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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. we'll have a look at today's top stories. >> make no mistake, the bills the republicans are putting on the floor today is a decision to default. >> house minority leader nancy pelosi denounces the latest republican budget deal. iran budget proposals have talks over the nuclear program. and abu al al-liby denounces cn
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court. it appears we may be on the brink of default and a possible credit down grade predictbly. members of congress are playing the blame game. >> this republican habit of an tajing any effort to move forward is a luxury our country cannot afford. >> i think the republicans are making a good faith effort from the house, and their provisions of it that the democrats agree with, but it's a reason to negotiate. instead the democrats are rejecting it out of hand, and i think that's wrong. >> so of course there was a lot of talk but no agreement to end the stalemate. wall street was optimistic about the deal but then it went south. we go to libby casey, she's on capitol hill for us. libby, some kind of a deal among republicans are taking shape there at the house where you
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are. what's in t and who is going to like it, who is going to hate t and we might get a vote this evening? >> reporter: here's the deal, tony. too mean people in the house do not like t and now the house bill is in limbo. here's what's going on. before a bill comes to the house floor it has to go through what is called the rules committee. that's where things get hashed out. there was supposed to be a rules committee happening right now, and it's been indefinitely postponed. no bill going to the rules committee, which means no republican bills going to the house floor. we're really back to square one. there was a lot of push back among house republicans who don't like the negotiations that were taking place and were moving forward in the senate between republicans and democrats. house republicans especially the conservatives said we don't like it, so here's what speaker john baner started the day off with today. >> there are a lot of opinions about what direction to go. there have been no decision abouts what exactly we will do.
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we're going to continue to work with our members on both sides of the aisle to try to make sure that there are no issue of default and to get our government to reopen. >> now, a house bill was taking shape, and here's what was on the docket for this evening. it would reopen the government to get it back up and running but it only funded it through mid december. it got the debt limit postponed until february, but it barred extraordinary measures, we're in a period of extraordinary measures right now. where down the pike treasure could make most and postpone that. that was something that democrats didn't want to see. democrats don't like this, well, republicans must like it--no. the conservative group heritage action put out a note saying don't vote for republicans. you're getting both republicans saying we don't like it, and democrats saying they don't like it. now it's just in limbo.
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>> oh my--no, you just answered the question. what is the reaction here? clearly this is not going anywhere. what is the reaction, where is it now, and where do we go next? >> reporter: we heard a resounding no by any group in the house. >> of thof the bipartisan legisn prepared by the united states senate. we were disappoint that the republicans decided to sabotage, or at least delay what was happening there. and it's a time of the essence and the republicans of the house want to put up a bill, they should do it soon. >> reporter: the perfect example from the left flank there was not an appetite for t and now from the right flank there was not an appetite for it. we have a team that is at
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speaker boehner's office in the capitol. we've seen the republicans come and go, and tea party republicans some that we've talked about on this program, like congressman steve king, going back and forth, and it looks like it's not going anywhere. >> libby casey for us on capitol hill. mike viqueira is in washington, d.c. for us. mike, how is the white house reacting to this scene that's being played out right now of white house of congressional republicans, house republicans and this plan that looks like it's going nowhere? >> reporter: when your political enemy is going to have a hanging party and you stand back and give them enough rope. they've got harry reid of the senate be the bad guy and reject everything overture the republicans have tried to make as they work out of this corner that, quite frankly, they have painted themselves in to.
