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that's why the show will be talking about the indian elections and economy in the days and weeks to come. that is our show for today. i'm ali velshi. thanks for joining us. good evening, everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. nigerian nightmare a new frightening twist in the disappearance of hundreds of schoolgirls. crisis in ukraine, the fighting spreads as another border goes on alert. >> russia behavior, will go beyond crimea, will go beyond ukraine. >> nato's role, we'll talk to the head of the alliance and ask what it will take to stop the
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crisis. and how swapping blood of the young with the old may reverse the aging crisis. and cinco de mayo the true story behind the unusual holiday. ♪ we begin in nigeria where the anguish has intensified for the families of 276 girls kidnaps three weeks ago. richelle carey is here with more. >> numerous reports have surfaced saying the girls were married off to their captors for $12 apiece. boko haram is saying the girls are their slaves and will be sold. >> reporter: yanked there their beds in the dead of eight.
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about 300 young women ages 16 to 18 were told they would be taken somewhere safe by men dressed in police uniforms. but the men were actually members of boko haram. we know little about the girls. only some of their names have been released. many of the names are bib lickly inspires. about two thirds are reportedly christian, and have been forced to convert to islam. famili families and supporters have been protesting demanding the government do more. the cries of nigerian activists have been echoed around the world. demonstrators from washington, d.c. to london held signs bring
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back our daughters. a campaign that began on twitter and quickly spread. some protesters in nigeria say they are being targeted by the government. yvonne ndege says accusations could stir up more anger. >> reporter: these allegations could lead more people to the streets. >> reporter: and the united states is speaking out secretary of state john kerry called for the nigerian president to find the missing girls. many nigerians want more than promises. >> i personally believe that not enough is being done to rescue our daughters. secretary of state kerry has called this a crime and says the u.s. is prepared to do
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everything possible to support nigeria and return the young pem to their homes. >> how they disappeared without anybody seeing anything has been the question all along. nigeria has been battling boko haram for years now. the group's name means western education is sinful. randall pinkston reports on who they are, and what they want. >> reporter: for more than five years boko haram's fighters have used violent attacks to gain publicity. with mass killings, bombings, and wonton destruction of property. the leader says his group is acting in the name of religion. he took over after the capture and execution of the group's founder. guy nearia's government tried but failed to eliminate the
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group. >> boko haram is a frig movement. it is a terrorist group which has assassinated muslim learned men, terrorized communities, and it is a small group relatively speaking but casts large shadow. >> reporter: its latest move kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls and destroying the building is the most recent in a seriesover bold actions. nigeria is now the largest economy in africa. boek ka haram is based in the poverty stricken north but launches attacks where every it can. in 2010 they staged a prison
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break. last year they were accused of murdering 65 schoolboys. in april they blew up a bus station that killed many people. >> the biggest issue is credibility. boko haram in the mid-'90s started out as a group that prayed on the grievances of northern nigerians. obviously, it's lost its reputation since then, but the problem is the guy nearian government did not manage to step up and seal the void. >> one problem for the government was its failure to ask for outside assistance, but that appears to be changing. the president is now requesting international aid including help from the u.s. to find the schoolgirls and stop boko harams
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violent attacks. >> and now to the crisis in ukraine. each day looks more like a civil war as the government tries to take back parts of the country from pro-russian rebels. a military hospitaler was shot down today. >> reporter: the army operation switched up a gear on monday, a concerted effort by push past the roadblocks, and press towards the center of town. there was gunfire and casualties on both sides. a ukrainian helicopter gun ship was brought down crashing into the town's river. the ministry of defense said the two pilots survived. on the ground ambulances weaved through the roadblocks. but by mid-afternoon the battle was over, and the town fell
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quiet again. the tactics of the ukrainian army changed on monday morning to a policy of active engagement, but pro-russian elements are still in control of large parts of the town. at cross roads we found a road littered with dozens of spent bullet cases. 2r7b from the 25 of us that went in, only 5 game out. we got into a circle, and they started tightening it. when we started retreating, they also surrounded us from behind. we barely fought them off and got through. >> reporter: local residents spoke of a convoy of army vehicles and a group of 11 special forces soldiers dressed in black. >> translator: people from the sbu came here and shot at peaceful citizens my house was shot, the road was covered with
