. lots of talk but very little news. the shutdown has now entered it's eighth day. >> the only thing that our democracy can't afford is a situation where one side says unless i get my way and only my way, unless i get concessions before we even start having a serious give and take, i'll threaten to shut down the government or i will threaten to not pay america's bills. >> the president's position
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listen, we're not going to sit down and talk to you until you surrender is just not sustainable. it's not our system of government. when it comes to the debt limit i agree with the president. we shoe pay our bills. i didn't come here to shut down the government. i certainly didn't come here to default on our debt. >> white house correspondent mike viqueira joins us from washington. a lot of talking among the nation's leaders, but is the nation getting anywhere close to a deal? >> reporter: no, we're getting closer to going over that debt cerealing. we're money more day into the shutdown into its second week. different day, same message. a glimmer of hope just to be shut down hours later and here we are. it was a different day and same message from the president. he's willing to talk to republicans about their concerns about spending, the affordable care act but he's not going to do it under threat. let's listen to what the president had to say.
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>> i'm not going to do it until the more extreme parts of the republican party stop forcing john boehner to issue threats about our economy. we can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy. >> reporter: so the president had two purposes here. number one, to put pressure on john boehner to allow the vote on the house floor that he has been calling for several days, that so-called clean spending bill. the president was warning about the impending debt ceiling saying a lot of people talking that it won't necessarily mean default. it won't be as bad as everyone makes it out to be. the president taking great pains to knock down that procession. he left an opening he said any kind of a concession would be enough to remove that threat, get him to the table with
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republicans, a small opening but a little more than an hour after the president left it open john boehner shut it down tight. >> there is going to be an negotiation here. we can't raise the debt ceiling without doing something about what's driving us to borrow more money and to live beyond our means. the idea that we should continue to spend money that we don't have and give the bill to our kids and our grandkids would be wrong. >> reporter: and so these two men, john boehner and president obama, two years ago they did negotiate a round a hike and resulted in an is he questions doctoa sequester.the president a lesson. he won't negotiate again around the debt ceiling. >> mike viqueira at the white house for us. thank you. a wealthy texas couple is pledging big bucks to help preschoolers during the
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shutdown. laura and john arnold has donated $10 million to the head stastart program. head start administrators have vowed to return the donation as soon as the budget kicks in. and the administration is telling agencies to warn the public about the calamity. one such calamity could effect millions of americans. how could social security could be impacted if congress does not raise the debt ceiling. >> this is classic political hard ball and president obama is playing it fiercely with the help of the bully pulpit and the social security administration. in front of reporters mr. obama said failure to raise the debt ceiling would harm more that's just investors. >> we've got other obligations. not just people who pay treasury
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bills. we have senior citizens who count on receiving their social security check on time. >> reporter: social security administration employee versus been instructed by obama officials to give worried seniors calling the agency this response over the phone. quote: >> the obama white house feels a need because of the latest polling. 56% of americans say it's a bad idea if the debt ceiling is not raised but 38% say it would an good idea. and several republicans including senator rand paul, justin amash and others that a failure to raise the debt ceiling is not such a big deal.
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senator steve king said all of this talk about a default is false demagoguery. we have plenty of money coming in to service the debt. the treasure department said such juggling would cause chaos and americans depend on iou such as social security would suffer. the obama administration is hoping to intensify public anger and pressure republicans even more. >> why don't we do this? why don't we keep the focus squarely on congress just a minute longer, david, thank you. we've been taking a closer look each night at members of the republican voting bloc in the house who have insisted on de funding the affordable care act as part of passing a spending bill. today we take a look at louy gohmert. he has been in congress for eight years and nine months.
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gohmert won his last election with 72% of the vote. in the same distribution president obama earned just 28%. >> reporter: one of the most conservative districts in the country, tony, look at those numbers. louy gohmert before he came to congress was an attorney and then a judgment and had many conservative decisions that reflected the ethose of where he comes in texas. he's also been on the debt ceiling tirade. he has long said that the republicans should use the debt ceiling as a point of leverage to bring president obama to the table and get concessions. he has down played economic crisis breaching the debt ceiling could be. he said the white house, the treasury department and economists are overplaying their hand. he's also saying that they're making too much of this federal
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government shutdown. he's an army veteran, and he's aligned himself with a lot of veteran who is have been taking trips to the national mall and trying to visit sites at the world war ii memorial. they found it shuttered last week and were very upset. louy gohmert has been going out and moving the barricades for publicity but he has not done the legislative work that would get the federal workers back on the job, those who clean the memorials, pick up the trash and protect public safety at the national mall. instead he's blaming the obama administration. >> i can tell you any administration that is so calloused that it would allow and encourage difficulty for its citizens when it has a tantrum and doesn't get what it wants is not somebody you want in charge of your healthcare.
