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arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us... emmy award winning investigative series... fault lines america's war workers only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america. i'm erica pitzi, in new york with a look at the top stories. the city of cleveland reacts to a decision hearing a white police officers charged in the death of an unarmed black couple. time is running out for the senate to extend the patriot act or take action to stop the flow of data on americans in ireland - majority in
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favour of same-sex marriage. and in the deeper look the latest on the oil spill in california wreaking havoc on the environment. >> i find by a preponderance of the evidence the decision to use deadly force against russell and william was based on probable cause to believe they threatened imminent harm to him and the other officers not to mention the public acquittal, a police officer firing 49 shots trying to stop two suspects in a high-speed chase is not guilty of using excessive force. crowds outside the courthouse staged a protest, demonstrators have been marching in cleveland for several hours. >> good evening, welcome to al jazeera america the trial of
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officer brislow played out as the public asked questions on how police dealt with african-americans. there was a mock funeral, and the 6 month anniversary of 12-year-old tamir rice shot by cleveland officers while carrying a pell ot gun -- pellet gun. protesters chanted, "will i do next." the governor issued a statement saying: bisi onile-ere has been following the developments. good evening. >> hi there, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets upset over the verdict. if you look goodnight me there's a group out here in the
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front stairs of the justice center, and they have been chanting no justice, no peace. the protesters have been peaceful but leaders have been urging people to stay calm as it gets dark. >> reporter: not guilty the police officer is acquitted of all charges in a chase and deadly shooting that claimed the lives of timothy russell and melissa williams three years ago. the judge spent an hour explaining the decision before handing down the verdict. >> i find the state did not prove, beyond o reasonable tout that the officers caused the death of both. i find the defendant not guilty of counts one and two. >> reporter: outside the courtroom, peaceful protests some demonstrators responded in
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anger. during the trial prosecutors said the police chase that november morning in 2012 began when russell's old blue chevry malibu backfired. russell hit the gas when he was pulled over. for over 20 minutes russell led the officers on a high-speed chase, ending with police ending in a hail of gunfire. they fired 137 shots. brislow fired the most. it included the final 15 round when he unloaded. the former marine who claimed self-defence was the only officer charged in the case. >> officer brie low risked his life on that night. we regret and we acknowledge that two people died. none of us like that that in
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fact was a tragedy russell's family is disappointed by the judge's decision. >> the officers that are out there doing this wrong to people. it has to stop. the police department has to find a better way of screening people. i don't know how they'll do it we have to figure out something. >> not guiltiry comes at a time when police conduct is under the microscope and in cleveland a community waits on the results of an investigation into the death of tamir rice the 12 yield playing with a toy gun when shot and killed by a white cleveland police officer. today the mayor asked for calm. >> we all understand and respect the fact that people have a right to protest and let their voice be heard. however, while we encourage and support peaceful protest, i want to make sure that those who are here that have a different
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agenda understand that actions that cross the line whether by police officers or citizens cannot and will not be tolerated. >> this case helped to prompt a u.s. department of justice investigation into the cleveland police department which uncord a pattern of force in civil rights violations. brode reforms are being negotiated between the federal government and the police department that many in the black community feel they can't trust. >> joining me live now is michelle russell and her attorney. i have to ask you, your brother was killed in the shooting of november 2012. what are your thoughts about the verdict, were you surprised. >> no i was not surprised. i had pretty much figured out, figured that it would be - that
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he wouldn't be charged with manslaughter, but i did thing that he would be held accountable for something, i was not sure what but i thought the judge would render some-type of charge against officer briewell. >> in the past you thought more officers should have been held accountable. >> correct yes, i felt like he was not acting alone. there were other shooters officers there that i felt should have been indicted initially with him. >> so paul the u.s. department of justice announced that they'll look into the case. what does that tell you? >> well i think it tells me that the federal government is keeping a close lie on cleveland. they vetted the police department and came out with findings that there are deficiencies here they are putting the city and the police department under a microscope. >> how do you think the city goes about bridging this divide.