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you see the house republicans going through the motions all day long. they seem to have been a bit lost. theit is conservatives, the very people who have begun this crisis, really, over the course of the last several weeks who have pulled the rug out from under boehner and it looks like that senate bill that was negotiated by the democrat harry reid is what carries the day. what day is it that it is going to pass, and will it pass the house republicans. the president has been working the outside game. he has had events around town, granted interviews in different markets around the country saying the same thing pushing his message time and time again. today was no different. he sat down with three different markets, and here's what he had to say. >> there is a lot of overlap between what i'm proposing and
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what republicans have proposed in the past. i take their ideas all the time. what we haven't seen is a willingness on the other side to engage in the basic compromises that are required for governments. >> and tony right now it's literally a question of time. obviously the senate bill is going to carry the day. when will the senate act? when will conservatives throw up procedural roadblocks as the clock keeps ticking. >> are they weighing in? is there any new polling out? >> reporter: i'm glad you asked, the pugh research center said raising the debt limit is essential, but a solid hardcore, 36% say the country can go past the debt ceiling without major problems, and certainly that 36% is reflected within the house republicans conservative caucus. >> mike viqueira, at the white
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house for us, thank you. stocks taking a hit on the stalled negotiations in congress. the dow plunging more than 130 points today, and to make matters worse, one of the big three credit rating agencies say it could down grade the united states triple-a rating because of the fiscal en pass in washington, d.c. joining me i is michael shure. i'm taking the temperature on a daily basis. right now is this congress more or less likely to pass legislation, to open the government and raise the debt ceiling before thursday? >> boy, more or less likely than it was yesterday. it's a tough question to answer. i don't want to be evasive, but i think it's about the same. my feeling was that they're about to take it to the deadline
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and it's like the kids who have been given home work assignment to say take it home over thank you and have it done. i think they will do it the night before thank you. john boehner is in a stuff spot, but he also snows what his options are. >> michael, let me ask you this. how is the president playing this? is he essentially saying, i just can't get a breakthrough with the house, there are 20 or 30 member causes, it's just not going to cooperate, they're not going to deal. so let me work with the senate, and let me stay there in the senate until we get some kind of resolution. that's where it's going to happen, that's where the action is going to take place? >> do a degree that's right. stand back, let harry reid do your dirty work. this is about funding the government and extending the debt ceiling. the conservatives want to make it about his healthcare plan and
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he doesn't want to engage on that. he's standing, that's the law? i don't want to engage on that at all. i want to engage on how to get the government running. that's the play making by the white house, rare that they've done that well, but they're doing that well this time. >> are you getting any indications at all that the house can come together on a deal to vote on because according to libby's report the house side isn't even coming together on a proposal. >> reporter: tony, i spoke to a few members of the house of representatives and staffers. one staffer, one g.o.p. staffer and one democratic staffer before we came on air. they're telling me that heritage action came n as libby said, and said, we got to vote know no on this. they still want to attach something to do with obamacare to this bill before it gets to
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the floor whether it's on contraception, which is a new route right now, or the vitter amendment about covering members of congress and their staff. the conservative members want to cover their staff. they have to come together or it's going to break apart. boehner is not doing this for himself. we forget he is still speaker of the house and he has other legislation. >> no, he doesn't. >> reporter: no, he doesn't now if the government is shutdown but presuming they're going to go back to work, he still has legislation to run through the house of representatives. that's a good point. if there is no house, then he doesn't. >> right, this whole idea of attaching something, that's what we're talking b we're talking about some strings. strings attached to raising the debt ceiling and reopening the government. is that about a saving face? is that about having some kind of a win? is it pride? ego? is it something deeply held
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held,ologically, what is it in your view? >> reporter: i'm going to go to door number one, i think it's about saving face. i think he'll go back to his caucus and say, listen, i did everything i could do. when we thought everyone was going to sign, i still didn't do it. i'm going to bat for you, but at a certain point there is only so much i can do. they'll have to acquiesce and then it will have to go forward. i think it's about saving face. >> come back tomorrow if you have the time. i don't know what else you would be doing. michael shure for us. thank you. iran has presented a christian new plan to world leaders in geneva to end the standoff over its nuclear progress. they said progress can be made, and believe a breakthrough is possible. al jazeera's diplomatic editor has more.
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>> reporter: around the table again, but this time a new atmosphere of mope. after photographers were he is supreme courted from the room a new approach from iran. a power point presentation in english of a plan called closing the unnecessary crisis and opening new horizons. but what exactly are the details of the new plan? i was among a large crowd of reporters with questions for iran's deputy foreign minister. >> we are not here to waste our time. we're serious about real targeted negotiations, and we believe that the plan introduced has kept that in consideration. >> reporter: can you tell us what is new about your new plan? >> many things. >> our plan is confidential and will remain confidential.
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>> reporter: the negotiations were chaired by the european union's representatives foreign affairs katherine ashton. her spokesman on this first day of new talks had a positive tone. >> we have come here with a cautious optimism and great sense of determination because we believe its time for tangible results. >> reporter: those who follow negotiations with iran. >> this is in the realm of nuclear talks this is a new world. there is a lot to play for here. >> reporter: the negotiations will continue on wednesday. there has been some progress but no one is talking yet of a breakthrough or final deal. in fact, there is already the suggestion that there could be further negotiations in just a matter of weeks. al jazeera, gentlemen kne genev.
