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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. state of emergency. new flood warnings in the state of texas and oklahoma. >> now we are still looking for people mittsing from hayes missing from hayes input
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county. >> money ball segging selling the world cup to the highest bidder. generating so much anger from american indians. plus mountain view, take a look at the largest photograph ever taken, the size of a football field with an incredible story behind it. is we begin with catastrophic flooding in texas. just two days, the water has swept away homes roads and people. it will take months to rebuild. now the task is to find the missing and mourn the dead. now there's the threat of more extreme weather.
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fear it will only add to the suffering. robert ray reports from houston. >> wednesday residents worked to clean up the damage. from the string of deadly floods that have left houston at a standstill. >> the water was so high, my whole family were on the bed kind of like an island. >> for college student david deadenburg memories is all he has now. >> you couldn't see the pool, the water was engulfing everything from the yard. >> this is waste water from the bayou isn't it? >> it is nasty with god knows what in it. >> here in the houston suburb, water was all the way up here flooding just on tuesday. within that system and within
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that water 100,000 gallons of untreated waste water that spilled into this area. officials say they are working on trying to figure out how exactly that happened, and they're going to clean up when this is all subsided. but it is of no threat right now to residents and there is no boil order in place. houston fire commander was out saving residents now his department is helping clean up the mess and answering questions. what's concerning the people now is the dirty water from the bay our. our. bayouou. >> it was monitored very safely and confirmed that suffering good and safe. >> for the deadenburgs they
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will be living with family until they can restore their things. >> it's just stuff. no one was hurt, just stuff. >> thousands of structures are affected. >> we have a thousand properties that we visually inspected we believe there are as many as 4,000 with significant damage. >> meanwhile south of dallas, another concern. authorities fear an earthen dam may breach. now it seems to be holding firm. >> north of stoonlt it san antonio in wimberly a vacation home was swept away. three people were killed, nine still missing. heidi zhou-castro was there heidi. >> hey john, the search for those missing still continues. one family spending three
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generations, spending their vacation here on the shore of the blanco river. in reality the aftermath of what happened here, it's difficult to imagine any more survivors. meanwhile, recovery here is just beginning. a new day in wimberly where deer emerged from the texas hill country to graze in the destruction wrought by the weekend's flash flood. a 46 foot wall of water careened down the blanco river taking with it everything in its path. more than 300 homes were destroyed. survivors were lucky to escape with their lives. a family living in this home at first didn't want to leave. they waited until the water was at their doorstep before an uphill neighbor insisted they get out and they did just in the nick of time. a tsunami like wave knocked the house up off of its foundation.
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it's somewhere downstream. >> i was snug in my bed the power went out i thought a storm, threal get the power back up it's wimberly. i heard anoise, splash in the dark. >> as the water rose above their knees everyone escaped through his window and with the three dogs boarded a waiting rescue boat. >> it's a real hassle, it's not a tragedy it's just stuff. it's a lot of work and that, we can handle. >> reporter: as search parties continue to comb the river bank for signs of life and helicopters search for i bodes frombodiesfrom above. volunteers are uniting to support their neighbors. >> y'all have boots gloves, you need masks. >> reporter: they're dispatched to damaged homes. >> everyone is doing what they
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can. how strong this community is. it's one of the best communities or the this to happen, too because everyone is always here for each other. >> survivors are in awe of the generosity. >> i've never been in this before ever. but this is just beautiful. >> these are all volunteers. all volunteers. >> this home already smells of model. mold. its contents all trash. >> the water line was about here and all of this furniture was under, all of it. >> recovery won't be easy but many hands are here to help. heidi zhou-castro, al jazeera wimberly texas. >> the mayor of wimberly texas joins us tonight. mayor what can you tell us about the situation tonight? >> there is not much good news tonight, other than i can tell you we have three confirmed fatalities and the number of missing has gone down to 9. yesterday at this time we had 30
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unaccounted for and we have accounted for all 30 of those folks so that's the good news. >> we understand that rain is expected in the next few days. what are your biggest concerns there? >> well, our biggest concerns are being able to get the folks out again if that becomes necessary. i think friday night or friday afternoon is when we're expecting the largest amount of rain to come and we're keeping an eye on that, of course. if the river shows a rise, we will certainly be notifying our residents along the river again and warning them. and if it warrants we will ask them to leave. >> mayor what's the most difficult thing for you? >> the most difficult thing is driving and around and seeing how many of our people have nothing left. this is a small community. how many were impacted. that's the toughest part. >> what are you seeing, what are they saying to you? >> they are saying, we're ready to rebuild get back on with our