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>> we talked about it it has to be on the ground level with the officers on the beat in the community, and has to be a change in the culture, in the way that police officers are thinking. it can't be us versus them. >> the judge's decision you said that several occasions timothy russell put a stop and it played into his decision today. what is your reaction to that. >> we said all along, we are aware that he could have been charged with fleeing and alluding. that has been part of the factual background. it's what we said the death penalty, 62 cars chasing you, it was overkill not necessary for someone chasing the police. whether he sped through 100 or four stop signs, this was a situation that the police could have avoided. >> michelle tell me about your thoughts about the city working with the federal government on reforms, what would you like to see happen.
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>> i definitely would like to see the city come in and try to be more transparent about what is going on. i know that the d.o.j. came in and they had mentioned or they came out with a report that they felt the city had a lot of thinks they needed to change. i'd like to know what are they doing, what steps have been done to adhere to some the items that the d.o.j. mentioned needed to be changed. i'd like to see what are they doing? are they working with the officers to train them better i would like to see officers that live in the community, police the community, that would be one of the number one things they need to do. that would make a big difference of the officers living in the cities that they worked that they patrolled. >> and to see all the people
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hundreds taking to the streets, upset over the verdict. >> yes. are you asking me what i think of that? well i think that people should come out and protest. if they feel upset or angry, they should voice that. i mean for people to be oppressed for hundreds of years, they know family members, they have not gotten justice, it takes a toll on a person after so long you are going through the proper channels and the proper procedures and the justice is not there. most thought something would be done. not the manslaughter charge but something. but nothing, nothing, nothing, none of the officers are held accountable for what took place that night. it was one of the worst things that happened in this city in decades. so for nothing to be done that says a lot. that says a lot. >> thank you, thank you paul
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michelle. >> you're welcome. >> for talking to us this evening. as i mentioned, the u.s. justice department said today, announced that it will in fact review the case. as for officer brilow he remains on unpaid leave pending possible administrative charges. all right. bisi onile-ere - live for us in cleveland. thank you time is running out on the patriot act. the controversial bill that authorised massive civilians in the wake of the september 11th attacks. early saturday the senate failed to endorse the bill forcing mitch mcconnell to order senators back from holiday recess a day earlier to reconsider the bill before it expires on june 1st. >> it's a high threat period. we know what is going on overseas, we know what has been tried at home. my colleagues - do we want this
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law to expire? >> the failed vote came after the senate narrowly blocked the u.s.a. freedom act, bringing an end to bulk data collection revealed by edward snowden, and puts it under judicial control. >> i have taken a good look at this for those that want reform and want to prevent the government from holding the data, the freedom act is the only way to do it. the house passed it. the president wants it all intelligence personnel agreed to it. >> backers of the freedom act argued that it provides effective protections, and eliminating controversial parts of the raitry ot act. the senator managed to give president obama a victory before the memorial day recess. 62 senator approved a trade bill. most of the president's democrats voted against it.
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it gives the president fast-tracked powers that could clear the way for a trade deal with 11 pacific rim nations. it is expected to take up the bill where it faces a tough battle. >> ireland has become the first country in the world to approve gay marriages in a nationwide vote the referendum to change the constitution won overwhelmingly friday with a 62% vote in favour ireland joins 18 other countries legalizing same-sex marriage including canada brazil and is legal in some states and the supreme court will rule on whether it's protected by the constitution. we have reaction to the vote from jazz's tim friend. >> reporter: the yes vote campaigners are jubilant. the size of the victory is bigger than anticipated.
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it's the world's first national vote on the issue. not long ago the result would have been unthinkable in this catholic country. >> i never felt happier than i was, because we did it. i'm proud of this country. >> i'm proud to be irish. you don't get many times where you are proud to be irish, but this is one of them. before the official declaration it became clear who had won. all the political parties backed a yes vote with big business and celebrities. >> it's been an emotional journey. usually personal stories have been told around the country and on the air waves. in the time between a wedding and reception, vincent and ann cole found time to vote. >> this is about equality no one told us whether we could or
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couldn't get married. everyone should have the same choice, if you want to you should get married to the person you love. not everyone feels the same way, many cling to conservative attitudes. but the catholic church has been rocked by scandals its influence is waning and attitudes are changing. at dublin airport irish people flocked home from around the world to vote. >> my original flight was booked for tomorrow i changed the time to come home to vote. >> reporter: ireland was the last country to decriminalize homosexuality over two decades ago. opponents of the latest move raised concerns over parenthood four tornados kuched down in okay -- touched down in oklahoma. you've been talking about tornados in the area kevin corriveau, for over a week.
