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so isil is taking credit for sunday's attack in texas on the center hosting an exhibit featuring cartoons of the prophet mohamed. and we're hearing from the gunmen shot by police officers guarding the event. and heidi castro, what are the family members of the gunmen saying? >> hey tony. the mother of the 34-year-old who was one of the gunmen, says that her son was born in dallas, and raised here in garl andbefore he moved to phoenix where he most recently owned a carpet cleaning company. she said he was a good father to his eight-year-old son and a devout muslim, but she never saw any signs of dreamism. of -- extremism. he may have followed the lead
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of his room maintain, who was on the fbi's radar. >> he was confused. to be convinced to do something like this is beyond me. i'm thankful he did not kill anybody, and i don't blame the policemen that shot and will killed him. he was just doing his job. if he attempts something like this, you just have to expect it you may not come back alive. you won't be a free man for sure. >> he was unknown to the fbi prior to this, but his room maintain was convicted in 2008 of lying to the fbi regarding his plans to travel to africa to join a terrorist group there. and that's why the two drove to dallas to carry out the attack. >> hidery, what were we
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learning more about the attack. >> we're learning more about elton simpson including a series of tweets coming into an account with his name. the last came minutes before an attack on sunday, and it read, may allah accept the mujahedeen. >> the obama administration has been answering questions today about the isil claim that it was behind the attack on sunday in texas. what are they saying about all of this? >> well, tony, that claim was made on isil's official radio station, believe it or not in the form of a news bulletin read by announcer that basically said this was an isil attack in texas. the question is, was it something that was actually directed by isil, or something that might have been inspired by isil? if it was in fact isil, it could have been the first one on u.s. soil.
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but today at the white house spokesman josh earnest downplayed that idea, suggesting that these need to be taken expectantly considering isil's penchant for propaganda. >> this is still under investigation by the be fbi and the community. determining any ties or affiliations with these two individuals, what they may have had with isil or other terrorist organizations around the world. it's too early to say at this point >> so that's what they're doing, going through the computers, looking at all of the communications, trying to decide if these were "self radicalized gunmen, or if they were in fact taking direct orders from somebody somewhere somewhere outside of the country. >> jamie, how much of a threat is isil to the united states? and how worried is the government about that threat? >> well, in terms of its not a
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big threat at this point. but its something that the government is worried about. homeland security secretary jay johnson has spoken about this for more than a year. he keeps talking about the thing that really worries him lone wonderful somebody that sees a message on social media and is influenced by that message because that kind of attack is very hard to predict and prevent. so while it be big in terms of magnitude, in some ways, it's the most worry some kind of attack and its something that the u.s. is trying to deploy law enforcement intelligence to nip these kinds of attacks in the bud. >> jamie t. thank you. the nation's new attorney general says there's much more work to be done in baltimore. loretta lynch was in baltimore today, and lisa stark has the story for us in washington. what else did the attorney general have to say?
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>> well, she spent the entire day in baltimore with a whole series of meetings. she met with police officers and with community leaders and clergy and met with the mayor and with the family. she had a private meeting in fact with the family of freddie gray and he's the young man who died after he was arrested by the police, and it sparked outrage and protests in baltimore. baltimore. lynch said that she came to baltimore to listen to people on the ground, and her justice department is there to help and will continue to be there to help the city move forward. [ unintelligible ] but the war still remains so i'm committed, with my team, to commit to you personally, and on behalf of the department of justice that we will stay, and we will still be here during those days of rebuilding in days to come. and we look forward to working with you.