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lives but it scared a lot of people. they don't know what to do. they don't know what to do. they don't know what their life is going to be like tomorrow. that's where the community comes in. >> what do you need? >> the biggest thing we need is your prayers and no rain. we have volunteers from the community but folks from all over the country who have come to volunteer and the work is ongoing as we speak. >> based on just the picture behind you obviously, very very rough time for the people there. mayor it's good to have you on the program. good luck to you, thank you. >> now to our other story the corruption charges against the top executives of the world's motion popular sport. it is a stinging 40 count indictment against fifa, world's soccer governing agency. runs five times the audience of
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the super bowl. fifa has little overcast and has had scandals for world cup bidding process for the 2018 and 2022. john terret reports. >> turmoil in the world's highest sport. >> they were expected to uphold the rules to keep soccer honest and preserve the integrity of the game. instead they enriched themselves. >> nine fifa executives and five other business scuives executives. is using high priced artwork as payoff shredding records and a $110 million agreement for paying bribes on an installment
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plan. >> this really is the world cup of fraud. and today we are issuing fifa a red card. >> reporter: 7 fifa officials were picked up in zurich switzerland overnight. they were in town to find a replacement for fifa boss seth bratta he is not charged and will not be at this time. charged with reporting $11 million of income, he wore a wire for officials in meetings. jack warner in of trinidad, accused of slit tinge $10 million in bribes from the south africa government to host the 2010 world cup. warner says he's innocent of any charges. russia in 2018 and qatar in 2022 were all rigged.
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fifa issued a statement saying it welcomes the investigation and that there will be no changed to the upcoming schedule. >> this is good what happens. it confirms that we are on the right track. it hurts. it's not easy. but it's the only way to go. >> reporter: around the world news of the arrests registered more anger than shock. >> translator: it's absurd. absurd. people won loads of money lots indeed. here we are in brazil struggling to survive. >> translator: it is not a surprise. they got our money last year during the world cup. they got all the stadiums, they left brazil and the 61 is even worse. >> reporter: after the situation fifa announced their changes for 2018 and 2022. cooper american tournament in 2016 the headquarters were
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raided yesterday toirnlg toirnlg lynch attorney general lynch saying bribery was in play in that too. officials in trinidad and brazil may prove more difficult. six of the seven arrested in switzerland are already vowing to fight extradition to this country. >> john, thank you very much. tony sonne played in the 2000 world cup he joins us from minneapolis, welcome. tony you say you don't think these allegation are surprising. why not? >> i think they've been rumored proven or statebefore for many years. but -- stated before for many
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years. fifa has autonomy and part of their rules is, the rules are not controlled by local governments. they put a natural barrier between themselves and justice so i think it's been expected, a lot of people have been just waiting. it's very unfortunate for sport but i think over time, everybody will be better off. >> you played at the highest level you went to the world cup. did you ever suspect over time that this sort of corruption actually existed? >> yes. it's unfortunate. it's such a big win for nations. and people get desperate. and sometimes start walking down the wrong path. >> who do you blame here, the countries who allegedly bribe these people or the folks at fifa who took the bribes? >> you know, if we're going to see true transparency, they're going to have to come down on both of them. because if you don't -- well, first of all i don't know all the information. if the fifa officials came and
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said i feed this, in order to do this or -- i need this in order to do this or if they were approached by the countries themselves. but they were both equally as guilty and if you have to clean up the sport you have to finish the employees and you have to punish the countries as well. >> so how do you do that? you have one country who's indicted several people. i mean do other countries have to do the same in order for this to work and be fair? >> i think so. and i think fifa has to you know when it's all on the table fifa has to look and ultimately the sponsors have the biggest control. if the sponsors boycott or pull out, unless there's full transparency because they'll get connected to this. and then i think local governments have to each step in with their own countries and fifa has to clean house. and, you know, each country that has been a part of this has to be sanctioned as well. >> you've given your life, your
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career to this sport how do you feel about soccer today? >> well, i think it's still the one thing that connects the world. you can put people from every nation together and over a game or over a ball it truly brings happiness. crowds all over the world from the world cup last summer were just a great feeling of positiveness. so the sport is still you know, a great thing in the lives of many and will continue to be. but whenever you bring money into it, things can go astray. >> do you need to wipe out fifa and start over? >> i don't think you can wipe them out and i think there's enough knowledgeable positive, soccer people in the world i think you just have to look and make rechanges. and they have to start. -- real changes. and the countries have to start making decisions on what's best for the future of the game and
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not what's best for them individually as well. >> tony, good to have you on the program. >> thank you. >> our coverage of the soccer scandal continues at the mid hour. how does the top man stay in his job? and water illusion and the backlash it's causing. causing.