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>> earlier i spoke with the adviser to george w. bush and former ambassador to iraq and turkey, and he indicated that the change with iraq and iran may be on the horizon. >> there is no doubt the election of hassan rouhani was no doubt because of the sanctions imposed on iran because of its nuclear program, and the tone in politics has changed, and probably some of their policies have changed as well. >> the two days of talks will conclude tomorrow in geneva. it was a not guilty plea for the libyan charge with the u.s. embassy bombings in east africa. al-liby entered a plea today. jonathan betz is at the courthouse in lower manhattan.
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>> reporter: after years on the run one of "america's most wanted" men finally faced a new york judge this afternoon in this courthouse behind me. handcuffed wearing sweats and a long gray beard. the suspected al-qaeda leader spoke softly saying he could not afford an attorney. he still had representation in the hearing but the new lawyer will be appointed in the coming weeks. the judge then ordered al-liby detained declaring him a flight risk and a danger to the community. it lasted only a few minutes but one of the few times that an al-qaeda member has been brought to trial in the united states. court documents say al-liby was
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a key figure in al-qaeda. he ran surveillance and was a computer expert would worked for the organization. they found him in libya, but overseas interrogation was cut short because of health concerns. al-liby reportedly suffers from hepatitis-c. and once he came to the united states he was entitled to rights of an american citizen, and cut short the interrogation and possible information he could share as a member of al-qaeda. well, good afternoon, but it's all over texas today and the rain going on since the weekend. take a look at the slightly image. you see the clouds pushing through texas, arkansas and now louisiana. we're talking about flooding going on across the region. a lot of flood watches in affect, flash flood watches in affect and this is an extension
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of what we saw yesterday. believe it or not at the major airports we do not have delays going on right now. but that doesn't mean later in the evening we won't. we'll be watching very carefully. over the next day or so the temperatures are going to be a problem. what is happening we have a cold front that is partially to blame for all the rain we're getting across the area. look north of dallas. san antonsan antonio, 85 dress. this green will settle to the south. these areas to the north and central, about 15 to 25 degrees below average for this time of year. get out your jackets it will be cold for the next couple of days. >> thank you. it keeps american expats in the loop of what's going on in their homeland. but a name change heralds the digital age. it is a battle of david versus goliath, the fight between cheveron and residents of ecuador's rain forest.
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>> if you're looking for a copy of the "international herald tribune." the historic paper rebranded itself under a new name. maria? >> reporter: tony, this newspaper has been around for 126 years. a chronicle of history and headlines for americans and foreigners around the world. it's name change is part of the company's plan to keep up with the digital age. "new york herald tribune." >> reporter: for americans abroad it was news of home. for the rest of the planet an icon of the new world. the tribune immortalized by the
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french film "breathless" changed its name on tuesday and now is called the international "new yornew york. it became a member of the stock exchange. born in paris as a new york herald it quickly became a staple for expats looking fo foa slice of americana. until 2003 when the times became the sole owner. robert mcsaid was deputy edi editoediteditor in the 1970s. >> we would edit and then throw it through the hole in the floor to the printers. it's different now.
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>> reporter: today the international "new york times" has a print circulation of 224,000 across 135 countries. like other newspapers it has been struggling to come up with a new business model to keep up with how people consume news. the rebranding is part of the piper's drive to reinvent itself in a competitive digital age. >> behind it is a belief that we can grow our digital subscription base. that is critical because part of our ability to sustain the quality journalism that we produce is going to be in making sure that we pay for that quality journalism. >> access to the website will be free. after that non-subscribers will have access to 10 articles a month. the content of the paper will remain the same. it will be edited from paris, london and hong kong and here. >> that paper was a lifeline for me when i was overseas: i
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thought i would add that bit of tidbit. >> reporter: and for a lot of people. >> yes, halliburton and the evidence involving the bp oil spill, admitting to ordering data deleted. the battle between cheveron and residents of ecuado ecuador's rn forest continues in a courtroom. there are claims that cheveron's waste was illegally dumped. more from ecuador. >> an activist who gives so-called toxic tours. he digs a small well and shows us the waste of oil drilling.