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>> now lynch said that baltimore has come to symbolize the problems between the police and community mistrust. and she said she wants to come up with real solutions for the city. the time for that change might be quite right right now according to maryland congressman, elijah cummings, who stat in on the meetings with loretta lynch. >> i call this a moment, i mean you enter a point where you have a certain level of information, and you can't turn your head it that anymore. you either do something about it or it gets worse. but you have to make sure that you have as much information as possible so you can properly act. >> and lynch said that what she's trying to do is gather all of the correct information the information that will allow her agency to most help the city. and one of her last meetings today, tony, was with a group
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that had been formed sometime ago. the police brutality and excessive force, loretta lynch had a conversation with them as well. >> so lisa, is this department going to open a larger investigation into police activity in baltimore? >> well, they're investigating freddie gray's death as a possible civil rights violation, and last october they announced that they were going to look at the police department there. but they're doing it in a collaborative review with the department itself. and now the justice department is being asked to take a stronger step to look at all of the practices and policies of the department. and loretta lynch didn't rule that out but didn't seem inclined to go that direction. but to work with the police department to try to work the change. >> one of those pattern and practice investigations that we're familiar with in the justice department. lisa stark with us in washington.
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thank you. what was the mission here for the attorney general in baltimore? >> well, i think what she's trying to do as lisa's report evidenced, is to rebuild a bridge. i don't think that you can rebuild something that was never a bridge, between law enforcement community and the community that it serves. there's no infrastructure, that bridge doesn't exist. and she did a very good job today making it clear that she's not just there to talk with freddie gray's families, or black folks or poor folks but she's there to be clear to work with law enforcement. by law enforcement. and work with the police officer, still in the hospital. but to be clear that she represents all parties in the unrest. she used that word carefully. unrest. >> so jamie, we have been
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saying here for the last week or so, that there's a history of this. it's nothing new. we have been talking about baltimore, nothing new, there have been these problems between the police force and the citizens for years. and is there a problem with loretta lynch's department? >> there in baltimore, it has been weeks and the week that led up to that and fred fred was in the hospital for a week before he died and we watched it unfold. and i think that it makes for a larger investigation. the eric holder department was looking into cities around the country, and baltimore has had long-standing problems. >> ferguson, and cleveland albuquerque, right? >> and in fact, baltimore has had problems going back to 1958 and before. so i see no reason why we
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couldn't have a deeper, broader look at baltimore. but she's trying to be very careful. let's put it into perspective. she took office on the day of fred fred's funeral. she just got here, and she needs time to digest the situation. and in fact, she didn't step out in front on the issue and she let president obama do the talking in the first few days she was in office, and that was appropriate. >> marilyn mosby. >> the youngest state attorney in the country, 35 years old >> so a lot of opinions coming in right now on marilyn mosby and whether she acted too quickly to indict the six officers. >> the last time we talked was the day they were indicted. the timing, was it too quick too soon, too swift? i don't think that the timing necessarily reflects the substance.
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she has not indicted. she has charged. and she still has to go forward and get an indictment. >> there's another step? >> there's another step. she can make matters move more speedily as she did and i don't think that it reflects a lack of substance in the charges, in the evidence that she has before her and we don't know what that is. >> well. >> it may reflect poor strategy but doesn't reflect poor substance. >> what do you think? strategy or substance? do you have a critique? i i don't have a crypt eek i don't have all of the evidence, she has all of the evidence. >> that is not holding back a number of folks taking her to task. >> i'm trying to be an analyst. >> i'm going to read a little bit to you. this is in the paper the baltimore sun. this is a woman who spent 21 years in the baltimore state attorney's office, and here's what she's writing today in the
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maryland sun. marilyn mosby's quick and decisive action in charging six police officers a mere two weeks after the death of fred fred reflects inexperience, recklessness, political ambition or all of the above. >> it's not a hopeful choice. if we agree with someone we say it's quick and decisive, and if we disagree, we say it's ambitious and impetuous. the proof will be in the pudding. does she achieve the conviction that she seeks. >> you would acknowledge that it's a high burden. a tough, tough case. >> higher than in any kind of case when you proceed against the police officers, and the victim is dead and cannot testify about what happened. >> and we don't have a clean narrative, because the victim is dead as to what happened in