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>> the pentagon says the u.s. military accidentally shipped life ann trax an anthrax to labs around the country. the officials at the centers for disease control say they don't believe the public is at risk. the environmental protects agency announced a controversial rule today. the resume is under attack in congress could end up in the courts. lisa stark is in washington with more.
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lisa. >> reporter: i don'tjohn the clean water act has been around for decades. it allows the epa to protect lakes and rivers. but what this new rule does is allow the clean water act to cover small bodies of water such as some of the streams and some tributaries, even possibly some ditches. there was confusion whether this came under the act because of supreme court cases. now, this new rule according to epa will add there's add 3% to the clean water act. >> the heads of the environmental protection agency and the army corps of engineers signed the new rule, which clearly sets out which bodies of water have protection. >> the bodies of water we love, we can't let them get pollution
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the streams and waterways that feed into these waterways if they're not clean this won't be either. >> wetlands, tributaries that flow into rivers and lakes even if they don't flow year around and ditches that function like tributaries and can carry pollution down downstream. environmental groups applauded the group. >> we think it makes a big tirches not only in water quality -- difference not only in water quality but when you have climate change. >> opposition is fierce particularly from the are gram industry. industry -- agricultural industry. >> land surrounding these bodies of water. >> reporter: there's been strong resistance on capitol hill too. the house voted to block the bill before it was finalized. a similar bill is before the
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senate. some democrats from arm and energy states joining -- speaker john boehner called the rule a raw and tyrannical power grab that places small business owners farmers and manufacturing on the road to a regulatory and economic hell. the epa says the resolution is good for the business and even had the owner of a small virginia brewery to make its case. >> without clean water we can not make good beer and without good beer a lot of people would be sad. >> for supporters though, the future of this rule remains in doubt. so the water wars continue. and another thing that opponents are angry about they say the misused its authority by drumming up support for this rule through a social media
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campaign. they say that's really lobbying. the epa denies that. they say they were just using social media to inform the public and they never crossed a legal line, john. >> lisa, i know you have been reporting reaction has been rolling in. tell us about it. >> reporter: well, reaction on capitol hill is mixed. we had a positive statement by nancy pelosi, as i mentioned in the case. john boehner opposed to this. resolution on capitol hill has already passed the house will be taken up in the senate. president obama didn't say whether he would veto that legislation. it's a win win for both the economy, the environment and the economy john. >> all right lisa stark, thank you. the fbi tends to take a look at the mental and emotionally
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health of airline pilots. they will make recommendations on new rules for commercial pilots. the study was prompted by apparently intentional crash of germanwings jet this year and last year's disappearance of malaysia flight 370. now to politics. the runner up for republican presidential election in 2012 announced he is giving it another try. >> i am proud to stand here among you and for you. the american workers who have sacrificed so much to announce that i am running for president of the united states. >> rick santorum polled around 2%. his conservative base has more option he this time around. the republican says his first priority is changing the country's tax structure.
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>> step 1: let's scrap the corrupt federal tax code and the irs that goes with it! >> the 57-year-old santorum is calling for a flat tax. he joins at least six other announced republican candidates. coming up next on the broadcast. a sport for sale. some of soccer's top executives named in a massive corruption case. why the sport's top man is not facing charges. and why some say the 18th century missionary is more of a sinner than a saint. saint.
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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america i'm john siegenthaler. fifa investigation. >> they corrupted the business of world i worldwide soccer to corrupt their business and enrich themselves. >> did officials sell votes to rig who would host the world
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cup? security lapse. >> we will experience a serious lapse in our ability to protect the american people. >> congress fights over renewing parts of the patriot act. why law enforcement says much more is at stake than phone records. devil's advocate. >> he made the world worse for us. he suppressed our language, our culture. >> the pope's plan to canonize an american missionary, in some say he was no saint. how the biggest attractive in the world was taken. investigators say today's arrest and allegations of corruption in soccer's governing body are only the beginning. this comes just days before fifa's next presidential election. the long time president sep bladder was not under indictment
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still the indictment is a big blow to bladder. jonathan. >> yes, it is a big blow. he became the largest person in the sport and remains that. the charges go almost to the top. but not quite. fifa president seb bladder long under scrutiny but not indicted. bladder is only days away from another vote on an unprecedented fifth term as the head of the world's most famous support. the european european football union called for the vote to be postponed. >> risks to turn into a farce. >> reporter: but the embattled fifa president has no plans to pull out of the race. >> he's the president. he's the president.
