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>> this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. the email controversy. hilliary clinton defends her years of a private email system, while a secretary of state expelled in oklahoma. the university of oklahoma takes quick action over that racist chant video. and fallout how iran's impact on u.s.-eastern international relations. , and the blurred lines verdict. a jury awards millions to the
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family of the late marvin gaye. >> for the first time today we heard hilliary clinton's side of the email controversy. she insisted no government rules were broken, and she used a personal system for government work because it was easier. david schuster is at the news conference, and he's back with the day's power politics report. david. >> reporter: tony, this was hilliary clinton's first news conference in more than two years. they felt that it was spinning out of control. so today with a presidential campaign coming soon, clinton engaged in damage control. speaking from the united nations, hilliary clinton said that as secretary of state she ride exclusively on personal email because it was more convenient. >> i thought using one device
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would be simpler and obviously it hasn't worked out that way. >> reporter: clinton has been under fire for a week after confirming that she engaged in email practices that contradicted the directives to state department employees, and while she was at times defensive. >> i fully complied with every rule. >> ? insisted that most of overemails were related to work captured on government servers. >> going through the emails, there were over 60,000 in total, sent and received. and about half were work related and went to the state department. and about half were personal. that were not in any way related to my work. i had no reason to save them. >> clint on said he deleted most of those emails and she said others have been kept on a private server she controls at her home and will not be
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released. >> the server contains personal communications between my husband and me and i believe i've met all of my responsibilities and the server will remain private. >> republican critics though are convinced that mrs. clinton's efforts to keep certain family members private broke government policies and protocols, and there are lingering questions about the clinton foundation, with accepted donations from foreign governments while clinton served as secretary of state. >> i think that people who want to support the foundation know full well what it is we stand for and what we're working on. >> but the issue is whether foreign governments were trying to buy the clinton and influence the next president of the united states. but as for the email controversy, the state department said that it will begin to release awful clinton's communications
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online. and clinton seemed pleased. >> i think that once the american public begins to see the email, they will have an unprecedented insight into a high government official's daily communications, which i think will be quite interesting. >> interesting well, the implication from clinton was there was nothing there and these controversies are much ado about nothing. but however most government workers don't get to decide for themselves what is and what is not convenient. and today it may only have served to reinforce that the clintons play by their own rules. >> david schuster, and page lavender is with the washington post. and good to see you. so, the former secretary said, in hind sight, i should have used a couple of devices first, are you satisfied with that admission? >> i mean, yeah. i think that the admission is
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that -- i think that it's not uncommon for a regular average person to use two devices in day-to-day. one for personal and one for their work, so it doesn't seem that it would be that hard for a very high ranking public official such as clinton to use two devices. >> are you satisfied that she was operating within the rules by sending work emails through this personal account? was she operating within the rules? >> she says that she was and she didn't send any classified information from this email address, and if she had, that would be a violation of the espionage act. and we'll have to see if she did violent it. but she's very adamant that she acted within the rules while at the state department. and that she has given all relevant information of her time there to the people. >> it's a bit troubling to me
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that to know that her account may not have been searched, in response to a freedom of information act request from you or from me, or a congressional oversight committee. that's troubling isn't it? >> well, she has said that she's given every bit of information regarding her time at the state department, including things like benghazi, and the house committee subpoenaed her emails, and they have several hundred emails in their possession, but not everybody is happy. trey, the chairman on that, he says there are many emails missing, and he's calling for more. >> so politically the gop benghazi conspiracy theorists are not going to let this go, are they? >> i don't think that they will. trey dowdy has been pushing she needs to to be more
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transparent and he needs to sew nowhere from her and the state get is going to release everything that they can but it's going to be a long process. >> and the server remaining private, is that troubling to you? >> it's not terribly troubling because bill clinton also has emails on that server and there's a question of what he needs to give up. and the law says that she's required to give up anything, any documents related to her work with the state department, which are the emails, so i think that it's fair for her to keep that private. and we'll see if the emails contain all of the information. >> gotcha. page lavender is the senior politics editor from the washington post. good to see you. members of sigma alpha epsilon have only a few hours left to vacate their frat house, and apparently those who led the racist chant were expelled.