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that van. and i would think that would make it more difficult to prove the facts of this case. >> that's right. but if she feels that she has what she needs to make the proof? why sit on it? just as a matter of strategy? >> because you're confusing the charging documents as crowd control. >> but that doesn't mean that he's right. i know he's allen a harvard professor, but that does not mean that he's right. look if the jury goes gack there and they know it's a slam dunk conviction, they should twiddle their thumbs and play poker and read the bible a little bit and come out three days later. but that doesn't mean that the result is any more progressive. >> what about you? if you think that she charged incorrectly? do you think that she over charged? >> no. >> thank you. >> my pleasure. >> president obama has chosen
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the leader of the allied forces in afghanistan as nominated to be the chief of staff general joseph dunford has commented as the u.s. military puts more focus on asia and iraq and afghanistan. and the president today described him as one of the most admired leaders in the military. >> he's known and reflected by congress and our allies on both sides of the aisle. and he's tireless. he has been known to take a voice recorder to keep up with his demands. >> dunford will be the top commander. john kerry said that in its battle against al-shabaab rebels, more on if. >> it was the first visit ever
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by a u.s. secretary of state to somalia. john kerry's mission on tuesday was to communicate the obama administration's support for the fledgling democracy, three years old. as it gets ready for the parliamentary elections the secretary of state wanted not only to show the administration's support but to encourage somalia to do more to improve it's military capacity particularly as it's trying to get rid of al-shabaab. though somalia is working with members of other countries that have also pledged to use military force to try to degrade al-shabaab, they have to deal with the fact that there's no long-term military tradition. so kerry wanted to underscore the u.s.' willingness to help somalia to develop it's military capacity. and finally kerry wanted to deliver the message that the rule of law and free expression
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are important in any democracy. and to that end he made it a point of meeting with people who were very much instrumental in trying to make sure that somalia has a healthy cultural environment, not just one that is a state security environment. >> well, the officials in saudi arabia say that will houthi rebels in yemen super attacked the south border. they have surfaced as they go to discuss the conflict. >> reporter: yemen has fast dominated the agenda of the council site, which used to be a low-key annual meeting. it comes during one of the most crucial moments for the region. six weeks without clear results. instead of being pushed out the houthis are attacking birthday saudi border, forcing schools to shut down. the humanitarian crisis verges on utter disaster, with the
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number of civilian deaths continuing to arise. to establish a center to coordinate. >> we hope that the united nations will participate in what the center will shoulder, including all humanitarian and relief works for the yemeni people with the countries that are supporting the gulf initiative. >> reporter: the french president san franciscopresident is the first. >> you've committed yourself in serious opposition. the fight against terrorism. you are able to develop the idea of a coalition of arab forces and today france supports your operation to ensure the stability of yemen and you know you can count on france. >> the crisis in iraq and
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palestine, but the major importance has been iran's nuclear program. >> we have reached the final and comprehensive agreement that can guarantee the peacefulness of the iranian nuclear program ensuring that they will have the nuclear energy, according to the standards of the national atomic agency. >> all of this will be on the table when they meet with u.s. president, barack obama next week. it's to convey the matters and the leaders are hoping to persuade the u.s. for any final deal with iran, allowed to pursue a nuclear weapons program or to continue to interfere with the program. >> mike huckabee makes it official he's running for president again, and he's not wasting any time criticizing the rest of the field. and plus, more migrants lost at
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sea and the desperate effort to save lives.
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>> we have to tell you there's dramatic new evidence of the migrants trying to cross the mediterranean. and people are desperately climbing to safety aboard a cargo ship. look at this, as their rubber raft deflates. women and children were among the last ones, the two boats carried 200 people. and bodies were found aboard one rafted. dozens are feared to have drown. more on the harrowing rescue. >> it shows us how deadly even a rescue can be. the dingy is taking in water and people are panicking. many can't swim.
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[ unintelligible ] they threw a rope for us so we had time to get the rope to climb on the ship. but it was not for us to climb. and then they throw a ladder. people hold the rope and cry for help. many people jump inside of the water. they have no life jacket. but they throw life jackets and then people jump inside of the water and they can't swim. many of them lose their life like this. and five of them lost their life inside of the boat. >> it's hard to confirm how many died and how many bodies were recovered. but what some tell us, as many as 40 people could have lost their lives in the panic.