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>> if we go back to the beginning of the month, we are well above average. we are looking at warnings effect for central parts of oklahoma as well as all the yellow that you see are tornado watchers and that includes parts of the panhandling in texas, we are dealing with flooding. i'll get to that. let's talk about what is happening with the tornados. you can see the line of thunder storms passing through wichita and down through oklahoma and that is the one that we'll watch as it continues to make its way to the eased, we are talking about four preliminary tornado in parts of oklahoma it's the focus here that we'll be watching. they have been hammered week after week with all of this activity, it's a big problem across the region we see a lot of taj in terms of thunder storms. i want to take you to parts of texas, down to san francisco. it's a different story, we are
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talking about flooding in this area. we have seen a lot of flooding damage reports where you see the green dots to the north of san francisco, and here to the west. for parts of texas, we have seen in some locations over 20 inches of rain this month alone. i want to go back three months where texas was in a drought situation. where you see the dark reds it's exceptional and extreme throughout. now a lot of that rain eased the drought across much of the area. unfortunately now that the drought has stabilized we are unfortunately going to see a lot more rain coming into play over the next couple of days as well as severe weather. another 6-8 inches of rain is expected across the region we think the next two weeks will be wet thank you so much. details tonight about the cause of tuesday's oil spill in california. and that's coming up next and
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an examination of the long-term impact of oil stills in our deeper look segment. >> and i.s.i.l. preparesations under way by the iraq army. in-depth reports and investigations. start weekday mornings with al jazeera america. open your eyes to a world in motion.
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s it's saturday night, so it's time to take a deeper look. the topic - the impact of oil spills we are learning the broken pipeline that is wreaking havoc was not equipped with an automatic shut off. the company responsible for the accident disputed that in a press conference. >> our system acts no differently to any other liquid pipeline sentence across the united states. >> claims all american pipeline has been told to suspend operations and make safety improvements. the accident sent more than 100,000 gallons of water in the
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pacific ocean on tuesday. crews have been working around the clock to clean up the damage which officials say is effecting nine miles of shore line. jacob ward has more the state beach is the place you see in oil paintings in the local restaurants. now it's covered in oil. federal and state officials are coming to grips with how much is out of a pipeline and into the water. >> with a response there's things that complicate the response. for example, tonight we had to stop our skimming operations this evening because of weather. the high winds and the waves were a little too choppy. >> the still comes through the migratory season. grey whales and sea lions. they are swimming through a toxic creeks. with each high tide more oil continues to hit the shore line. resources are limited. >> why not have boom along the
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store to keep the high tide from bringing the oil in. >> a lot comes down to the amounts of boom available. it's impossible to get all the oil. the crews are trying to get as much as they can, while it's at sea. as it comes ashore we have to have crews address it. >> as the clean-up continues, one thing is certain, memorial day is not going to happen for the coastline, there are armed guards posted to keep people off the beach. officials say it could be weeks, months before anyone uses the beech again the latest slick to clog the coastline is a drop in the bucket compared to major spills. the worst example was an oil spill in 1991, when iraqi forces destroyed kuwait's oil, releasing millions of tonnes into the gulf. in 1910 a well near
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californiaml functions sending a giser of oil and sand 200 feet into the air. the lake view gusher was brought under control 17 months later. by then it had spewed nearly 400 million gallons of oil. fast-forward 100 years in april 2010 a blast ripped through the deep water horizon rig, killing 11, spilling more than 200 million gallons of water. in 1979 the oil well blew out in the gulf of mexico spewing 140 gallons of oil into the ocean. it may not be the biggest oil spill history. the exxon valdez accident is considered one of the worst disasters. 1300 miles of pristine shore line was damaged. millions of animals died.
