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hi everyone this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler arson attack in the west bank - a palestinian toddler is dead. officials say israeli extremists are to blame. >> game change. the new ebola vaccine. what health officials call a breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus recording votes - presidential candidates hillary clinton and jed bush take their campaigns and promises to the national urban league conference wheel in the skill - 60
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storeys high holding 1500 per ride - the man that is building the tallest ferris wheel in the world. we talk to him we begin with an horrific act that has escalated the tension between the israelis and palestinians. jewish settlers in the occupied west bank are suspected of setting fire to a home in douma, and 18-month-old boy was burnt to death as he slept. his parents and older brother were critically injured. israeli and palestinian leaders condemned the attack. many fear the attackers will not be brought to justice. stephanie dekker reports. >> reporter: the family share the only bedroom. they would have been fast asleep when their window smashed and
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the small place set on fire. they heard screens, this person saw the attacker standing over the parents. he went to get help. when he came back the two men were gone. >> translation: smoke was coming out of the house. i saw the 4-year-old. i pulled him out. they told me another baby was inside. the flames were big. there was a huge blast and no way to save the baby. >> reporter: this is the room where the 18-month-old was found dead and spoke to the ambulance body and what he described what was left of the baby was a lump of coal. relatives laid pictures of the boy on the burnt-out floor of the bedroom. he had not finished his milk. the neighbour's house was set on fire. no one was home. the attackers left a message "revenge", it said in hebrew. ali's parents and 4-year-old brother has been taken to hospital. israel is quick to condemn the
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attack. >> the government of israel unequivocally condemns this heinous crime, the act of the terrorism. we'll fight and defeat terrorism, no matter who they are. the israeli government has been blamed for the attack. >> when the israeli government encourages settlements, when they build settlements in the west bank and jerusalem, they encourage blocks of settlements to go what they do every day. >> reporter: people say attacks happen often, but never with such an outcome. hundreds showed up for baby ali's funeral. the parents in too critical a condition to lay their son to rest. the israeli government says it will bring what it calls terrorists to justice. not many believe the promise of justice will come. >> there has been protests across the occupied west bank and occupied east jerusalem in response to what happened here namely in hebron and occupied
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east jerusalem. we are not seeing huge numbers. people are shocked, but there's a sense that they are helpless to change things. certainly when it comes to trying to change this israeli government settlement policy which has been active over the last couple of years. lisa is an analyst for the american foundation and wrote a piece on the latest attack for, and is in our studio tonight. welcome. first of all, palestinian state this sort of attack is routine, who is behinds it? >> who is behind this kind of attack? >> well really they are vigilante settlers they tend to be marginalized. they live in outposts not settlements that have gone through the israeli government tenders, for example. they tend to be very ideological. and they are very violent.
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>> they have been calling the attacks price tag attacks. what does that mean. >> a price tag attack is a term coined by the settlers themselves. what it means is taking revenge on palestinians any palestinians for israeli government policy they perceive as being anti-settler. it doesn't make logical sense to take out anger on a village of innocent palestinians because the israeli government gave an order to disband a settlement. >> all are illegal, but some are government sanctioned how does it work. >> according to international law - israelis dispute the interpretation - it's illegal to build selt ments in occupiedinging -- settlements in occupied land transfer population. israel has a system where they have government sanctioned settlements that are built according to plans and houses
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are built according to tenders, and rules. the outposts are built without going through government tenders. they are strong ideological, young people choosing a hilltop, usually in hebron, and put down carr vans and dig a hole for a portable toilet. >> what for? >> they are driven by their interpretation of the old testament believing these are the tribal lands of the ancient jews, and they are fulfilling a prove si by settling there. >> we have seen attacks like this before and the outrage that follows from the international community, and then what happens? >> nothing happens. that's the big problem, and there have been so many outrageous attacks. last summer was the abduction from east jerusalem.