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even reaching the safety of the rescue boat must have taken a huge effort. and now in safety in port, they tell us that they all came from libya. >> libya is not easy, they have no problem killing people, there's no law and that's why all of us come here. even if we don't know what happens to us, at least there are laws. >> there's the continuous rescue operations going on at sea and that's what is happening here. arrivals at various different italian ports, and if that happens, constant operations at sea. we're talking about huge numbers of people, all with individual terrible stories to tell. the conflict in libya means that the people are left with no other choice but to leave. one man told us that there's no way and he others could go back home because of the violence, and the only choice is to leave
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by sea. what this shows us is that even a rescue can be deadly. >> it has been ten days since the devastating earthquake that struck napal. hundreds have died in a remote village, and more than 100 others are still missing. andrew simmons has the story. >> it's one of the most popular places in napal. and few would want to go there now. what you see now used to be a large bustling village and people made a good living, and now there's nothing left. one earthquake followed by an avalanche, destroyed everything. the massive mud came crashing down the mountainside within seconds of the earthquake, completely annihilating the village, no one survived. it's grim, recovery workers working day after day and it's hard to imagine what they're
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going through. a spanish search team has arrived to help. and so far they have only found body parts. the special forces have been leading the operation here. >> there were about 180 locals here and 150 foreign tourists. we found about 42 local bodies, and people from outside, and then foreign tourist's bodies. >> lined up, seven bodies are waiting for identification. nepalese foreigners amongst them. they are trying to trace the missing people, but the impossible task lies ahead finding and identifying all of the bodies. a large number of people living here have sent their children to boarding schools. now leaving orphans. >> [ unintelligible ] it's
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difficult to survive. >> the only positive here is this building, ahead of the village, is still standing, backed up against the mountain side. two elderly people and three children survived. they have left, leaving only the searchers. aljazeera, napal. >> a climber is hoping to make it to the top of everest this season are packing up and leave being. sherpa guides are refusing to rebuild the climbing, and they have not formally canceled the climbing season, but officials say that climbing everest this season is almost impossible because there's still so much avalanche damage. a path to citizenship. hillary clinton hoping to create a path to the presidency. plus, it has been one of the most fiercely contested elections in british history.
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what this week's vote in the uk could mean for its foreign policy with the united states.
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>> in arkansas, former governor, mike huckabee, joined the presidential race on tuesday, pointing to his small
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town roots. >> it was here that i learned to swim and ride a bike. >> he first came to a place called hope in 1991 when bill clinton announced his unlikely candidacy for president. but these are two very different men. >> it seems perfectly unfitting that it would be here that i announce that i am a candidate for the president of the united states. bill clinton announced the metaphor huckabee as well. >> from hope to higher ground. >> while some may dismiss his candidacy as improve his 2008 win in iowa makes him the only declared candidate to have ever won a presidential contest. this time around though, it's more difficult to assess who the huckabee voter is. >> the huckabee voter is probably a good old boy older
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with more traditional roots in the south. more with the rest of the country built on social issues. for every person uncomfortable with the possibility of the u.s. supreme court battle validating marriage equality and those are the huckabee voters. >> huckabee tries to make a case to that voter today. >> but we have lost our way morally. we have lost 55 million babies in the name of choice, and we are criminalizing christianity and demanding that we abandon biblical principles. >> huckabee was governor from 1956 to 2007, and has mastered politics but he's not short on passion for serious issues. >> we will deal with jihadis like we will deal with deadly
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snakes, and let there be no doubt, israel will know, as will the whole world that we are their trusted friend. >> the question for huckabee, nicknamed huckster, by his detractors, is whether voters will be buying his type of politics in 2016. >> mike huckabee can talk about where he grew up, but americans don't want a friend anymore. they have had that for eight years. they want a manager and a boss, and he has to be able to demonstrate that he can do that better than hilliary clinton. >> tony orlando provided the entertainment this morning and now we watch if 2016 will be a new dawn for governor mike huckabee. >> and you know, tony, he was looking at people in the crowd not just typical huckabee voters. he won in iowa, as you mentioned, and he won four,
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five, six primaries in 2008. and he's good at this, and he knows what he's doing but he's going to have to target it differently. >> you talk about it all the time but is this a different strategy? >> he has to, tony, if he appeals to that voter, it's different than in 2008. people like ted cruz, and ben carson. what he did today he went after older voters, not just tony orlando but he talked about polio vaccines in the 1950s, and he talked about alzheimer's, and social security so this is something that he's going to be playing through iowa and new hampshire. and it may be good to go that way, because he can peel them away from others. >> it's always good to see you.