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the bullet cases. we have six dead bodies and eight people injured in the hospital. >> translator: i was at home and there was shooting for an hour and a half. my house was hit from two directions windows have bullet holes in them. ukrainian troops are destroying us. >> translator: the armored vehicles came from that direction. then the shooting started. and a war began. >> reporter: paul beban, al jazeera. the crisis is ukraine has resurrected cold war dynamics. russia blames nato. nato blames russia. nick schifrin has more. nrz >> reporter: in the heart of occupied eastern ukraine, they mourn the death of a 21-year-old nurse shot at a check point. the west fears they are mourning
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the death of the 21st cent industry world order. >> this stops dead in the water the vision of a europe that is whole, undivided and secure. >> reporter: the interukrainian government calls this war. pro-russian supporters are capturing more government buildings. when government forces attempt to fight back, they largely failed. at stake the country that bridges west with east. >> if we don't stop this invasion there will be a europe that will be divided between a community of sovereign democracies, and an authoritarian regime. >> reporter: that was the cold war order when countries redrew board worse force. if russia grabs ukraine. >> you have russia unleashing a
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dynamic we thought ended 20 years ago. >> reporter: nato is threating the cold war balance according to russia. in 1990 it stopped at germany, in 1999 it added three more countries. russia fears that continues. >> putin sees a nato being revitalized. putin sees troops in the baltic republic. and this is considered to be number one threat to russia. >> reporter: putin says he wants the kiev government to engage not night with eastern ukrainians who are connected with russia but don't necessarily want to break ukraine up. >> putin is waiting, and this is the time for the enlightened europe, the united states, and the new kiev government to act on bringing that part of the population in the fold.
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>> reporter: in the last few months some nato countries tried ang -- sanctioning. that hasn't worked yet. but now nato is bolstering eastern europe with troops. >> if you had western equipment, deployed on ukraine's eastern frontiers, i think it will make a lot of russian servicemen very uneasy. >> reporter: the need to find a solution is urgent. if there isn't one, the fear is the bridge between east and west, and the 21st century respect for borders could collapse. nick schifrin, al jazeera. nato is considered one of the cornerstones of international peace and stability. now in an exclusive interview, stephanie sy spoke with nato's chief. >> thanks, john, joining me now
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from brussels is the secretary general of nato. thank you very much for being here on al jazeera, and for spending some time with us. i want to start with something your second in command said recently. he said that nato should treat the russians as an adversary. do you agree with that comment? >> yeah, unfortunately we see russia act more as an adversary than a partner. we strongly regret that, because years ago we decide to develop a a partnership with russia. but it does not act as a partner. >> do you believe their actions are tantamount to a war >> i would say it modern war. we see russia's hand in
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destabilizing efforts in ukraine. first we saw crimea, which also lead to an illegal annexation of crimea, and i have no doubt that russia is also moved in the destabilization of eastern ukraine as we are currently witnessing. >> defense secretary -- u.s. defense secretary, chuck hagel testified before congress saying that this crisis really demonstrates the lack of nato funding. if this came down to a battle between nato forces and russia today, are you confident you have the resources to win? >> we have all plans in place. we have the resources required to ensure effective defense and protection of all allies against any threat, but having said that, i'm also concerned about the declining defense budgets.
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we have seen deep cuts in european defense budgets during recent years because of the economic crisis, during the same period of time we have seen russia significantly increase its defense investments. and this trend cannot continue, so time has come to stop cuts in europe, and gradually start increasing defense investments. >> what is your biggest criticism, sir, of the way washington has so far handled the crisis in ukraine? >> i'm very appreciative because the u.s. has demonstrated a clear commitment to european security. we have seen the u.s. contribution to enhanced exercises also in the baltic states, so all in all we have really seen significant steps from the american side, that
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reassure alliesover the american commitment to european security. >> military tests are being conducted in the region, including u.s. soldiers in poland and three other countries. also lithuania, and the baltic region. do you envision any scenario that would put nato troops on the ground ukraine? >> we are not discussing such military options but if russia were to intervene further in ukraine, i have no doubt that the international community as a whole would have to respond in a very determined manner, including through brood and deep economic sanctions that would isolate russia further. >> how would you describe your personal relationship with president putin? >> well, i have had many
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meetings with president putin, and well, we have a very clear position. i -- i think president putin would like to see a nato dissolved actually, and last time i met him i told him that my ambition is quite the opposite. my ambition is to strengthen nato as a framework for collective defense of our allies. so we have a very good professional relationship, but also very firm opinions. >> and opposing goals it seems. as you mentioned you someone with decades of international diplomacy both with nato and of course as prime minister of denmark. as you come to the end of your term, do you believe you'll see