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he said it was dug in a pit without proper safety measures. >> they should have disposed of it. why did they create these pits? why didn't they put the residue in metal tanks like they did in the united states. >> reporter: they lived in one of the homes. >> hour health has been affected. my family is sick. i'm sick. my bones ache and my sons are ill. >> reporter: mercedes, another 30,000 people filed a class action suit against text co-now owned by cheveron. they took the company to court and won. they were told to pay $18 million, but cheveron appealed and now is accusing the team of mass fraud. >> you crud oil spilled, people affected, cancer cases, children with leukemia, all of these are cheveron's problems but it shows what the company is putting up
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to shield it from world the crimes of cheveron. >> reporter: they denied wrongdoing and claimed the area was properly cleaned up. they say the new trial means they may not get the money they won in damages. there are 880 waste pits scarredded throughout the jung jungle. they have forms these pools of sludge. >> we're in a res story and it has gone solid but it's pretty deep, about three meters or so. it was not cleaned up properly, it's everywhere and the smell is really strong. the whole place is like this. >> reporter: while the community awaits the verdict many say the damage to the environment was done and hopes the country bans drilling in the rain forests
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once and for all. >> so earlier i spoke with bianca jagger, the founder of the bianca jagger foundation and she explained cheveron's role in the 1990. >> while they were there they left behind 900 pieces of oil left behind. in united states you had a law in 1930, in texas and new zealand that that was illegal, and you should not do that. of course to gain $ $3 $3 per ot they decided to do what was economic instead of what was right. instead of 16 billion gallons of contaminated water went into those oil pits and seeped into the water sources, in rivers and
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lagoons and left behind environmental situation where is it forced people to bathe, cook and drink water from this contaminated water source. >> so the los angeles dodgers and those fans are back in the nlcs, darren with the sports highlights for the day. >> reporter: that's correct. after dropping the first two games in st. louis, the dodgers returned home last night hoping to change the scenery, and it sure did. ladies and gentlemen, welcome back. the rookie was 0-for-11 before the series before this at-bat. he hit a triple to right that sent runners home.
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and the detroit tigers give up a late 5-1 lead. and they top it off with a walk-off single. the tigers hope everything that didn't go right in boston stays in boston. as american league championships shifts over to the city of detroit, the tigers will have justin verlander on the mound and he hopes to mirror matt schezer who took a no-hitter from game two into game three, this series is tied at 1-1. >> darren, appreciate it. thank you. it's a forum aimed to stop the vicious cycle of violence against native american women. and they are the largest foreign holder of u.s. debt, and they're worried th if congress cannot
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hammer out a budget and soon.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories. house minority leader nancy pelosi says after democratic leadership met with president
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obama. a spokesperson for john boehner said the house will vote tonight although that may not be happening now. the vote will be intended to reopen the government and avoid default. a suspect in the deadly bombings of two u.s. embays is has pleadeembassies haspleaded not s alleged role in the 19,998 bombings in tunsinea and kenya. the global economy appears to be on the brink of another recession all thanks to the government shutdown. as america's largest lender, china is watching the events in washington very closely. here is our report. >> reporter: work in this night wear factory continues amid
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fears the business is about to suffer loss. the products here are exported all over the world. the u.s. dollar would bring a lack of confident should the united states government should di fault on its debt. >> if americans de faulted it would de stabilize exchange rate. we will suffer a loss. >> the world's two largest economies are deeply interconnected. commune is the largest foreign holder of u.s. debt and the u.s. is china's second largest export target. they've been exporting more than importing and accumulated the largest hoard o of foreign reserves. large amount of that has been converted to u.s. treasury
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bonds. shchinese media has called the u.s. a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government saying this is the time to de americanized world. >> reporter: as it constants china hold $3.5 trillion. $1.28 trillion in u.s. treasury bonds. it's already begun to diversify those holdings. >> i don't know what will happen. >> reporter: but one thing is certain, whatever does happen will affect not just china but the entire global economy. if the u.s. government does not break it's de lock and default on its debt it will prove china's point that america's world dominance and in its
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affairs are declining. >> congress has two days to raise the debt ceiling. a lot of what happens depends on one man: john boehner. and it could have a huge impact on u.s. credit ratings and it could have an impact on his own career. let look at the speaker's options. >> reporter: let's look first at the balance of power in the house of representatives. there are 200 democrats and 232 republicans. we've got them signified in blue. there is a block of 50 conservatives or tea party conservatives we're noting them in brown. you can see how they look in comparison to the rest of the group. that's a pretty big block. if you're speaker boehner and you've got a bill you want to get through the house and you have no democratic support you pretty much need all republicans on board, including that block of conservatives. so that puts speaker bane center a bind. let's talk about had options right now. number one, he could push a republican house bill to the