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each side is pointing fingers at the others. the israelis as the occupying force have military night on their side. the palestinians are vulnerable. they are occupied. what is going to happen now? i think that the conle dem nation will -- condemnation will peak. an indicator is the government officials and politicians across the political spectrum distanced themselves from this. >> binyamin netanyahu came out strongly against it today. >> yes. >> you see that from the israeli government. there has been widespread condemnation. >> yes. >> and yet... >> and yet the issue of punishment. sometimes it's an ad hoc sort of system. sometimes you have - it's a dead baby an 18-month-old dead baby and the details of reporting that we see in "new york times" are horrifying. palestinian witnesses told reporters that they saw masked settlers standing outside the burning home and hearing the
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baby cry. this is the kind of thing that might propel the israelis to make an example out of the perpetrators. >> what does israeli public opinion think about the settlers? >> they don't like it. they reject it. distancele themselves. at the same time they don't press the government to change policies. >> good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> hours after the arson, an 18-year-old palestinian was killed during clashes with israeli forces. he died after being shot in the chest during fighting north of ramallah. israel oil officials say he tossed a firebomb at the troops. he lived in a palestinian refugee camp near the city. his funeral will be held tomorrow now we turn to ebola, and the fight against the disease. there's hope promising science for an experimental vaccine that can help end the crisis in west africa. roxana saberi has more.
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>> reporter: the world health organisation says that could be a game changer. >> it will change the management of the current ebola outbreak. and future outbreaks. >> it's a trial vaccine developed by canadian scientists showing proxizing results -- promising results, using a ring strategy. doctors immunized people in close contact with an infected person. 4,000 volunteered. half were inoculated with the vak sign immediately. the rest weeks later. >> the data so far - it's interim analysis and the trial is going on - but it shows that none of the 2,014 persons vaccinated developed ebola virus disease after 10 days after vaccination. the single dose much vsb-zebos is so effective that the w.h.o. shows that everyone involved in the trial will get the vaccine immediately, rather
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than have them wait weeks for it. >> we hope by continuing the trial with modification with doing all the vaccination immediately and including younger people. >> in west africa ebola killed more than 11,000 since the first case in december 2013. there were cases in spain, the u.k. and italy. four infections were confirmed in the united states and one of them, a man in dallas died. new cases have dropped sharply. the w.h.o. reported this week the lowest total of people contracting ebola in over a year. and with a possible vaccine around the corner some doctors are confident about eliminating ebola. >> this is the very very first time, but there is a demonstration that the vaccine might be so effective, 100% in man an infectious disease physician joins us she spent three months in guinea assisting
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the international medical core with their ebola control efforts and is in our studio tonight. welcome. >> thank you. >> how big a deal is this? >> this lafrt week has been -- last week has been an exciting week. the "lanesa lot" published the result of a trial. it's great news on the heels of the number of cases dropping over the last several weeks or months. we saw a plateau of 20-30 cases a week in the region this week we saw seven reported. it's been great news. >> reporter: does that mean it could wipe out the disease in africa. >> it could make a difference. strategy used in the clinical trial, as to how it would be used in practice is that all those who come into contact with a known case of ebola, then receive the vaccine to prevent them getting sick with the virus. >> so that would be enough to stop the disease in its tracks.
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>> the whole idea is the vaccine will be used to block transmission. there's a lot we don't know. >> everyone wouldn't necessarily get it. >> no no. >> we wouldn't spread it all over the world. >> it wouldn't be part of a routine vaccinations we give kids. >> in africa maybe. >> in certain areas where there's a lot of endemic disease. in west africa where the virus is there, where it's common we could see it used routinely. >> it is good news. >> i want to switch gears and talk to you about another disease, legion air's, and an outbreak in new york. there has been two deaths, and 30 cases in the new york city area of the legion air's disease. what should people know about it? >> legion air's is named after the american legion's. it came to attention during an american legion's conference where sa number of vets -- where
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a number of vets were infected. it's kind of older people infected those that have been smokers for many years. people with organ transplants, and it's transmitted through drinking water, contaminated with bacteria. >> where does it come from? where could it come from? >> they'll have to do a proper analysis of the pipes. one place i would think about in new york city is the water storage tanks. we need to look at that. >> three deaths were reported. one more today. this caused a lot of fear when the outbreak happened a couple of decades ago at least. what - how can - is there anything people can do to protect themselves? >> well that's precisely what is scary about it. in a sense, you don't have so much that you can do yourself. it's about, you know the person managing your building where you live. it's not like we ourselves, can clean the water supply coming to us. that's what is scary.