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and the university president has taken a pretty hardline on this. >> absolutely. he said he was going to make an example out of these students, and he has followed through and his decision has prompted national reaction, the white house calling the expulsion an appropriate step. it started with an anonymous cellphone recording posted online. and it appears to show members of the fraternity singing the song, repeatedly using the "n" word. today, two students identified as the leaders of the racist chant have been expelled from the university. the university president david borein released a statement and said there could be more students expelled and said it's wrong to use words to threaten or hurt or abuse other people. and we'll continue on this. once their identities have been confirmed, they will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. in one day boren shut down the
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fraternity. and he gave the members until midnight to get all of their belongings out of the building, and then it would this one came out. a woman who is said to be the paternity's house mother, she's also chanting racial slurs. >> and we're going to put that into context. you can hear the song playing in the background of the video which was a hit back in 2013. tony, when this video was record apparently the "n" word was the hook of that song. >> oh, my goodness. are we expecting any action those who aren't in the fraternity? >> you can see a young woman sitting on the bus and what has come out delta delta delta, the sorority is saying
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that they're now part of an investigation, working alongside of the university. the university president saying zero tolerance here, and disciplinary action will be taken against the students proudly taking part in that chant. and the other thing, is it a violation of free speech to have the university follow through in this way? >> thank you. and the president of the student government association at the university of oklahoma, and he's on-site from norman, oklahoma. kanal, did good to see you and what do you think of the response from the university's president, david warren? >> i've been nothing but impressed with his response to this disgusting video. throughout campus, just when that video started to spread, everyone was kind of waiting to see what kind of response our administration would take.
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earlier this year, we had some issues come to light about minority students on our campus not necessarily feeling as welcome as they would like to. and so this is kind of -- it was interesting to see how our administration responded. and with the absolutely zero tolerance policy that president boren took. >> is it true that the university had been looking into life on campus that was not necessarily exclusive. but an investigation before the video was released? >> that starts with the group heard, and nine graduate students, all black, who decided that the campus wasn't as inclusive as it should be and they did an incredible amount of research and did recommendations for the campus, based on their research.
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and the way that the administration treated them, again, as soon as it came out and also with the student life office, and pretty immediately you could see that the administration hadn't really thought about how serious this issue had become, and as soon as they realized it, they immediately started taking sentence to try to remedy that. >> are you a member of a fraternity? >> yes i am. >> phi capa phi. >> so you have a two-part question. do you have a race problem within your fraternity. and i wonder how many black or latinos or of indian descent are part of your fraternity? >> on that second part, i'm not really sure. i would say 10-15%, but that's totally speculation. >> are you proud of that. >> um, well, considering the --
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i think that one thing that this issue really brought to light, at any school, it needs serious introspection. this is not an isolated incident. there's one thing that we can see. this gender equality, homophobia, you can see these issues popping up, and a variety of college campuses across america and yes, i'm a proud member of my fraternity. but at the same time, it's getting harder and harder for any of us to defend greek life without really really questioning it. there's not serious change in greek life in general then i don't know what the roles would be. >> that's terrific, so let me follow up with this. i have been one of those people who believes that younger people will be better on race relations than those fogeys like me in my age group.