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he's the president and in two days will be election. >> bladder's election has been fraught with controversy. in 2011 an internal investigation within fifa had found that top officials had taken bribes. among fifa's most controversial moves awarding the 2018 world cup to russia. a country that was was cited for racism so severe. and qatar got the 2022 games despite the country's intense summers. what will happen to those competitions if bladder is forced out? >> that process should be rerun and it calls into question seb
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bladder. >> his only. >> belongs to the world as a whole. >> critics hope the shakeup this week will shake bladder from the top. >> he's probably the most despicable man in world sport heads an organization that is riddled with cruchtion and with corruption and they act as if there is nothing wrong. >> we should be clear al jazeera america is in part funded by the government of qatar. >> george vessey, new york times, has reported extensively on fifa and the world cup he joins us tonight.
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george is this all about seb bladder? >> not at all. the all the people who get wealthy in the intermediate level, these sort of secondary corporations that are set up in merchandising and marketing and the money goes through them and sort of vanishes. it is all about the countries who pay for favors that they want through the 2018 and 2022 worlds which were awarded after a dual vote, having two world cups sold -- bought at the same time. and you know what happens when you do that. you have deals made. and there were certainly documented examples of money being passed around, a few delegates 23rd went for went for dumb 80 phony payoffs, and they were thrown out of ds dummy phony payoffs
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and they were missing from the scene when the vote was taken. >> if companies bribe fifa, if countries like qatar bribed fifa to get the world cup what about the process? these world cups have been selected they are building buildings in places today to accommodate the world cup should fifa go through a different selection process? >> i think this is all hyperbole. unless bladder is in charge nothing will change. up to now there has been no international disgust about his leadership his personal leadership that has led to that. and tony was right in his last segment, when he used the word sponsor. more than national powers the corporations, american corporations, some of them were mentioned, the good friends of
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fifa coca-cola nike visa, who say we can't be associated with you anymore the problem is the united states hasn't been a soccer power for long. it as soon isn't a soccer power now really but it's accepted as a good television show and the companies get rich. should you see the money the parties the hosting that goes on from the companies based in the united states. until they are sensitized. i'll give you an example very quickly. when salt lake city was found to have done corrupt things leading up to the 2002 olympics, the ioc sent in new officials a president named david delassandro who said, we don't
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want our company associated with unfair practices like this. because of his leadership other corporation is fell into line. fifa -- i should say the ioc found somebody like mitt romney who did a great job running the be olympics in 2002. but until someone will stand up like dellisandro's john hancock does. if they don't pay attention i'm sure they pay attention to, you know if they're making bad cars or poisonous soda or whatever it is the corporations do, they hear about it. but the idea of the money i'm sure you know, what they call you know black money in certain parts of the world if they know that some of the money that they're spending is black money that just vanishes somewhere down the rab by the rabbit hole, the
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united states is probably more transparent than other countries. i found this out in 1982 when i covered the first of my eight world cups. and it was overseas, it was in europe. and mexico got the award for 1986 because fifa was more comfortable with mexico than it was with the united states. the united states had the grade stadiums the hotels, the infrastructure but fifa was wary of the united states. people pointed this out to me. people like kissinger were speaking up for united states because fifa would rather do with its friends. even now with the united states making attendance records in 1994 that have held up, the money the number of tickets sold but fifa is still very much afraid of the united states because, believe it or not we are more transparent than almost anyplace in the world.