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many nearby residents suffered from health problems and alaska has not recovered. >> let's bring in our guest, david valentine is a professor from sanda barbara. and bob deans is the director of strategic engagement for the national resource defense council, joining us from richmond virginia. thank you both for joining us. let's start with you, we know it's the worst oil spill to hit santa basha, but how does this compare to the others. >> it's very localized and impact of the in that local area we are dealing with an area of shore line 4-9 miles in length. because it came from land it was at the shore when it hit the ocean, so the impacts on the
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shore will be more severe. >> you said it was impactful on a local level. could it have a regional impact? >> there's no indications that it will have a regional impact. a lot of what we are seeing at the moment is oil that stayed on the shoreline, or went into the ocean and came back to the shore line. and oil also that submerged beneath the service is on the floor of the sea, and in that same region. the oil that went out to sea probably will not have as significant impact as the way it changed chemical properties. it looks like it will be a local more so than a regional effect. >> the coastal town on friday declared a state of emergency, and using strong words saying the spill could cause peril to people's safety and property.
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do you agree? >> certainly if you come into contact with the oil or the fumes from the oil, that will certainly cause harm to you. and in terms of property you can certainly, if you go down to the coastline, which normally people don't have property down there, but if you have boats and other things there can be impact but as of right now it doesn't appear that the oil is making it as far as skeleda. i'm optimistic that they will not come to pass. >> let's bring in bob deans. what is the threat of this spill to the overall environment there. i think the threat is huge we are seeing damage to marine habitat. birds, fish that kind of thing. coastal waters. it's similar to what we saw, as pointed out in a smaller scale in the gulf of mexico as we
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know from new data this week we are having animals dying as a consequence of that spill. you mentioned the exxon valdez disaster we are seeing effect in the prince william sound. certain fish populations are yet to recover. this thing, though local, can be long turn and catastrophic to the animals there. >> keeping the focus to wildlife, a new report is linking dolphin deaths to the deep water horizon disaster. sea creatures have been stranding themselves on beaches in record numbers. take a listen. >> scientists blamed the oil spill for the bottle-nosed dolphins. a report backs up what scientists suspected, millions of barrels of crude from the spill caused dolphins to die at four times the normal rate.
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>> we are seeing something that is unusual in the dolphin bodies themselves, and this is linked to oil. the national oceanic and atmospheric organization focused on a heavily oiled region tissue samples from dolphins that died between 2010 and 2012 reveal half had adenyl diseases. >> the glands are here. >> the doctor at the institute for marine mammal studies collected tissue samples from some of the more than 150 dolphin carcasses analysed in the report. they sebbing ummed to num -- sebbing um to um ownia, and could -- pneumonia, and could have issues with the brain, heart, liver and kidneys.
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researchers examined dolphins found dead and 33% had adenyl or lung disease compared to 7% of dolphins in other regions, unlike other reports, this is part of the official data the federal government is using to determine the damage to the gulf's natural resources caused by the spill. >> what we have seen over time is mounding evidence showing that that is the case. >> b.p. responded to the report saying it failed to show the illnesses were caused by exposure to oil, and numerous studies showed respiratory illness is among the most common causes of deaths for bottle-nose doll vince. >> despite the study, the doctor says it's too early to make a final determination, there's no baseline data about the health of dolphins. the only way you can see something changed if you know what was before it
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so bob, you heard the story, bp insisting the dolphin death not caused by the oil. there are reports saying 1400 dolphins died and you say the numbers are likely higher than that. >> likely for every animal you find dead any number of them died have been sunk into the water, we don't find the animals, we see the tip of the iceberg, there's no question about it. this has been the largest and longest running die-off of dowlins recorded in the gulf of mexico what noah said which worked with scores of scientists they said after five years of study, the lesions, the pneumonia, the adenyl clanked efficiencies. this was linked largely to that
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macondo oil let's bring david back in here. i want you both to see this. since 2009, the annual amount of disened in oil and petroleum has gone up 60%, there has been more than 2,000 dependents that caused 3 billion. why are we seeing a growing number of these accidents. >> there's a certain payment of dating in the pipe -- amount of dating in the pipelines in the united states and some technologies used in the pipeline for codings and corrosion and those sorts of things. they have improved over time.