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hilliary clinton is out on the campaign trail. talking about one issue that she hopes to separate her from republicans. she's outlining the plans for immigration. and david schuster is following that for us. >> reporter: she's providing the potential for a stark contrast between democrats and republicans. and hilliary clinton has ratcheted up the partisan divide. in her first visit to nevada after her presidential campaign, she called for 11 million people in the united states illegally to be given a path for citizenship. >> i will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path for citizenship for you and your families across our country. i will fight to stop partisan attacks on the executive action. >> clinton spoke at a
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roundtable discussion at a high school where 70% of the students are hispanic. she attacked republican proposals to give undocumented immigrants what critics call second class status. >> where they talk about illegal status, that's code for second class status. >> and she jabbed at candidates such as jeb bush, who went back on previous promises. >> we claim we are for families, we have to pull together and resolve the outstanding issues around our broken immigration system. >> reporter: nevada one of a handful of states with a large latino population. voters will play a key role in the presidential nomination, and the state is a crucial election battle ground. hispanics at times have been furoles straighted with hilliary clinton. last year, during the surge of
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central american families crossing the border, clinton's response was unforgiving. >> well, they should be sent back as soon as they can be determined who responsible adults in their families are. >> reporter: and during the last campaign, clinton supported giving them drivers licenses. >> they are driving to our roads and the possibility of them having an accident that harms themselves or others is just a matter of the odds. >> reporter: but then, under fire -- >> if we're going to extend the privilege, it's troublesome >> reporter: clinton hedged in the nbc news debate. >> the governor is trying to do it, and we have failed. >> you said that you thought it made sense to do t. >> no, i didn't, chris but the point is, what are we going to do with all of these illegal immigrants. >> that's an issue but drivers licenses goes too far. >> reporter: in this
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campaign clinton is starting hispanic outreach from a place of strength. candidates prefer her over jeb bush, 71% to 26. but latinos are looking for consistency from clinton and these advocacy organizations want to make sure that what happens in las vegas doesn't stay in las vegas and that clinton repeats her call for citizenship in iowa and other states. >> all right, david schuster, appreciate it. thank you. democratic presidential candidates will have six sanctioned debates in the primaries, but controversy that the dnc says the candidates that appear in any non-sanctioned debate be able to participate in sanctioned ones. lead in the united kingdom are
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traveling around the country. but who will lead the nation? patricia talks about who hopes to be britain's next prime minister >> reporter: it's close and predictable. and the most exciting prish election in years. first, who is who? the conservative tory party led by david cameron and the anti-europe uk independence party. and the coalition partner and also in the mix the marshal party, the breakout star of the election. in the u.s., small parties reed little to no influence andtivity historically, it's the same in britain but the parties are changing.
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expecting to win 35% of the vote, the small parties are poised well above their weight. they remember expected to post a lot of votes from the tories. they probably won't win more than a handful of seats but it may cause cameron's party to lose many seats that were once considered safe. in scotland, the seats currently held by labor it may make them the third largest party in the next parliament, as labor wants to build a coalition government. and pending the outcome of the election and the shame of the potential coalition whether britain remains part of europe to the healthcare system to uk's private shield. >> a change in leadership could mean a big change in british foreign policy. but that has not been a big factor in the uk. lawrence lee takes a look at why. >> the commonwealth office in
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london is having work done on it. it's a good time for it. the civil servants work goes on hold as they try to get elected. but who will be the uk's leading diplomat and will the other countries take notice? it's no real surprise that the foreign policy has not played much of a role in the election. as unusual, it has been mostly about the economy but there's a question about the extent to which two of the main policymakers have a strategic vision about the uk's place in the world and if they value the world's opinion. consider some of the biggest issues in the middle east. both labor and the conservative parties have ended up opposing the iranian backed government in damdamascus.