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>> and louy gohmert is a regular on right wing radio and talk shows and he's one of those who perpetuated the death panel myth, that obamacare would include death panels that would decide whether or not graham ma lives. you heard the term anchor babies referring to immigrants who have babies here in the country. he talks about terror babies. he said that americans are going overseas and coming back as sleeper terrorists. he has been on the side of a controversial battle of the muslim brotherhood. he wrote a series of inspectors general and warned that the muslim brotherhood was infiltrating the government and even pointed to someon hillary n adviser. and anthony weiner, a very public citizen, that got a lot
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of crit am, and louy gohmert said his conservative values might take hits in the media, it's exactly what his constituents want to hear. >> so we add congressman gohmert to the wall. and tomorrow, libby will introduce us to another house republican. you probably heard of the god particle, but do you really know what it is or why the people who discovered it won the 2013 nobel prize in physics? we have some answers for you, and we start here. >> in the beginning there was a big bang. what was at first a hot dance cloud of energy then formed into particles. these became the building blocks of our world. but how and why this happened is a mystery. one theory that continues to be.
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tested near geneva, switzerland. scientists have been shooting atoms down a tunnel to see what happens when they collide. they confirmed the existence of mass that holds everything together like glue. this now nobel prize winner peter his. >> we knew so little about where this particle might be in mass, and therefore how higher energy machines it would need to go before it could be discovered. it has been a very long development over the years of technology of building machines at higher and higher energy. >> reporter: now that they know where and when to find the explosion scientists are focusing to understand how it works. they hope over time that their work will lead to a new understanding of the physical world and new technologies that
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could change the lives of us all. al jazeera. >> and here to tell us more about the his theory and what it means in the scientific world. the editor in chief of the popular science magazine, and he joins us from san francisco, california. it is great to speak with you, sir. can i start with basics here? >> sure, there are no basics here but you go ahead and try. >> for those of us who didn't do quite so well in physics and science and the like, what is the higgs, please? >> sure, so the higgs boson isa particle that was theorized that would have given matter in the universe mass. physicists have been trying to figure out why is it that you and i don't fly apart? why do we have mass? how do we hold together? and they, three people, there
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was a sub atomic particle action where the sub atomic particles move to an it field created by this higgs boson that imbued them with party, and collected matter. that was the idea. >> adam, i'm not sure if i'm asking questions in the right order, but here we go. >> sure. >> what is the standard model? >> so, the reason that theorize that this particle exist because there is this standard model of physics that understand the basic building blocks that make up you, me, and everyone around us. they have a bunch of piece piece created but they never had this one piece of the puzzle. imagine you have a bunch of receipts missing. you know what the total is, but you don't have the receipts. they were trying to find that
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missing line of math that explains why you and i exist and have mass. >> so what is the predicted fundamental particle? >> so, the particle itself is--there really should--they should invent a drinking game, explain the higgs boson in 30 seconds. it's very difficult. it's a confirmed particle confirmed last year as the reporter pointed out, they smashed atoms together and created one of these. it's a particle that created a field. as these particles move through that field they gather mass. it helps to explain how there there could not have been mass before the big bang and then afterwards. they never quite knew how to accumulate that mass. the particle itself is hard to imagine. you'll never see. it doesn't go in your car, your phone, but it's a basic building block of the university. the--of the universe. >> are there any real world applications for this discovery?
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>> what it does is confirm a model that physicists use to explain everything. if you're inquiring about graffiti, light, angle of those things, you need to have a solid platform to work on for the rest of our lives. >> what is the next thing that this discovery might lead to in terms of understanding? >> well, the idea that things have mass because they move through this field gives us all kinds of insight into how light behave. light skates across the top of this field and doesn't attract matter. it doesn't attract mass. it helps to delineate things that have mass from things that don't and why they do those. it let's us get around gravity and how it behavior behaves. there is dark matter with we know it exists but we've never quite put our finger on. so it leaves particle physicists
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to all kind of why are we here coined of discovers that weren't possible before this. >> the last one, how significant is all this? >> it's a really, really big deal. the idea that you had this what you thought was a very functional system, the standard model. it's a fundamental discovery. we're going to be standing on this discovery for a long time to come. >> we appreciate it. terrific. boy, i learned something here. thank you, terrific, jacob: it takes hard work and dedication to discover new particlecals. you and the things you things
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you want to miss coming up in sports. >> they graffiti wons hundreds of thousands of dollars. i'll have that story coming up. [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours.
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is. >> now for years graffiti artist versus been tags his way across the europe and middle east, and his work has earned him millions. now he's tagging new york city one day at a time. moreia gives us the story of the artist known as banksy. >> i'm standing on the streets of brooklyn new york, a very hip and artsy area in new york city. this is just one of the spots where bankcy made his mark. you can see part of this has been de faced. the owner of this building wants to put plexiglass against this to troy to protect it. art lovers have been fascinated by this artist. he remains mysterious to his
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follow whose chase after him online to try to figure out why he'll strike next. >> you have to know that it's there to notice it. they're not looking at any old graffiti. bankcy has hit new york wit. a fan is hunting down his latest work. >> when i saw that he was in new york i started to look up the locations. i'm out looking for them all. >> reporter: his 50,000 plus fans follow him on instagram. [♪ music ] his canvas here, a building a garage door, even a new york delivery truck. but he does this all in secret. he doesn't identify himself and givers no interviews and leaves his followers with gasping with suspense. >> it's as if we're all following him around, maybe just
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one step behind. and it's so close. we're so close to getting a glimpse of maybe who he is. >> reporter: his following is international. banksy art often has political overtones. his stencils have been exhibited all over the world and he has been compared to andy warhol. but it's street art that makes him accessible to his fans because his graffiti does not last long before it's bombed, tagged, painted over by another person as captured on this online video on the brooklyn street. when word of banksy's art hits the street, melissa runs there before it gets tagged. >> you know its bleeding, which makes it way more exciting than something in a gallery for months. >> reporter: in essence his street art is illegal. de facing property without permission.