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floor. number two, he could just stand his ground and hope that democrats are the ones to cave. basically he could do nothing. and option number three, he could essentially cave and allow a senate bill to come to the floor. those are all difficult choices. let's take them piece by piece. number one, if he tries to push a republican bill on to the house floor right now we'll get no democratic support, and we're seeing it get held up procedures this evening and surprising turn of events because that very conservative block those tea party republicans, they don't think it goes far enough. he has the democrats unhappy and he has the tea party republicans unhappy. that could be a dead-end. if he brings a bill to the floor that could make him look really bad if it fails. option number two, do nothing and hope that the democrats are the ones to say uncle. that's dangerous and th that
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jeopardizes the u.s. credit rating and bill paying and damage the global picture. option three, he could kickback, put his feet up and let the senate do what they're doing. that bill that is taking shape between the senate democrats and senate republicans, he could let it come to the house floor and just let the house vote on it. it would likely get most democrat support and get some republican support. but the bulk of the republicans would not like it. even if it had enough votes to pass and it saved the day, so to speak, it could hurt speaker boehner's career because he would be going against the bulk of republicans. they could take that out in a number of ways including declaring him no longer speaker and there could be a chain of events that would cause him to lose control of the party and
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control his speakership. >> he's faced with his perspective the best of the worst options. libby casey on capitol hill. thank you. the supreme court is taking another look at affirmative action from a case from michigan of voters can ban affirmative action through a referendum. it has prompted high school students to take what they call a modern day freedom ride. we have more. >> reporter: this is a 60s style freedom ride reborn. these high school students are rolling ten hours from detroit to the u.s. supreme court in washington to keep affirmative action alive. >> i feel there are a lot of barriers set near america and in some type of power. >> reporter: in michigan the university can favor students applying for admission who are athletes, musicians but by state
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law they cannot give preferential preference to minorities, and some like it that way. the change of the state constitution to man affirmative action. >> someone who is more qualified grades or something like that, they don't get the job or get accepted because of someone from a lower social economic status, different area, different race, i don't think that's fair. >> reporter: since the law went into affect the number of black and latino students entering michigan's public universities failed by a third. the number of minority students at the university law school fail by half. the court has made it clear that universities can make race one factor they consider. now the u.s. supreme court will decide if voters can say no. >> i think it's a very tough case for the challenger for that provision. i think it's a tough case
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because the--there is nothing in the constitution requiring a state to engage in affirmative action, and the people of the state a have simply said we don't want it do it. >> supporters of affirmative action argue that the michigan law unfairly disadvantage minorities because of the board of directors can give preference to other groups but now minorities without changing the state institution. if the court upholds the ban that could encourage opponents of affirmative action to seek similar bans on campuses like this in one state or another across the u.s. defending affirmative action is more complicated than ever in a nation that now has a black president. >> it's a great gain that we've had an african-american president but it does not mean that we don't need affirmative
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action. >> al jazeera, detroit. >> in march president obama signed a law to protect native american women from crimes, crimes committed on the territory by men who are not members of native american tribes. but as its reported some argue the law allows some violent crimes to still go unprosecuted. >> reporter: a sliver of a fool moon before it's premiere in oklahoma. among the play's purposers, women who have been physically abused themselves. the play is a record of the fight to restore the rights of native american tribes to prosecute non-indians who assault women on native american land. >> we all know president obama this thursday-- >> reporter: to give them that right president obama signed the
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act that allows them to prosecute a man who commits violence on tribal land. >> that gave my tribe, the power back to us to determine what is needed when we look at crimes on native lands. >> reporter: the act was a major step forward. but a debate is underway whether it leaves open a loophole that allows non-native men who are not in an intimate relationship with native women to commit acts of violence, safe in the knowledge that federal authorities don't have the resources to find them and prosecute them. and this, the tribe say, is adding to the problem. thousands of men in the indian territory to work the oil and gas fields, and tribal law enforcement has no jurisdiction over them. social welfare organizations say attacks against native women have risen sharply.