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when men were put in they may not have been effective. it's a reason. >> the news tends to cover the larger spills what about the smaller spills we don't necessarily cover, what is the cumulative effect of those disened overall? >> the accumulative effect is huge. we had more than 5600 pipeline blow outs or leaks. they have spilled nearly 100 million gallons of oil and waste into the wetlands streams and lands. it's a huge problem much there are three ways we are not keeping up. we are not keeping up with inspections, and two not knowing about the spills. we are alerted by other people. the time to respond, 6, 8, is it 24 hours. it all needs to be improved.
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>> david, do you agree. >> it's not my area of expertise, i'm happy to tell you about the pipeline it was not as egregious in terms of timing. it would if there was less flow. it certainly not not like the mayfair case. >> david ballentine for us in california, and bob deans in virginia thank you for joining us. when we come back - a check of the memorial day weekend forecast and how an instructing economy and political scandal may colour the results of the regional and local elections in
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spain. and the status of the ancient syrian ruins. now in the hands of i.s.i.l. fighters.
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vladimir putin is cracking down on foreign organizations operating in russia the russian president signed a law giving prosecutors the power to declare international organizations undesirable and shut them done. human rights watch and amnesty international condemned the law, it is seen as a sign of stifling dissent in russia. >> when voters in spain go to the polls for local and regional elections it could provide a sign of what is to come on the national ballot. the ruling conservative party faced a series of scandals. as patricia reports, the regional races will offer a reading on how fractured spanish politics has become. >> the anti-austerity.
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upstart political parties poised to test how fed up spanish voters have become with politics as usual. >> senior parties have little in common from an ideological perspective but share a distaste for the dooup oply of power. >> political power traded hands between the center right ruling party between current prime minister and the opposition socialist party. but high unemployment punishing austerity and a series of sandals transformed the political landscape. bringing support. bringing support to a center right party founded in 2006, opposed to nationalism. but the biggest beneficiary of discontent with the two party system is pordemo.
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founded 16 months ago, the radical left anti-austerity party is led by a ponytail academic. with the base support of the voters grappling with the unemployment rate the message is resonating with older voters whose standard of living is yet to recover pre-crisis level. >> it's significant in spain. it must have been effective tapping into them. spain's economy is crawling out of a hole. growing in 0.9% this year. with general unemployment topping 23%, the question is whether enough voters are feeling the effects of the recovering to give the suspects a clear mandate to keep knorching -- governing for more we are joined by a spanish political analyst, and writes about public policy and politics in spain and the e.u.
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many people in the media refer to this as unprecedented in terms of the election. why? >> one of the most interesting things about the election form is that in spain the political system used to be about two parties, conservatives and social democrats. in the last month two american parties are coming out. what used to be basically essentially a 2-party system is a 4-party system. the fragmentation that the election will create will be interesting to see how the parties negotiate with each other. >> what do you expect will come out of this round of regional elections. >> according to the polls, the conservative party in most regions and cities will lose power and a share of the vote, but not so much as to lose power. they are probably going to have the chance to keep governing, if
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they reach a moderate particle citizens, and so according to the polls. the most important cities. that will happen even though the left has a chance in some cities and regions, you say it's a country with a 2-party system. now we are looking at growing to becoming a 4-party system, what do you think that says about what the spanish people want what is going on in the country. >> yes, sith this meaning that -- i think this means that people are looking forward to new options, alternatives the crisis had a tremendous impact in everyone's lives, and i think it's a good thing that this new party is trying to you know make people more interested in politics. for example, young people that used to be fed up with politics are more interested. are more passionate, and more
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willing to go to the polls, i think it's a good thing. voter participation could be up. >> yes, it probably will. especially because of the young people. let's talk about - you heard patricia's story - high levels of corruption growing inequality unemployment concerns about austerity, one of these parties. that - one of these additional parties, is really focused on anti-austerity. >> yes. >> talk about the rise of this party, and what that says about the people supporting the party. >> yes, this is a party that is very much anti-offed early and establishment. their main message is that they are the old guard, the elites that have been governing since the dictatorship in the 70s. and they are to blame for the crisis and so that is - their appeal the problem with this is
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that there's another emerging party, which is citizens more moderate. and these new parties taking momentum out. and so it will do well. it is a big change in spanish politics it's not going to reach as much power as they would like to. >> if this anti-austerity party gains power, what could that mean for spain's participation in the e.u. could it jeopardise it? >> i don't think so. i don't believe so. first of all they'll never have - they are never going to govern alone. they won't get majority not if if -- not in the central government.