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you see an episode like this caught on video and do you worry that many of the country's racial challenges are just simply being passed on to your generation? >> if they are i think we're going to put an end to it. because as disturbing and as awful as that video was, i was just so in awe of our student bold and there were response to it. just the other day isaac the president of the black student association here went on television, and said, i would forgive them, i don't need tore counter hate with hate. i want to bring love to hate. and i think that attitudes like that and attitudes like those previously mentioned, who want the conversation to keep going who say hey, this is a problem. yes, what they did was absolutely terrible, and i think that 99.9% of the students here agree that's just
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abhorrent. but at the same time, when racism stairs you in the face like that, and we as a university did our own soul searching and our own introspection about it i think that it actually makes very very substantial change. and the response from our campus so far david boren. >> it has been great talking to you, and i want you to reach out to that young man you were just referring to at the black student union. i want to talk to him tomorrow. pleasure to talk to you. >> pleasure to talk to you too. the president of the student association at the university of oklahoma. appreciate it. >> no problem. >> so there are reverberations in ferguson, missouri today over the damning report of the policing there. the state has pointed a state judge to oversee all of of the
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case and "real money" with ali velshi is taking a closer look at that tonight. >> it's a big deal. state supreme court issuing a take over of the supreme court to issue those reports. after the michael brown case, and the department of justice accused the local court of being profit driven. how the young and want court clerk work in conclusion with the state police and the city council targeting african-americans with petty fines and arrests. and after days of protests rocked the nation, more later when the local grand jury declined to indict darren wilson, but in the end said officer shot brown in self defense. they sat down yesterday before the news of the missouri supreme court order, and this
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is what mccollum said about the case. >> there was this quantum leap w. the fact that my father was way police officer killed by a black man and the quantum leap, mccollough can't be fair 50 years later with everything in between refuting that. >> mccollough said that his team conducted a fair investigation, and the department of justice came to the same conclusion, and he said that he never felt incriminatedded but investigators accused him of bias in the michael brown case. >> there were misconceptions that mr. brown was down on his knees, with his hands in the air surrendering when he was executed by the police officer, and that's the initial story that went out and there's nothing front the credible witnesses or any of the physical evidence. >> tony, we have that tonight
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and tomorrow night, it's a long interview, and it sort of takes us to the bottom of the criticism of what was going on in ferguson. >> gotcha, tony, and what's going on to the. >> climate change, after reports that some officials in florida want to ban the phrase "climate change" from the official correspondence. that while it's real and partly manmade, it's not damaging and actually has benefits. that one i'm looking forward to. >> i'm looking forward to it as well. ali velshi, "real money," every week night on ali aljazeera. and speaking of "real money", the stock market lost nearly 2% of its value today. so wall street, the sell off spurred by concerns that the federal reserve could hike interest rates sooner than later. the nasdaq and the espn and the dow all wiped out gains made so far. and coming up on the program
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the growing battle over the open lept to iran, how it could affect foreign policy, and france remembers athletes killed in argentina. and wikipedia is suing the usa.
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>> there's a search underway this evening in dallas for four men suspected in the shooting death of an iraqi citizen. 36-year-old ahmed, he arrived in the united states just a few weeks ago, and morgan is here with the investigation. >> reporter: tony, this really is a mystery. and the police know very little, including whether or not the suspect actually knew the victim. and they're trying to figure out whether he was in the wrong place at the wrong time or if he was targeted for his race. five days after ahmed ajamali
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was gunned down in front of his home the neighborhood remains stunned. >> he had come from iraq to join his family only a month ago. but last thursday, he stepped out to photograph the first snowfall he had ever seen. moments later according to the dallas police, someone opened fire with a rifle and hit him in the chest as he hit behind a car. he later died at the dallas hospital. the police are looking for four men seen on this surveillance video. at the time of the shooting, jamali was with his wife, counting the days that he had been separated. police have not yet determined a motive but with the shootings coming a month after the three students why killed in north carolina, local groups are working with investigators to determine if jamali, also muslim, was also targeted.
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>> this is a brutal murder of a beautiful man. >> on the council of islamic relations, they said there's not enough evidence to determine whether jamaaly's death was a hate crime. but it has raised fears among muslims and refugees. >> there's a lot of tension and edginess, rewards to the motive and what this means to the broader community. whether or not it is a hate crime. doesn't really have an impact right now, because it's another individual killed in a violent way. >> the council on islamic relations has set up a crowdfunding for his wife. and they have a reward for the capture of the shooters. >> in iraq, iraqi officials have recaptured an area around tikrit and isil fighters in the
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city. [ gunshots ] the iraqi army and shia militia are prepared to fight the salt. should this joint offense succeed, they will begin other ventures in other cities. a legal challenge for the spying programs, the coalition of advocacy groups are suing the government, saying that it infringes on freedom of speech. >> reporter: what's interesting about this, right off the bat, who is the driving force? it's wikipedia, the wicca media, the free online encyclopedia that we all use. and they're joined by aclu and rights groups, saying that they are spying on americans using wikipedia and everything else on the internet, an attack on the back done of democracy.