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>> so if seb bladder is no longer president can fifa be fixed? >> he's going to be president for another four years. with all due respect to the jordanian gentleman he's going to get reelected. i don't see any way -- one of the reason that bladder has managed to stay in power people like him like jack warner out of trinidad, who was running our regional federation, they give the money to a couple hundred money floats into little caribbean islands african nations, ten 20, $100,000100,000 goes a long way. you have countries all over the world voting for bladder until that system of patronage is gone until that is gone and
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unfortunately not well explained by fifa but bladder one of the most foolish things he does, he does a lot of foolish things, he hired a well respected american lawyer named michael garcia to write a report after 2011, garcia who comes out of the same area as the director of the fbi and loretta lynch he's got a great reputation, he wrote the report bladder wouldn't even publicize it, put the findings out there and garcia resigned. he has nothing to do with fifa. even when they don't listen to their own impartial american lawyer they don't want to know. >> thank you george for the time to speak to us. >> any time, my pleasure. >> a warning from federal law enforcement officials if congress lets part of the patriot act expire this weekend
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vital tools will go will. the debate has so far centered on a provision to justify the nsa's controversial collection of phone data. mike viqueria has more from washington. >> good evening to you john. with the clock ticking on the patriot act, it is not just the controversial provisions that are set to expire but vital tools the administration says it needs to keep the administration safe. loretta lynch says, unless the patriot act is renegotiated there are serious impacts on the be safety of the facing. or to pass a bill of their own now, congress is on a week long recess and key provisions expire midnight sunday. president obama backs the house bill which would stop the
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government from collecting telephone records of americans so-called metadata and require the phone companies to do it. but mr. obama is warning it's more than just one controversial program. >> you have a whole range of authorities that are also embodied in the patriot act that are noncontroversial, that everybody agrees are necessary to keep us safe and secure. those also are at risk of lapsing. >> reporter: those provisions include allowing surveillance on so-called lone women suspects living in the united states and unaffiliated with a known terror group. and allowing law enforcement to track a person. not a device. so a new warrant isn't needed each time someone dumps an old phone and get a new one. >> what the patriot act did is extend those to court terrorism provisions, that is going to go away june 1 unless it is reauthorized.
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>> reporter: the senate comes back to the capital at 4:00 p.m. sunday just eight hours before the provisions expire. three votes shy of the 60 need to pass it but even if the votes were there the consent of every senator is needed to speed the process along and that is a high hurried many. >> my colleagues do we really want this -- highhurdle. rand paul is leading a coalition of odd political bed fellows, they are backed by civil libertarians, by the government's own account the patriot act has not stopped a single act of terrorism. >> we are finally seeing a debate in congress about how to scale back these provisions, ghaifn they havegiven that they have been used to subvert the law.
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>> in a debate now whether the government has the tools it needs to stop an attack on the home land. john. >> all right, mike viqueria, thank you. a decision made at the vatican is sparking an uproar in california. pope francis announced plans to declare father jew junipero serra is a saint but some say is he far from a saint. melissa chan has more. >> one of pope francis's missions bringing the church closer to the people. part of that, bringing junipero
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serra to sainthood. setting up a systems of missions along the coast spreading the gospel in his distant outpost of the spanish empire. the missions father serra established were just beautiful places but for some native americans these were prisons essentially they were forced to work in the fields for the missions, they were forced to stay in the missions and they were forced into christianity. the mission settlements wiped out local populations whether by disease or by the barrel of a gun. best estimates say some 100,000 indians died following the establishment of the missions, serra's imed impending canonization
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is a negative. european arrival across the continue nent, cling to what's left of their culture. to many here spanish rule destroyed them in california. >> for us it's different. we look at it as our people were devastated you know, what happened and it affects our culture, our whole livelihood. >> he's been a symbol of oppression, a symbol of failed attempts to assimilate other cultures into a more dominant culture, that culture being a european culture. >> by choice or by force some 5,000 indians were baptized during serra's administration he
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might have had the best of intentions but today you would see little gratitude expressed here. mission dolores the seventh of the 21 missions in the state. and where andrew galvan works as curator. >> junipero serra is callings us to be saints. >> the minority voice among california indians. >> i believe he was one of these champions of native peoples, in protecting my ancestors. he founded mission san francisco. my ancestors were here during the mission period, that he championed my an says torres. >> knowing the history of the native americans in the missions how do you reconcile that with your support of the father serra? >> i believe he is a very, very
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holy person who lived in a very, very difficult situation. >> vincent medina disagrees, it is a bit of a family feud. he's galvin's cousin. >> andy is my cousin and i do love him but i understand canonizing serra is canonizing, where there was suffering pain degradation, there was death there was diseases and what i see as being ethnickized culture genocide. >> a response from the church, the archdiocese of los angeles published the following: the statement goes on to say: the