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i believe they are moderating their message. i don't see the party threatening spain, definitely not spain's decision in the e.u. >> all right. spanish political analyst. thank you so much for joining us. >> i.s.i.l. fighters have broken into a museum in palmyra, syria. syrian officials say the antiquities have been removed and are safe. i.s.i.l. seized control. it raised concerns about the ancient temples and tombs, the u.s.-led coalition conditioned air strikes. in iraq i.s.i.l. conditions to fight for control of the anbar province. the group captured ramada. shia militias were deployed on saturday in a bid to prevent i.s.i.l. advancing on the strategic military base. >> there has been military reports against the islamic
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state of iraq and levant. shia militia men, and iraqi government soldiers recaptured the up to pushing i.s.i.l. out of the up to which is 7km from ramada. the iraq which forces were sent to the area to stop i.s.i.l. advancing further. i.s.i.l. took towns and villages since capturing ramada on sunday. the capture of - the aim is to protect the military base which was under threat earlier today. the air base is the staging ground for the government's counter offensive against i.s.i.l. in anbar, in a show of support for the troops the defense minister and anbar officials discussed plans put in place there. even before that military operation begins the base is
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already under threat. >> translation: we are at the front line moral of fighters is high. the enemy is trying to breach the defenses. soldiers and police are repelling them. we are determined to recapture anbar second. >> before doing that the government needs to maintain a defense line which is a few kilometres from the base. shia paramilitary forces and soldiers moved from the area into this area to stop i.s.i.l.'s advance in the east of ramadi. >> i.s.i.l. seems to have a strategy. losing the base would be a major military setback for the government which doesn't have many areas to stage attacks from in the province. i.s.i.l. would be able to link ramadi to fallujah which has been under control since january 2014. that would make the armed group closer to the iraqi capital baghdad.
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more than 6,000 shia paramilitary fighters are in anbar. the men will be leading the fight. regular forces are week and not ready. the government failed to bring in sunnis to the forces. calls are growing louder for a rethink of the strategy to fight i.s.i.l. the only way to stop them is to give them guarantees to sunni tribes. they need to trust them. the sunnis need to know what will happen after i.s.i.l. is defeated. sunni leaders opposed to the government have demanded a say in running the country. they don't want to join the fight against i.s.i.l. to give territory to iranian backed militias. it is a critical time. iraq's communities need to come together because so far i.s.i.l. gained ground by exploiting the differences.
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>> the suicide bomber in friday's of course attack in saudi arabia has been identified. the interior minister also firms the suspect was a member of i.s.i.l. authorities say he was a saudi arabia citizen, 21 worshippers were killed in the attack. he was wanted for an association with i.s.i.l. >> a controversial catholic figure is a step away from sainthood. a salvadorian archbishop was beautified at a ceremony he was assassinated by a death squad while celebrating mass in 1980. a champion of the poor he spoke out strongly against the u.s.-backed military dictatorship and was blocked for years by conservatives in the catholic church who saw him not as a defender of the poor but a revolutionary blackberry is announceing a
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round of lay offs. details when we come back and a warning about a street drug when we come up some are calling it $5 insanity. join us as we look ahead to the next steps of the warming of diplomatic relations between cuba and the united states. that's the week ahead tomorrow. 8:30 eastern, 5:30 pacific.