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if you want to know about the government spying that prompted protests like this one in washington last year, one place you might look is on wikipedia. and the reason that wikipedia is suing the u.s. government over surveillance has a lot to do it says over how wikipedia works. it's a free encyclopedia, used by 500 million people a month and the whole thing is non-profit. and it says that the way that the nsa gathered surveillance is by streaming and subjecting them to unreasonable search and seizure. the nsa violated the first and the fourth amendment. >> we believe that the master surveillance of our readers and users is damaging to us. wikipedia depends on a culture of openness and courage for
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people to participate. and in that context their privacy is very important. >> the nsa taps into the cables and routers that move traffic across the u.s. and around the world. and wikipedia says that that surveillance has a chilling effect on freedom of information. articles in egypt may not have been written if they had know that the u.s. was watching. and with the world backlash about the surveillance, whistle blower, edward snowden. one of the documents that he released mentioned wikipedia as a target for nsa spying. since then, the u.s. government said that it would stop and that it was wrong. >> the bottom line is that people around the world regardless of their nationality should know that the united states is not spying on ordinary people that don't threaten our national security. we take their privacy into
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account in our policies and procedures. this applies to foreign leaders as well. >> the department of justice says only that it's looking over the new lawsuit. in the past two years, other organizations have also sued the government. some cases are working their way through the legal system. and others have been thrown out because there's no proof that the plaintiffs have been harmed. that will be a problem for wikipedia as well. >> we have definitely have standing and there's no question about that. and so we think that the case will proceed. when you look at the merits, you look at what the law says and the constitution says and there's no doubt in my find. wikipedia said that it's case is different. everything that we do online. early last year, the obama administration promised to reform the surveillance program, the so-called bulk
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collection the bipartisan bill died in the senate back in november. and it has not been brought up since. the republicans took both houses of congress in january. >> coming up next, the united states is in a diplomatic dispute with venezuela and now cuba is getting involved. plus: protests about academic freedom turned violence, and also -- look, no blurred lines for the majority in this copyright infringement lawsuit. the verdict is in, pharrell williams might not be -- wait for it -- happy.
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>> hitting back even harder over a republican letter to iran. vice president joe biden is blasting the 47 senators who signed the letter and the man who spearheaded it, arkansas senator, tom cotton.
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they didn't pull any punches did they? >> reporter: absolutely not tony. they are pushing back hard. and among those criticizing the republicans who wrote this letter perhaps the most closely watched politician, who is not currently an office holder former secretary of state, hilliary clinton. she used a high-profile press briefing today to join the voices condemning this letter. >> and it is shocking. >> democrats are pounding the 47-senate republicans for their open letter to the iranian government. from the halls of the united nations building former secretary of state, hilliary clinton weighed in. >> either these senators were trying to be helpful to the iranians, or harmful to the commander in chief in the midst of high stakes international diplomacy. either answer does discredit to the letter's signatories.
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>> the open letter, dated monday, tells iranian leaders they not fully understand our constitutional system. and says without congress onboard, any deal struck between the white house and iran could be undone. it says that the next prez could revoke such an agreement with the stroke of a pen. vice president, joe biden said that the letter is beneath the dignity of the senate, where he served for 36 years. he said this letter in the guise of a congressional let me undermines any future president, whether democrat or republican, to negotiate with other nations on behalf of the united states. the writer, tom cotton of arkansas pushed back on charges that he's undermining the president. >> no, we're making sure that iran's leader understands that if congress doesn't approve of a deal, congress won't accept a
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deal, because we're stopping iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >> they don't need congress to sign-off on a deal. to curb iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions. the white house said that it can do without congress on board. iran's negotiator, prime minister, dismissed the gop letter. >> it's a propaganda ploy. and it has no legal value. >> secretary of state, john kerry, plans to meet with him this weekend for the second time this month. with a march deadline to reach a deadline on iran's nuclear capabilities. >> reporter: these negotiations were characterized by a white house spokesman today as complicated and sensitive, and that's why it's getting so much attention here in washington, tony. a spokesman went on to call it an incompetent and flagrant