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two sides clearly look at junipero serra through vastly different lenses. the mission at carmel is where serra was based and where he was buried. do you think some native americans will at lease understand the view? >> there are other cultures here too, many of our latino people are extremely proud of the canonization. the first be spanish american canonized in the church. >> melissa sa chan, al jazeera. >> do you believe those people
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who oppose serra's canon sayings are right? >> these issues will be front and center on the table. father serra was a human being like you and me. everyone has lights, everyone has shadows, there are some really important questions that are asked whether a person with a track record like he has should be risen up the ranks in cliquism. >> suffering pain slavery. >> absolutely. >> this is more than what we used to call in catholic school a minor sin. >> right. >> these are very serious charges against a man who is going to be named a saint. >> absolutely. more than charges. i think the historical record is clear. father serra writes at one point that missionaries should treat
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their spiritual children like anyone should treat their children with beatings. he authorizes beatings. has had a positive impact in california life but for so many people and i felt among them it's hard to overlook the cost at which those achievements were made. >> speaking of pope francis the catholic church in the past has been tone deaf on many issues including sexual abuse. when you hear the statement from the los angeles archdiocese it's hard to see they're taking sides with such vigor. what do you attribute that to? >> i think we will see this canonization will be a black eye on pope francis's visit. where there's a commitment to the institution being right in many conhe texts that once the pope decreed back in january
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that he would cannonnize father serra, those interested in defending the role of the church, that maybe that decision was made a bit too early for people. >> so the pope comes to the united states. what's that going to mean and what impact will that have on his visit? will it overshadow his visit? >> i think it will be the dark side to that visit. pope francis, in the two and a half years he's been pope, enjoys record popularity numbers among catholics and noncatholics. i doubt there will be some who say wait we have questions about this papal visit. but to come to the american shores to canonize someone who is seen as a vision of colonial oppression is notth significant. >> so it's not a minor issue.
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will the pope address it when he comes to the united states? >> my honest guess is it will be addressed by him. my honest guess is he may address it in terms a bit more clear than the terms of the los angeles archdiocese he will probably speak some truth about it. >> could the pope reverse his decision? >> co-wake up and decide he's wrong, it's not an infallible decision. >> if the pope declares someone is a saint and the pope decides maybe i was wrong? >> i'm a his torn and i can't think of a time that has happened. this january pope francis made the decision to waive the requirement of the second miracle.
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this is someone already being revered by catholics in california and elsewhere he could be raised to altars just on that. >> the pope says generally they're going to be a saint? >> actually no to answer your question, not always. >> not always. >> there's a lengthy lengthy process in the vatican the validation of the two miracles. in pope francis's case, the riecialg of the second miracle was waived. i don't know if that was spark a trend among roman catholics but it's an interesting discussion if it is. >> thank you so much for joining us tonight. >> thank you so much john. >> the effort that went into creating the world's largest photograph.
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>> in nebraska, law lawmakers have voted to abolish the death penalty. overrides a veto issued by the republican governor. this makes nebraska the first majority conservative state to eliminate capital punishment since north dakota did it back in 1973. nebraska's last execution was back in 1997.
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amnesty international said hamas conducted a ruthless campaign of abductions. hamas spot that israel created the situation of chaos during the war. britain's knew parliament opened today with a speech by the queen. she announced that the government is going to hold a referendum whether britain will remain in the european union. brshesbrshesbarbara serra has that story. >> my government will renegotiate the united kingdom's relationship with the european union and pursue reform for the european union for the benefit of all member-states. alongside this legislation will
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be introduced to provide for a referendum on membership in the european union before the end of 2017. >> coming up in the next hour the rest of the british government's agenda including scottish autonomy. >> thank you barbara. we asked the expert to tell us about this extraordinary image the largest photograph in the world. >> my name is chris i'm a photography instructor at the new york institute of photography. my career started about 15 years ago with slide film, and with digital cameras i teach at the new york institute of photography and all over the world. today dlilt photography is more exciting than ever before.
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this is a really interesting piece of technology. basically, the photographer's created this with a canon dslr that is available today commercially really to anybody. this was done with 70,000 images that were stitched together over many months of time. so really, the significance is more in the power of computing that was necessary to accomplish this, as opposed to, say the art of photography. this is such a great feat for not only this team but camera makers and computer makers. i don't think that we'll see this printed. if something like this was to be printed, it would literal span the size of a soccer field at 300 dpi 300 dpi is the normal or optimal resolution for printing photographs. i think it makes people stand up
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