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the revolution usually leads to an exodus. like syrian refugees, the doors remain closed. they wouldn't give us an interview, but the labor party had this to say. >> talking formally of the role that britain paid in the crisis under tony blair and gordon brown. some dimension in the iraq war it's a positive role. and certainly briton's role in afghanistan. >> the policies too if isil ill is such a threat, why is the uk shrinking it's army, and spending hundreds of billions of dollars on nuclear weapons. these are to the insurgent parties, particularly in scotland. >> they influenced different thinking to help free the labor party, or so many people in the labor party from their recent
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flirtation frankly with a tony blair center right approach that they have done in recent years. >> so if you're saying the majority of british citizens the recognition of palestinian states you will wonder why have the politicians not done it? >> when you see the public do something, and the government is on the other end? there's no synchronization in the system that's considered -- so this we cannot understand, and that's why we have become so reticent in accepting you know, the western democracy because it's so outlandish. it's full of contradiction. >> the uk no longer runs out of money and looks for investments, rather than making its mark on the world. the question is how impressive all of that is. aljazeera. >> anti-government protests in
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the west african nation of new guinea have turned violate. violent. they are postponing the presidential elections. brazilian teachers are taking to the streets again this week to protest changes to their pension funds. last week, after a similar demonstration, there was violence by more people. >> reporter: they come from all over for the mar. and they were joined by colleagues from neighboring states and students most concerned about tough measures being applied by the state government to deal with the national economy that seems to be running out of steam. the flowers are a protest against the bombs last week. we respond with flowers.
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>> i'm going to campaign in my school so my students can understand this lack of respect cannot continue. >> many of us are in our classrooms, and we don't have teachers we don't have desks or a decent infrastructure. >> there was no repeat of last week's violence, but more than 200 people were injured after teargas from a water cannon. the protesters were marching peacefully. they never answered our request for an interview. >> they have come to sumbolize much wilder issues. symbolize much wider issues. and they said that the teachers should not be the main target. they have been on strike for nearly six weeks here.
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it's in opposition to the government. and not just for the austerity measures but the interruption scanned as and what many see as a loss of direction. >> we're in a situation which there's a huge gap in dialogue between civil servants and the government. >> some of them are taking their complaints to the national government in the capital. their argument, without motivated teachers, and well funded schools the future is bleak. aljazeera. aljazeera, brazil. >> so what is the best way to get rich? traditionally, a college education is seen as the best way to move up the economic ladder but his family says that it may not be the only factor. ali velshi is here. >> the best way to get rich is to rob a bank or marry a movie
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star but the best way that it's available to most of us, tony and this is bad news for slackers college is still key to getting rich in america. a new study called the center for financial stability says that the wealth gap is increasing it between highly educated and non-educated people. but factors like health are making a bigger difference than they used to. seven factors that may give people a better shot at wealth. family background, social class and education we know that. and something called a sorttive mating, the attend see of highly educated people to marry each other which ends up concentrating wealth and you have rich babies, and inheritance, more likely to have educated parents to pass down wealth. it's harder to get there and
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finally, natural abilities. cognitive ability is linked to higher social status, less poverty and less criminality and better health. and finally this one is right in my wheel house. financial knowledge. it helps you to get ahead. >> what are some other factors? are there other out liars that contribute to this? >> the issue the question remains, the cost of college going higher and higher, and is it worth it? should people think about skipping college and finding another way to get rich? it's not a good idea, tony. skipping college makes a narrower than the past. family with higher high school education is down 40%, and those with degrees up 40% over the same period.