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attempt. >> jim walsh is associated with mit's studies program and he's in massachusetts this evening. and jim always good to talk to you. is it clear to you that this letter is an attempt to undermine this president and the office of the presidency? >> you know, i don't want to answer that question, tony, because the answer is yes. senator cotton has on the record said that his intention is to kill the negotiation so there's a sort of face to it all, oh, we're trying to help the negotiators good cop bad cop. and that's clearly not what's going on here. this is not about congressional participation. congress can vote on an agreement and do anything they want after there's an agreement to review, but not in the middle of a negotiation. imagine if members of one party wrote to the soviet union during the cuban missile
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crisis, saying whatever you agree to we're not sure we're going to abide by. it's unbelievable. >> so here's the question. will this interference, and maybe i should be a bit encouraged with the prime minister czary saying that he's going to ignore it. but will it make it more or less likely in my opinion in your opinion that we get a deal here? >> i think that it has no affect whatsoever, and there are three things to pay attention to. in iran at the negotiating table for the u.s. it helps the hardliners, and i think that but the guys that the death to america and at the negotiating table, it makes it tough. you want to get the other side to agree to missing, and the other side is yelling we're
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not going to agree. and that complicates things. at home, that weakens the republicans. >> what -- can we have the nuts and bolts of this? what makes for a good deal here? because i haven't heard on you this yet? >> i think there are three or four things that make for a good deal. one, restrictions on iran's nuclear program. that means limits on how hospital they can enrich. no enrichment beyond 5%. restrictions on how much material they can keep on their territory. if they start to accumulate something, they have to ship it out. a reactor that doesn't produce large amounts of plutonium. and number two robust inspection and safeguards. we want them to abide by the highest levels of inspection, and that's the protocol. and three, there have to be sanctions relief. you can't ask iran to get x y
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and z and get zero in return. you do this, and i do that. and finally international enforcement. this is not a u.s.-iran deal. this is an international deal. the brits, the french, the germans, everyone is involved in this, and the international community has to step in and make sure that no party walks away from it. >> is it fair to say that all of the members in this negotiating team, p5, not p1, understand what a good deal would look like here, jim? >> yes and it's sort of shocking that they have been on the same page for so long. two of the parties russia and china, russia not so friendly, but they have hung together. and the french get honorary on occasion. >> lastly, do you agree with what the president says, that he will walk away from a bad deal? >> absolutely, i think so. and i think that the iranians
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would walk away if we don't make progress here. >> jim walsh the associate with the mit studies program. jim, it's a pleasure. a cuban says that it stands by its ally, venezuela now that president obama has ordered sanctions against the oil producing country and castro calls it aggressive. now expanded powers to battle the united states. >> last night president maduro addressed the nation and he began his message by asking to reflect on the recently imposed sanctions that the u.s. has passed on his top echelon or top government officials, but what started as a peaceful message took on a fiery note with madura accusing obama of being the next nixon and requesting the national assembly to grant him special powers so he could confront any
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imperialist aggression that the u.s. might impose on venezuela and additionally, he congratulated the officials and named one of them minister of the interior, so clearly despite some call for reflection or peaceful measures or commitment from madura to handle this in a peaceful manner, the aggressive tone of the u.s. rhetoric continues. >> the protest turned violent. and myself beat demonstrators to try to bring an end to a week-long rally for a proposed education bill. it would limit academic freedom. >> a tense stand off between protesters turns into a confrontation. for more than a week, the protesters have been chanting. they are unhappy with the newly
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enacted education law which they say restricts academic freedom. on tuesday local officials said they would allow students to march. but when the activists found out they wouldn't be able to hold banners and chant slogans along the way they became angry. it doesn't take long for the situation to descend into violence. hundreds of police charge at the protesters, with batons and sticks, striking and injuring them. protesters are dragged into police trucks and student leaders are among those arrested. the police also attack a vehicle that was being used by the demonstrators. police have responded to some of the past week's protests. some held in solidarity with the students.