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a resolution in this conflict before you leave your position? >> i regret to say, i think this will be a long-term conflict. basically this is about russian attempt to reestablish a russian sphere of influence in its near neighborhood in the former soviet space, so, unfortunately, i think, this russian behavior will go beyond crimea. will go beyond ukraine, and this conflict will last for quite sometime. >> secretary general of flay toe, anders rasmussen, sir, thank you so much for being with us on al jazeera. >> you are welcome. thank you. >> john, back to you. one critic of the obama administration said the administration needs to do a better job of explaining what is
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at stake. >> if the president and also the secretary of state, but particularly the president doesn't address this issue clearly, firmly, convincingly to the american people, how can he expect public support? and how can he expect the rest of the world to identify itself with our position and to join us in an effort to solve this problem constructively. >> coming up at the bottom of the hour, more of my conversation with the doctor and his views of the developments along the ukraine border. coming up next, tests on mice show --
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high winds and dry air are fuelling a wildfire in oklahoma
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tonight. six people have died and more than a thousand have evacuated their homes. a controlled burn got out of control, and caused the fire. doctors say the first american diagnosed with the murs virus, should be heading home soon. at least 400 cases of the potentially fatal respiratory virus were reported in the last two years. researchers are calling it vampire therapy, swapping old glad for young blood to try to reverse the aging process. scientists say it can help improve things like memory, muscle tone, and smell. >> john, ever since 1950 scientists have known if you
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surgery attach a young mouse to an old mouse, there seems to be tremendous health benefits for the old mouse, but until now we didn't know what those benefits were or how they worked. here is what one researcher had to say on the benefits of young blood on health. >> there is a body of scientific evidence that shows that young blood can improve many problems. i think it's war re rent -- warranted in extending this into humans. >> now it's not just the blood in general. researchers have zeroed in on specifics. they believe that dgh 11, which is a protein in blood, seems to
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be the key here. even when mice were injected just with that, and not with the rest of the plasma they had the same benefits. improved cognitive function, and regenerate muscle more quickly. now we're still a ways off. nobody should go stitching themselves to young people out there. why does the old mouse begin to flourish, but the young mouth begins to begin -- degenerate. and so this still has a ways to go, but if it bares fruit it
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would be very, very rich fruit. >> doctor, welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> is there a way to at dapt this from mice to humans. >> i think there will be down the line in the future. but it is important to understand that what has been said today is true. and it is somewhat being used today. i'm laifr surgeon, and we use the natural ability of the liver to grow, and we know there are factors inside of our own body that make the liver regenerate. we can block the blood flow in one side of the liver that contains a tumor, and the opposite side will grow back in three weeks to the size of the full liver. >> give me other possibilities here. what other areas might this
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really, if it works, where could it help? >> alzheimer's yes? >> alzheimer's parkinson's disease, spinal chord injuries. skin cancer, cosmetic procedures, and the list is e endless. >> what question does this research not answer. >> there will be a lot of questions that are scientific. and a lot of investigational research that is successfully performed on the mice does not translate into human. the other is ethical question, how to perform that safely, ethically, and without harming the population, and how to prevent other criminal mind somewheres else in the world to doing something evil. >> how does this apply to anti-aging come pounds? >> the anti-aging medicine is a
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rapidly developing field, and there's huge potential here if this technology and this protein isolate -- and it's important to know that this compound that was just mentioned is only one of the many, many factors that are present in blood, and i truly believe that. if all of that is collected, harvested and cataloged and put together in one single large treatment we can really attack the aging in the future. >> right. obviously it appears that there are elements in the blood that really can help if it's a younger person and older person, but also does it matter what other medical problems or health history that person has with their blood. >> that's a great question. because just like it was mentioned today, rapid development of cells can cause cancer. also other prior exposures that
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the older person had such as viruses and infections could rapidly go into the young patient. >> it sounds like science fiction, but obviously it is here today. up next, desperation in the afghan village. plus -- >> what they are doing currently is a brazen effort to destabilize by violence a country of 45 million people. >> my conversation with the doctor on what is likely to happen next in east urn ukraine.