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this galley sold a bansy door for $300,000. it's value is higher on works that are not de faced. >> i would think that the bowls goals to have his works in public view, and to get the artistic or the art experience that he wants them to have, but then as they get de faced there are no longer relevant in the marketplace or much, much less relevant. >> reporter: but don't tell that to these folks. they're just happy to be standing here. and the latest graffiti that banksy did was on a door not far for here. but within hours that door was removed. the owner could sell it, tony. >> that's terrific stuff, mi mae y thank you.
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>> so a tough season for the atlantic falcons who took a bad turn. >> reporter: they have the most players healthy by the time we get to february as if the loss to the jets went bad enough it may have cost them one of their best players. julio jones will be lost for the rest of the season after injuring his foot in the game. he's scheduled to see a foot specialist wednesday to get a second opinion. jones had surgery on the same foot. senator of his rookie season in 2011. he missed three games that year. we often hear the thrill of victory versus defeat. but there are many that we don't hear about. darren hanes has the story of a moment that changed the life of one high school football player forever. >> i was watching the game. it was just another play. >> i can still hear the sounds. >> i didn't know it was him hurt at first. >> and he lifted up his leg, and it was just hanging there.
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>> on october 19, 2012, in the small town of montana, it was the last game of the season for the huntley project high school football team when a broken leg required immediate surgery. >> it just felt that something was not right. when they did the surgery and took some of the muscle i knew we were headed down a path that was not good. >> they asked my mom and dad break the news that he would have a limp leg for the rest of his life, eagle have to wear a brace and never play football or anything again, or have an amputation. he chose an amputation. >> after six surgeries kony dole awakened to the realization that his life would not be the same. >> hoping that you're going to wake up from a bad dream and looking down and seeing your leg that's not through any more. having to accept that right there, just hard.
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>> the doctor came in right away and was explaining to me everything that i was going to be able to and wasn't going to be able to do. i don't think i'll ever be able to play football again but there are other options. i just thought to myself, watch me. >> reporter: after the doctors gave the okay to go home, koni gave himself the okay to get back to work. >> looking at how many days i had until our first team camp. that was the plan all along to be back by then. >> reporter: just two months after his amputation, koni was on the mat reveling. then with a prosthetic leg he was running. but they were trying times. >> i could just see in his eyes, he started crying. he said, i can't do this any more. he said, i can't do this any more. the coach said you can't give up. you have to prove them wrong. >> reporter: koni was training harder than ever to achieve that goal set from his hospital bed.
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>> number seven, koni dole. >> he scored two touchdowns and recorded a sack. >> it was just like, i'm back. i'm back. i'm not going anywhere this time. >> it was very emotional to see seven months of such hard work and to learn how to walk again. to learn how to run. to learn how to laterally move and know what it takes to play the game. >> reporter: it was on this field where a broken leg could have ended a dream but koni dole had a dream not meant to be prone. he turned his lifelong dream a reality earning a walk on position to play football at montana state university. >> my heart sank. when i got that e-mail. shi called my mom. she was at work. >> he knows what he's working for is paying off.
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>> reporter: al jazeera. >> you would be hard press to find a story more significant with more press vision than that young man right there. >> michael, appreciate it. we'll take a break. more al jazeera america right after this. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? it drives discussion across america. >> share your story on tv and online.
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i'm kim bondy, senior executive
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>> hello again and while the atlantaing season has been a quiet one, it has not been so here in the pacific we had a typhoon in china and another one going across okinawa. now two more potentially. this one east of the philippines. with this one we do think that we're going to be seeing a landfall as it begins to develop and make its way here towards the northeast. towards the philippines, they see a few every year, though normally see a few deaths or more, so we're going to be watching this very carefully. the other is over here towards the bay of bengal. you see the clouds beginning to
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develop. this system, the computer models are saying it's going to be making its way towards northwest. the problem with the bay of bengal once something develops there it has nowhere else to go. it has to make landfall somewhere. we think it will be india. but in bangladesh they're going to be susceptible. this could be equivalent to a category three to category four storm. things are changing and cooler air is coming into play. there is a trough to the west that is making its way in. we'll see know in the sierra nevadas at 6,000 feet. tempt tomorrow look like this. have a great evening.
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hold again for deficit reduction talks for prize obama . on tuesday. thousands gathered at the capitol washington, d.c. to bring immigration reform. they are calling for a immigration reform act. it's calling for a bill to allow 11 million people t who live in


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