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last week, men in plain clothes attacked protesters. several people were arrested. yang gone officials admit to using force. but it's seen as a tactic used by the former military government to break up protests. tuesday's crackdown comes just as the u.n. special raconteur of human rights said that the country is sliding back toward conflict because the government has backtracked on its pledge to uphold human rights, and it has gotten many wondering if the transition from military to civilian is genuine. >> five days after he was attacked by a knife, mark lippert is out of the hospital. he received gashes on his face and arm. an attacker shouted about the
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joint military drills with the united states. and the president of france has offered his condolences to the family of three top athletes killed in argentine a they were filming a reality television show when the accident occurred. >> reporter: the accident happened at the end of filming in this remote region in the west of argentine a the video capturing the moment that the two helicopters crashed. there were no survivors. the victims included the french swimming star who won gold and bronze and silver at the 2012 olympics. >> you it don't take it in. it's true, i won my 400-meter title and then the next day the president came and visited me. there's another dimension. >> also onboard she broke the 1990 solo crossing of the atlantic ocean.
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and another was a boxer who won the bronze at the interstate olympics. remaining victims included crews to the reality tv show to the tf1 channel. and the two argentine pilots also died. the french president said that the sudden death of his fellow nationals was immense cause of sadness. tributes have been pouring in from across france. >> i think we're all sad about what happened to the athletes who committed themselves to france. one has to think about reality tv shows, but once again, they were there to bring something to the french people, and it's sad. >> it's tragic and dreadful news. i don't know whether it's a mechanical problem or a problem with the engine, so it looks like it was destiny unfortunately, regardless of who was onboard. >> he expressed his great sadness.
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a full eninquiry is there. the reality show drops contestants in remote areas from which they are challenged with finding food and water. these shows are all about risk, and those risks are capas baited. a full investigation is underway into what went wrong, and questions will be asked about the very nature of this kind of reality show. aljazeera, argentine a. >> the fda has pushed nursing homes to reduce their use of anti-psychotic drugs in the elderly, but one in five nursing home residents are stilling drugged without medical cause. as sheila vicar reports the results can be catastrophic. >> patrice captures this moment with her father, jerry following surgery for a malignant brain tumor. from the hospital, the retired
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city firefighter rent by ambulance to an assisted living >> how are you feeling? >> he suffered from dementia, and accompanying bouts of confusion, but on the first day at the facility, his family said that he was alert and lucid. >> daddy? dad? >> just one day later patrice gilligan found a very different man. >> he's not waking up. what the heck happened to my father? he was a vegetable. there was nothing to him. he was staring in space drugged out. >> drugged out on medications like haldol and saraquil. the fda has placed it's strongest warning a black box
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warning, telling officials not to prescribe antipsychotic drugs to patients with dementia because they can cause death. the accountability office found one in three nursing home residents with dementia receives antipsychotics. >> they're given to the patient for the benefit of the facility to control them. they're zonked out all the time so you don't have to be bothered with them. >> five days after he arrived at the assisted living typical facility gilgan fell getting out of bed. and a greater risk of falling is one of the signs. the state determined that he had been overmedicated. >> if medicare is saying that the drugs are bad, the research is showing clearly, it can cause death why the hell is medicare paying for it? it makes no sense to me.
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if they would stop paying for it, it wouldn't be administered. >> not only nursing homes but we're looking at other settings to figure out ways to reduce reliance on psychotic medications. >> it took away everything from my father, his rights and his dignity. >> sheila macvicar, aljazeera. >> and be sure to watch the rest of sheila's report tonight. the trial of an accused boston marathon bomber, dzhokar tsarnaev earlier, jurors saw photos of the blood stained message written inside of the boat the pencil written notes in defense of the muslims, and buying milk less than an hour after the bombs went off in. >> west virginia's governor has
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signed legislation allowing the use of a drug that can reverse the affects of a heroin overdose. the deadly overdoses in the united states for several years, many of them were from heroin. adam traveled there. >> reporter: dale everhart meets me in a hotel warmth where he almost died of a heroin overdose in november. he had relapsed like so many times before. >> they brought me here and pulled me out of the car. >> the addicts left him on the ground and someone finally recognized him and got him home and his mother called emergency services. >> cathy steven's daughter, tiffany wasn't so lucky. only 23, she died of a heroin overdose that same month leaving behind a three-year-old daughter. >> it's like a plague. that's the only thing that comes to mind, because people
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are dropping left and right. and the sad thing is, people that are already addicted to it, it's hard to help them. and we don't have any treatment options. >> martinsburg like the rest of west virginia has been hit hard by the wave of prescription painkiller addition, but as black market pills have become too expensive, a cheaper and more potent option arrived. high grade heroin. >> people in this community tell us that heroin is everywhere, and they measure its destruction, and the number of overdoses which ham every day. just the other day a man was found dead in the restaurant with a needle in his arm. we spoke to people gripped by daily heroin addiction. they want to stop, but every day they shoot up several times just to feel well. >> whenever you wake up, you need that to be able to function. you need to be able to move. >> john has seen his girlfriend
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nearly die many times. >> i checked her pulse and she wasn't breathing, and i held her nose and blue into her mouth. and she went -- and sat up and startled shaking. i want to be done with it once and for all. i'm going to end up dying or end up in prison. >> a fate, nurse helena brady wants to help the youngest addicts avoid. she was worked all over the country and never seen anywhere struggling like martinsburg many of the newborns she treats are addicted to heroin. >> there's a tidal wave coming. it's sort of here already and it's really coming. unless something is done. it's going to be biggest patient population in the future. absolutely.