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>> our numbers in sexual assault have quadrupled since the oil fields and statistically people not reporting, we can't show it on paper. >> it's just beginning, the sliver, the first sliver of a full moon. >> reporter: this day's message is clear. there is much to celebrate in the amended violence against women act, but native american women are still not being fully protected under the law. al jazeera, tulsa, oklahoma. >> well, the damage may already have been done to the economy with or without a deal on the debt ceiling and the shutdown. fitch is warning it could cut the u.s.' highly prized triple-a rating. ali velshi will be taking a deeper look into all of this at the top of the hour "real money," but we'll talk to him now even without the theme
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music. i don't know what happened to that, but what happened to fitch here. >> reporter: am i okay would the theme music? there is moody's and fitch. three companies rate debt all over the place, countries' debt and companies' debt. it was downgraded the last time we went through debt ceiling stuff, and now fitch will look at the credit ratings. they'll keep the rating but constantly evaluate what is going on. they're worried about the same stuff the rest of us are. that is this constant bickering, the constant lurching from deficit debate to budget debate, and indicates that the u.s. could default on a payment. the highest credit rating gets you the lowest interest rate. as you start going down the tiers you start to pay more in interest. the other thing there are lots of people who buy american bonds, pension funds, other countries that, are restricted to only buying the highest
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quality of bonds. so that's where having a lower rating on a bond ends up not only costing you money but meaning there are money who would like to invest but who don't. >> are you taking the show on the road? >> reporter: i go to washington, and i want them to end this nonsense. we have an economy to get going, and we're stuck on something that could actually do damage. i'm going to be here for a full hour at 7:00 eastern. i want to you tune in. we're going to look forward, i'm tired of looking at what is going on, we'll look forward. >> good for you. al jazeera america, good to see you, ali velshi. how south dakota's cattle industry is marred by a freak storm. and the dodgers made it to the series, and darren will be here with sports in just a moment. this is the 900-page document
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>> the battle in unexpected blizzard. we're joined live from south dakota, diane, let's start here. how are the ranchers in the area coping with this situation? >> reporter: it's a tough situation tony. there are ranchers here who have lost more than half of their cattle, and some aren't sure they're going to be able to stay in business. these are two of the 300 cows that died on the ranch when a freak blizzard blue threw south dakota dumping two feet of snow. >> it's just incredible how muddy it is.
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>> reporter: now there is so much mud and music on the acreage he can't get tractors in to remove the dead cat. >> well, i spend a lot of days with my head down thinking how the livestock suffered. they not only died but they suffered before they died. >> reporter: the storm hit and miles away and they could not move them in closer for food and shelter. >> there was just too much snow too fast. >> reporter: at $21 billion annually agriculture is south dakota's largest industry, and cattle make up a quarter of it. this is the time of year when ranchers earn most of their living, selling herds at action. and he thinks sales could drop 15% this fall a second bad year for ranchers last year's summer
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drought. >> i think there will be ranchers without assistance or something from the government to help out, they won't make it through. they'll be foreclosed on or whatever. >> reporter: they buy additional insurance through the winter to protect their operations through blizzards but this storm came through so early he didn't have an opportunity to buy it yet. >> reporter: he estimated his loss was worth $500,000, and that could force him to sell his ranch. without a farm bill and with the government shutdown it's unclear if there will be any government assistance for ranchers. >> if they come out, i just--i took a big loss this year. this will be hard to come back from. >> reporter: a loss he'll feel at the bank and in his heart. >> reporter: and he said he'll do what we can to stay afloat. he may have to sell his land. if he does he may go work for
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another ranchers. that's what he did for several years before he bought property and started his own ranch. >> diane, do we have any idea how many cattle from lost statewide? >> reporter: well, right now the state veterinarian is confirming 4,000, but he thinks that number will go up to 20,000. some of the ranchers we talked to think that number could go higher, maybe somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 or higher than that. >> what kind of government relief "might" be available, it won'tible available iwon't be at term, but what might be available. >> reporter: there was a program called the livestock indemnity program that would provide compensation to farmers when there was bad weather and livestock would die in blizzards like this. that was part of the farm bill
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that expired, but if there is a new farm bill that might be reinstated. >> thank you. >> darren is here with all the sports to get us caught up on all the baseball. >> reporter: of course, it's huge at this time. after dropping the first two games in the national championship series the dodgers returned home hoping the change of scenery would help to change the fortune. in the battle of the fourth, adam wainwright, and welcome back the rookie 0-for-11 before this at-bat. he bat triple deep right and they would take the lead, it's now 2-1 cardinals. it's been a difficult year for the city of detroit after growing financial and social issues for decades. what was once the fifth largest
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city in the u.s. is now facing bankruptcy proceedings. >> greatness is a word not associated much with detroit in recent years. crime, lighted buildings, shuttered schools, high unemployment and with bankruptcy looming once again the city of detroit is looking for a different relief, the kind it won't get from washington, d.c. sports has a way of finding that common thread that can bring people back together. it's not an long-range solution but it will help. >> reporter: columnist for the detroit free press. >> they come together for a common purpose, in that they come together to give the city something to feel proud about.