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if you never graduated from high school today your odds of becoming a millionaire are 1 in 110. and if you do, your odds are 1 in 2.6. >> so if you are smart or rich or healthy can you just skip college? >> you cannot. but those are factors that work against you. the system works against you if you don't have any of these advantages. you get set back a little harder, and look, we see day-to-day examples of this. >> what are you working on? >> greece is the word. you're looking at greece and it's culture of corruption. we're going to talk about the anti-corruption czar to see if he can put a dent in it. >> can you watch "real money" with ali velshi, 7:30 pacific right here on aljazeera america. lawmakers and friends are moving forward with a measure that gives the government
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broader surveillance powers following the attack on the offices of "charlie hebdo" in january. today, they pass today despite opposition from civil rights groups the critics say that it gives french intelligence agencies not enough oversight. coming up, hispanics and health. checkups for the fastest growing population.
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>> some surprising conclusions in the first ever national survey in the health of hispanics, the center of center of
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disease presence. >> the centers for disease control shows that there's a real disconnect. and they're almost three times more likely to be uninsured. maria immigrated to the u.s. from south america nearly 34 years ago. the 54-year-old says that she has a number of health issues. >> i have arthritis stomach acid reflux, and diabetes, and high cholesterol. i have them all. >> on top of that, she has no job and has had no health insurance. it would be great if everyone could get obamacare. i didn't qualify because my husband made $23,000. and he needed to make less. >> her story is shared by many hispanics, the nation's fastest growing ethnic group.
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and now the centers for disease control is putting hispanic healthcare risks under the microscope. in the first ever national report according according to the be cdc, they have less access to healthcare, and latinos are living on average two years longer than whites. one reason for the disparity fewer hispanics smoke. at the community health center in florida he treats hundredses of undocumented and uninsured hispanics each year. he says one of the biggest hurdles for his patients is the cost of healthcare and knowing what services are available to them. >> the cause of this, they don't have access, they don't have insurance and so they try to avoid going to the doctor
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because of the expense of it. >> hispanics are nearly three times less likely to be uninsured than whites, but many programs like the one that dr. nuñez runs, are now becoming available to allow the uninsured to get basic care. now maria has access to a doctor and medication, and she feels of better. >> coming here is g. because i get medication much cheaper than other clinics. >> reporter: the cdc's report says that the ones at health centers like maria is key to helping latinos to protect their health. right now nearly one in 5 people in the u.s. is hispanic, and it will be 1 in 4. closing the gap between the latinos and the healthcare community?
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>> there are a number of recommendations. the cdc is said that it's very important to break down the language barrier and it's very important to educate the latino community about the healthcare options out there. >> good to see you. and coming up at the top of the hour, john seigenthaler is here. >> coming up tonight at 8:00, the man behind the shooting in texas, it happened outside of the prophet mohamed cartoon contest. and isil's possibility to attack within the united states, and the city of los angeles versus wells fargo. how the bank is defending itself. changes that the customers could see nationwide as well. also today my conversation with actress sonya known for her work on the wire and body of proof. she'll talk about her in the new york times editorial.
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and why it's getting so much attention, and what she hopes her readers will learn. >> and plus, why the world famous miami beach is running out of sand. all of those stories in about 4 minutes. >> president obama spent part of today celebrating mexican heritage in the united states. the cinco de mayo celebration at the white house how an out numbered group of mexicans beat an invasion in 1862. >> this is the day to remember how deeply mexican-american culture is woven into the fabric of this country. people of mexican-american heritage and their children and children's children influenced our culture and language and literature, our faith and our food. >> president obama talked about overhauling immigration laws, and he talked about how progress is not always a
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straight line. that's all of the time for this house hour, i'm tony harris in new york and john is back with you in a couple of minutes.
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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. texas attack, the white house calls it terror. the new attorney general heads to baltimore. the wire star sonya son talks about what comes next. and we challenge the hugely popular blogger whether she's playing fast and loose with the science. and