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this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. we have a lot more to cover this half hour. the new political battle over
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benghazi, we'll look at the latest investigation. three bedrooms, two baths, one very low price. if you have a thousand dollars you can bid on a house in detroit. er plus the 19th century reason you celebrate cinco de mayo. first richelle is back. >> the armed group boko haram has claimed responsibility for kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls. the leader said the girls were abducted and they will be sold. nearly 300 teens were taken from their school. firefighters are struggling to put out a wildfire north of oklahoma city. one person is dead and at least six homes have been destroyed. a thousand people have been forced from their homes. high winds and dry conditions are making their conditions
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extremely difficult. and eastern ukraine, gun battled have erupted during a government campaign to reclaim areas taken by pro-russian forces. an army helicopter was shot down on the eastern city of slaviansk. kiev accuses moscow, and moscow says the nato is to blame. we have got more on this one, richelle. thank you. the conflict in ukraine is spreading beyond the east. in the ukrainian city of oh b t oh -- odessa, fighting broke out over the weekend. >> reporter: this is one of 46 funerals, each a reminder of last week's clashes in odessa,
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and the deadly divide that now exists between those who favor a united ukraine, and those who want closer ties with russia. this man was 55, a poet and father. >> translator: war is unavoidable. we are now living in prewartimes. the violence is escalating. it's developing according to the you go slauf jassen nar you. it will bring a lot of victims. >> reporter: until recently odessa had been relatively free of the rage building in the east of the country, but after what happened here on friday night, this city is not short of people who are prepared to fight. we have seen them on both sides,
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angry pro-russians breaking into a police station where their comrades were being held on the weekend. and those who's rallying cry is glory to ukraine, arming themselves by whatever means against separatism. odes odessa's governor has called for new recruits to join a bat italian of volunteers that will defend the city. i spoke to one after he signed up. >> something tells me that it is just going to get worse. i can't see the authority of central government in my city, and it worries me a lot, and i think -- i think it has finally come where i have to take action in my own hands and, you know, get proactive around the situation that is going on. >> reporter: the anger and hate that can lead to war is confined to minorities on both sides.
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but the numbers are growing. jonah hull, al jazeera, odessa. the escalation of violence in ukraine has washington worried. i talked to zbigniew brzezinski, and he says president obama must do more to make americans understand what is at stake. >> ukraine is posing a serious international problem. the international community has a stake in international violence being avoided and the issue being resolved constructively in the use of force particularly through armed and masked thugs not being allowed to prevail. but the american public doesn't know much about it. there has been very little comment from the top down regarding the importance of this issue. the dangers that it poses. the opportunities that there are, perhaps for a settlement.
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the kind of response that we have to mount. and the only person who can speak credibly about it to the american people is the president of the united states. >> senator john mccain called president obama and secretary kerry's handling of the situation stunningly naive. >> no, i have some critical views regarding some aspects of our reaction so far. but i certainly wouldn't characterize it that strongly. but i do think that if the president and also the secretary of state, but particularly the president, doesn't address this issue, clearly, firmly, convincingly to the american people, how can he expect public support? and how can we expect the rest of the world to identify it's a with our position and to join us
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in an effort to solve this problem constructively. >> i believe you stated back in 2007 in an interview with foreign policy that the west should not fear vladimir putin. are you of a different mind set now? >> i'm not fearful of vladimir putin, but i do think he's acting in a manner which should make much of the world fearful of the consequences of his acts. and thank colludes the russian people. >> particularly what concerns you the most? >> the unpredictability of it. the strange emphasis on pseudo mystery, such as sending in armed thugs, uniformed in a manner that doesn't identify them in any way, wearing masks on their faces. there is something strange thuggish about it.