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for three hours you can forget that you don't have a job, you can't get your garbage picked up that it takes an hour and a half for the police to come by. it's not the end all but it is is something. if it helps the psyche of a city that has been beat down continually for years you can't help but build up the mindset. >> we follow our teams. we love our teams. no matter what. >> what does sports mean to this town? >> sports means everything to the city of detroit. the lions, you have the tigers playing strong, and then at the time the city is in need we need it. >> reporter: the city of detroit was in no greater need than in 1967. a police raid on an after hours bar sparked rioting that ripped detroit apart leaving 11 dead,
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1200 injured, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed. more than four decades later the city still wears the social and economic scars from those five days in july. >> i was seven years old during the '67 riots. and i remember seeing the national guard jeeps going down one of the streets near my house, and to this day i still remember a neighbor of mine gave my father a gun. >> reporter: smoke from the riots could be seen from tiger stadium in downtown detroit. moved to do something about the mounting violence tiger outfielder willie horton in full uniform walked to an area where trouble was brewing and talked to the angry crowd about ending the vie glens it really grew up a mile away from here and to see him do that, it was special. you can't make those things up spontaneous. his uniform and it meant a lot to the people, it really did, and to us. >> reporter: in the final year
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in '68, the tigers, they win their first world series in several years, and you know t kind of galvanized the city that summer. it didn't cure the economy. it didn't cure race relations in the city, but for four months that summer when the tigers played at tiger stadium that evening, everything else stopped and everyone was together for a common pumps. that was to see the detroit tigers win. >> reporter: the motto translated from latin means we hope for better things. it hall rise from the ashes. and sports in detroit have been a recurring source of hope and faith as the city plans to reset it's financial future. the sports teams will continue to play their role on and off the field in keeping the city of detroit alive. >> that was john henry smith reporting. while the detroit lions are off until sunday a lot of eyes are on the baseball team because they're going up against the
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boston red sox and currently in the bottom of the seventh inning. boston has a 1-0 lead in this one. and it looks like it was mike napoli who hit the run to give boston that 1-0 oh lead and justin verlander, their ace, he has pitched seven innings and ten strike outside. a good one going on in detroit and another goodling will start up i between the dodgers and cardinals. >> coming up after the break we have your forecast. that's all i have an real
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money. victoria azarenko
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>> meteorologist: hello again. earlier i told you about the rain that is going through many parts of texas. let's take a closer look, how long is that going to last? at least one more day. on wednesday this is what it looks like for dallas. we're going to see a lot of rain. 63 degrees. that is definitely below average. that is because of the cold front that is about to december pate by the time we get to
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thursday, and notice how the temperatures start to warm back up. up to the north that is the origin of all of these storms. we're seeing still back here in south dakota a lot of ranchers are dealing with the clean up right now. in south dakota there has been a mix of rain and snow going on from a straight storm. this one here with 14 inches of snow in that area. and a lot of ground is saturated. that is about to go through chicago, so delays could be a problem this evening. 63 degrees and you can see the colder temperatures that will start to move a little bit more towards the east as we go to the next day. so chicago, this is what it looks like. rain tomorrow getting better on thursday. sun going into the weekend. we expect to see a high temperature of 54 degrees with a low 38. that's a look at your national weather. tony has your headlines right now.
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♪ >> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city, i'm tony harris with a look at the day's top stories. the battle in congress is moving the country closer to default. leaders from both parties met with president obama earlier today. the president proposed a bipartisan plan to close the government shutdown and extend the debt ceiling, but right now there is no plan for a vote. and there is new fallout from the congressional battle, one of the top three credit rating agencies says now united states is now under official review because the u.s. has failed to raise it's federal debt


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