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police in fort lauderdale ir investigating whether a new designer drug was a factor in a hostage situation. officers were forced to shoot and kill a man holding a woman captive, and he may have been under the influence of a street drug called demraka, and as -- flakka and as jonathan betz report florida appears to be
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ground zero with the substance on patrol in south florida, and within minutes the calls come in. users high on flakka. >> we got another one. there's number three. a new designer drug and a new challenge for law enforcement officers like sergeant aussie tianga. >> i have never seen something hit the streets so wicked and rapid in my life. the drug is dubbed $5 insanity. it's cheap and affects intent. and can lead to horrifying aloose nations, paranoia for users and nightmares for police. it's difficult. we are on a learning curve. traditional police tactics don't
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work. >> flakka is the latest in sin threatic drugs, but it can be smoked. injected. snorted or swallowed. driving spread to ohio texas and tennessee. but south florida appears to be the epicentre. from zero cases in 2010 to hundreds a year. >> there's no comparison. i have never had anything like that. stephanie hamilton nugent long struggled with addiction, but was terrified by what a hit of flakka did two months ago. >> i was scared scared to death. i took off run, not knowing where i was going. >> reporter: what did you think was happening to you? >> i thought i was being chased. i thought they were after me with guns. i wound up jumping off of a bridge into the intercoastal. >> reporter: you jumped off a bridge. >> yes, yes, it makes you that crazy, literally insane. >> that's how powerful it is.
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>> that's how powerful it is it's so scary. >> police say dealers in the u.s. are buying it online in bulk from china and pakistan. >> this is like combatting facebook it's on the internet. anyone can toward it. >> up to 10 flakka patients a day come into the e.r. >> the big worry is that teenagers, young adults are trying it unwittingly, not knowing what could happen to their heart or brain. >> and people like ryan worry it's not just users at risk. >> this drug will have random people getting killed for no reason. that is what the hall use nations lead to. nig the -- hall use nations. thig the brain thinks becomes reality. >> reporter: that's scary. >> that's right, it's like hell on earth blackberry announced it is
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laying off an undisclosed number of employees. the move reflects their struggle to keep costs down and attempting to ring back corporate and government clientel. blackberry had about 7,000 global employees in 2014. at the pack of its success, the company had about 20,000 internationally in seattle, an unusual protest against arctic oil drilling. activist kiara rose suspended herself from a ship's anchor chain. the vessel is anchored for the royal dutch oil drilling programme. the ship is not scheduled to sail for a few days. protesters have no plans to bring the protestor down at this point 60 years after hitting the road this car remains one of the most celebrated designs. fans gathered in france for its anniversary
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tonight at 11 - cleveland reacts to the acquittal of a white police officer accused of killing an unarmed white couple.
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a beautiful weekend for golf unless you are planning to play on the course at the top of the rock country club. the course expanded by four holes early friday morning, but these are far more of a hazard than an opportunity to sink a put. the biggest 35 feet deep and 80 feet wide. no golfers have been injured. >> the citroen which has been considered to be the most innovative and beautiful car is 60 years old. as jacky rowland reports, many devotees gathered for an anniversary celebration. >> reporter: jean pierre is in love.
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a passion that consumed him for much of his life and the object of his obsession is a car. this is the citroen daes it means goddess in french. for enthusiasts. the car commands religious devotion. >> it was really a car unlike any other, with a high level of comfort that you couldn't find anywhere else. it was a symbol of pride. it was adopted as an official vehicle, and the palace had a fleet of them for ceremonial occasions, the car retains cult status. the design and sleep lines make it popular with collectors and they came out in their hundreds to celebrate its 60th anniversary, when the cars appeared on the streets of paris, they caused a sensation. it was as if a flying saucer
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arrived in the champs elysees. people had not seen anything like it before it was a futuristic design a space age design, part of the atmosphere of optimism and confidence that characterised the post-war period. the car included many technical innovations, heads lights that swivel. and a suspension system that kugss the bumpiest of roads. it was something new in the car world. if you drive it it's like driving in a boat on the road. enthusiasts love the design and driving experience but the car embodies a confident optimistic era. and in the uncertain times, that is very seductive. when the citroen ds hit the
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market this woman was 60. today she celebrated the her 116th birthday making her the oldest living person. you are more likely to win the lottery than reach 116. thank you for joining us i'm erica pitzi in new york. see you back here at "america tonight", honouring the broken soldiers. >> i want people to know that the war doesn't end when the guns are silenced. i want them to know that a long time coming, but a salute to disabled veterans. also tonight - how did a veteran's hospital become the center of a great disservice to our nation's bravest defenders. christopher putzel inside the wisconsin hospital known as candiland and shocking evidence of what was hidden in the fiery pits of afghanistan and iraq, soldiers.


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