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there is a deviation of the rules of conduct. even war fair has some minimum rules of behavior. there is something strange about it. and i deplore it. but he is the leader of russia, so we have to deal with it. if we can't find a construction resolution, then we need to rally the international community in a stance which increases the cost to mr. putin himself. >> there has been plenty of speculation about what vladimir putin wants. does he want to expand russia's borders? >> no, i am surprised by the word speculation. he has explained it very explicitly, he wants to create a new soviet union? the borders of the soviet union. so you want to subordinate the new states including ukraine to
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moscow. and he is using force to achieve it. and in justifying it to the russian people he is making an appeal based on extreme nationally. and has taken acts which contribute to greater tension and the escalation of violence. nato secretary general said it's time to start treating russia like an adversary, do you agree? >> they are making themselves into one. i don't view them necessarily as an adversary lately. i think they are making themselves into an adversary of the west. >> and compared to all of the other foreign policy issues the
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president is dealing with, how does ukraine compare? >> it has to rank high. because what is involved is a significant country, russia, which has nuclear weapons and seems quite willing to escalate violence to higher and higher levels. after all what they are doing currently is a brazen effort to destabilize by violence a country of 45 million people. causing eruptions, killings, and more and more casualties and that i don't think is a conduct that the international community should ignore. >> should we expect a full blown invasion from russia? >> i would hope not, but if russia is concentrating troops on the borders of ukraine, and has been engaging in the acts i have described namely causings,
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using masked thugs to employ violence, then it's very difficult to categorically exclude that possibility. i'm not predicting it, but i certainly won't exclude it. >> thank you for having on the program. >> it's good to talk to you. now to afghanistan thousands of survivors of a landslide there are still desperate tonight. more than 2,000 people are missing, about 700 families are displaced. dominic kaine reports. >> reporter: since friday the survivors of the landslide have been living in tents. tensions have risen so high that on monday morning there were reports of gunfire and some of the people made homeless have still received no help. >> translator: six members of my family are under the mud.
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we are living under a tent that we made ourselves. >> reporter: others have complained about the government response to the disaster. >> translator: after the landslide we're in huge misery. in the past three days we have received no assistance, and the women and children in this area are all ill. so far no one has showed any sympathy for us. >> reporter: on monday a local member of the afghan parliament came to see the devastation himself. he hand out money to some of the most needy. this is one of the poorest parts of afghanistan, where access to electricity and roads is almost non-exist important. >> we're trying to develop a plan that will mitigate the risks of a future disaster like
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this. >> reporter: the afghan government has said that it has enough resources to be able to deal with the disaster itself. but in this buried village the people less sure. dominic kaine, al jazeera. in northern ireland, police released jerried a dams without filing any charges. he was detained five days ago in connection with the 1972 murder of a mother of ten. protesters were waiting to show their outrage. >> let me very clear, i am innocent of any involvement in any conspiracy to abduct, kill, or bury her. i have worked hard to have this
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injustice addressed. >> adams is a prominent politician who helped broker the peace in northern ireland. on capitol hill republicans are launching a new investigation into the deadly attacks in benghazi. >> john 20 months after the attacks in benghazi libya that left four americans lead, house republicans have announced they are launching a new committee headed by john boehner. the email in question the result of a freedom of information act request from an outside conservative watchdog group outlines the behind the scenes communications in the wake of the attack of the administration struggled to put forward a
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public explanation of what had happened. of course you recall that the then un ambassador was to appear on sunday's shows in place of hillary clinton and provide the administration's version of the facts around the killings in benghazi, susan rice. the deputy here wrote in an email to rice in preparation for that appearance that she was to underscore the protests were rooted in a video. this plays into the republican narrative who says the administration was intentionally covering up the terrorist action of this, coming right before the 2012 election. so 13 hearings, some 7 congressional committees have looked into this. today at the white house, jay
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carney said this was more political part tanship. >> the facts yesterday are the facts today, and they will be the facts no matter how long republicans engage in this aspect. >> reporter: and john boehner has given the investigation to a conservative republican from south carolina. now in a statement, boehner says in part . . . it is supposed to be a bipartisan committee. there is now some question whether nancy pelosi will only bather to appoint any members to join this investigate i panel. enough is enough say some
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democrats. they would not even commit to cooperating with the investigation. they see it as twofold, one to get a hillary clinton who was secretary of state at the time of the attacks. of course hillary clinton by far and away the front runner in the up coming elections if she chooses to run. the justices ruled that opening prayers at a town council meeting do not violate the constitution. the court said the content of prayers is not significant unless it denigrates non-christians. detroit took a step today in its battle against urban blight. the city is ah shunning off foreclosed homes every day for