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>> a stark warning for a problem already considered an epidemic that has already destroyed to many families. adam rainy west virginia. >> coming up next, a big win for the family of the late marvin gaye. and billion dollars blitz, controlling the skies over the nation's capital.
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>> a los angeles jury said that the 2013 blurred lines was too similar to a marvin gaye song, and infringed on his copyright. pharrell williams and robin thicke sued them after they complained about similarities between the two songs. take a listen. ♪ okay, that was blurred lines released two years ago and this is marvin gaye's got to give it up from 1977.
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♪ that's a of better song, isn't it? the gay family has filed an injunction to stop the sale of blurred lines immediately. >> this is about the copying of melody, of harmony, it was about the copying of bass lines and keyboards. that's what the jury found. >> and the jury gave the gay family $3.7 million. and john seigenthaler is here. >> that is a better song. coming up at 8:00, the culture of fraternities, new college life after some transport brothers are seen on a video taking part in a racist chant. and plus, a marijuana store in washington state that's not only government approved, but its government run. we'll talk live to a mayor of north bonneville, washington about getting into the pot
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business and eric johansson using his camera to photoshop to create incredible and unsettling images. >> secret drone tests are reportedly underway in some of the most secure airspaces in the country. the associated press said that the secret service is flying over the white house in the early morning hours. the goal is to test defenses to see if the agents can interfere with the drones. earlier this year, they accidentally crashed a drone on the white house lawn, and as tom achermann explains, there are worries that devices might invade people's privacy. >> after spending almost $3 billion to develop the project, the u.s. military has launched the first of two lighter than air vessels called arrow stats. it has been hovering 300 meters
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above an army base north of washington d.c. it's mission to identify large metal objects like planes and missiles over a 500-kilometer range in the heavily populated northeastern u.s. and the system is designed to foil a short range enemy strike. >> the threat is real, our adverse airs to launch low altitude over the horizon attacks difficult to attack. >> the army sees the air ships tied to mooring stations, as superior to air based attacks. >> it's over the horizon so you don't have to worry about terrains and buildings. >> while the airship is tethered like this one, it's not tethered to cameras and civilian traffic but privacy
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advocates have filed a lawsuit to obtain details of the system. >> the agency has said that they're not going to integrate video surveillance. and the documents that we got shoulder that they had contrary plans. and the documents that showed that they had changed the plans or the specifics. >> they already have them in populated areas with mexico. they are equipped with thetials to spot illegal border crosses but the army hopes to fair better than the 15 lighter than air programs that were scrapped at a cost of nearly $7 billion. tom arc man, aljazeera aberdeen maryland. >> that's all we have for this time. and john seigenthaler will be back in just a couple of moments, and then it's the international hour with
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stephanie sy and antonio mora. we'll see you back here.
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>> hi, everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. fraternity fallout. two students now expelled over a racist chant. we'll look at the troubled history of fraternities and race. reply all. hillary clinton defends using private e-mail. >> it has numerous safeguards. it was on property guarded by the secret service. >> what she said, and what it could mean for