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the next three weeks. bisi onile-ere reports. >> reporter: the opening bid, just $1,000 in a bankrupt city overrun with vacant structures. there's a feeling there auction could play a role in detroit's turn around. >> i think it's a very good thing that they are trying to do. >> reporter: fred lives across the street from the first house on the auction block. as a result of the 2009 financial crisis, this 1941, two story brick colonial has been sitting vacant for more than four years. the community has worked together to keep the grass cut and the squatters out. >> the biggest concern that a lot of us have is that flippers will come into the neighborhood and that could pose a problem. >> reporter: once a house is
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sold, the countdown begins. the winning bidder has to rehab the property and have someone living there within six months. if that deadline isn't met, the buyer will lose the house, and any money spent on it. bidding was brisk with over 100 bids on the property. for people like debra levy, the auction brings dreams of owning a house closer to reality. >> a thousand dollars, anyone and everyone that got their tax refund still in the bank can afford this. >> reporter: right now the city owns 16,000 foreclosed homes, but not just anybody can get one. potential buyers must be residents of michigan or tam tammy -- a michigan company. winning bidders will have between two to three months to pay in full, in a city working
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toward a comeback, it's an investment that could pay off. bisi onile-ere, al jazeera, detroit. five months after that big cyber attack on target, the ceo is out. customer confidence in the company plummeted and congressional hearings were held. the outgoing ceo will get a severance package, but did not say how much. it's likely to be worth millions. he has been with target for 35 years. coming up next, our photo of the day, plus the story of the battle that inspired cinco de mayo. ♪
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good evening. i'm meteorologist, kevin corriveau, we were talking about
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the wildfire danger going on across oklahoma. we're talking about temperatures into the low 90s. earlier we saw them up in to the high 90s. and temperatures are going to go up as we go towards the next couple of days. not just the temperatures but it is of course the wind, gusts right now are reaching 28 to 30 miles per hour, and tomorrow they expect those to be about 35 possibly up to 40 miles per hour. they are also pushing up from the south bringing that drier air into play. we have a lot of red flag warnings in the area. that means the fire is elevated. oklahoma, texas, parts of new mexico together. wichita 102, oklahoma city reaching to about 100 degrees, and it is going to continue as we go towards wednesday, a little bit of a break in the temperatures. but what is setting up is the development of severe weather on
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thursday. that means tornado and hail are likely. your news is coming up after this. happy cinco de mayo. the 5th of may commemorates the mexican army's victory over france. people paraded through the streets dressed as mexican
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fighters and soldiers. president obama hosted a reception at the white house, we called on congress to do more to fix what he says is the nation's broken immigration system. mexican american settlers began celebrating cinco de mayo during the civil war. robert explains why it is really an american holiday. >> reporter: it's more treated as an american holiday than a mexican one, because of the same historical events that were taking place in the united states, that was the american civil war. so citizens who were living in california were cheering what was happening in mexico, because it was more of an incentive to those fighting for liberty and the end of slavery during the american civil war. it just evolved as a celebration of the latino culture in the
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united states. we have mexicans, we have porta ricans, columbians. many latinos embrace cinco de mayo as a celebration of the latino culture. there is still misconception among this hispanic community as to why we're celebrating cinco de mayo when it is strictly a mexican event. but i think we're beginning to embrace cinco de mayo as a latino festivity in the united states. it's more than just drinking, it also should be celebrated for what it is. it's just celebrating the courage and bravery of -- of mexicans, but also it would be a good way to sort of ponder about the contributions that latinos can make in the united states. >> robert says the battle of
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pueblo represented the last intervention in to any country into the americas. coming up, it is supposed to act like marijuana, but it is sending people to the hospitals by the dozens. the synthetic drug that doctors warn is addictive and dangerous. plus a sunken treasure worth $1 billion, so why no one claimed the gold? those stories and much more at 11:00 eastern time. and an image that caught her our today from india, where hundreds tried to break the world record for the largest gathering of senior citizens laughing. no word on how many people they got there, or whether they broke the record. we'll be back with the headlines right after this.
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>> we're here in the vortex... only on al jazeera america welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here are tonight's top stories. the armed group boko haram has claimed responsibility for kidnapping hundreds of nigerian
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school leader -- girls. nearly 300 teens were taken from their school. the president has vowed to find the girls and the united states has pledged full support. in eastern ukraine gun battles resuperintendented. four ukrainian soldiers have been killed and a helicopter has been shot down. young blood, might have the ability to reverse aging. scientists tested the vampire theory on mice. they say transfusing blood from young ones helped the older mice with mental and physical conditions. conditions are set to get worst for firefighters battling a wildfire in oklahoma city. the firefighters are battles high winds and dry conditions.
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this wildfire started with a controlled burn that spread out of control. those are the headlines. i'm richelle carey. "america tonight" is up next. and you can always get the latest news on our website, ♪ >> on "america tonight." blood in the streets. what began as open rebellion in eastern ukraine is looking more and more like a civil war. >> my house was hit from two directions. windows have bullet holes in them. ukrainukrainians are destroying. >> leaving victims at risk.