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you know i have to tell you i have patients coming in all the time with photos on the iphone showing the positions where they live asking for a doctor's note. unfortunately, this is not something that a resident with a building can tackle on their own. >> good to see you again hillary clinton got a clean bill of health her doctor announcing she's physically fit to serve as president and the affects of concussion in 2012 had been resolved. the medical report came with a wave of other disclosures, including previously unreleased tax returns and more emails from clinton's tenure as secretary of state. libby casey has more from washington. >> reporter: more than 1300 emails were released today showing life, day to day operations and the clinton operation of the state department. now, these emails show what it was like the day to day communications among her team. they come from 2009, early in her tenure at the state department.
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there's a lot of people positioning themselves for jobs and becomeing part of the team. there's not anything shocking revealing or insightful. there's a lot of redactions. state department officials say the emails were not classified at the time but contain confidential information so they've essentially been upgraded. a lot has been taken out and it contains things like personal information as people applied for jobs. >> if the emails don't tell us something new, why are they being released? >> this is the third trove to come out. former secretary clinton turned over 55 pages of emails. they are being released monthly. a court ordered the state department to turn over 15% a month. this month allotment fell short of a target. officials say that's because
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other departments were getting involved making sure no confidential information got out. this process took a while. it cams -- comes from the fact that hillary clinton while secretary of state used a private email connected to a server at her home in upstate new york. >> so they were not the only documents released. what else came out, and what we know about? >> the clintons released their tax returns dating back to when the last time hillary clinton ran for president. so it's eight years of returns. during that time they made nearly $140 million. they paid more than $40 million in federal taxes, $15 million went to charitable contributions. to give you a sense of how much the former secretary of state was earning the year that she stepped down from that position - 2013 - she took in there 10 million in speaker fees alone. >> not bad.
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later - what hillary clinton was doing today and how she ended up at the same event as republican jed bush. also - 15 years and nearly $400 billion later, the marines say the f-35 fighter jet is ready for combat. plus... >> i'm jake ward outside colorado where 43 cars and a train derailed and caught fire. this is in fact a training exercise - trying to tach firefighters -- teach firefighters across the country how to put out a big bad oil fire like this. this is the new normal. i'll explain more in a moment. moment.
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the u.s. marine corp has a new weapon. the f-35 fighter jet has been declared combat ready. it's called a major milestone. some military observers are skeptical. the national security correspondent jamie mcintyre is in washington. >> well john the mark against
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the f-35 is that after 14 years billions of dollars, and many problems that the plane was not ready to fight. today the marr in core declared -- marine corp declared after trials at sea, the plane passed with flying colours and they prepared it ready -- declared it ready for prime time. in a statement they said that the test results were excellent, the f-35 is capable of conducting close air support, offensive and defensive count air and air intro diction. air assault support. all the things that the marine corp said it needs. the marine corp version is the most expensive of the three different variants it has to take off and land vertically on to small helicopter carriers that carry marines and aircraft with them at sea. the milestone was greeted with
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skepticism, even among forkers of the military -- supporters of the military. john mccain issued a statement with qualified support, and in his statement he said: the reason the marine corp is the first to declare combat readiness is it's taking it before it has features operational, including a gun that has to be added at a future date to conduct close air support and upgrades to the software. the plane is so complicated, it's referred to as a flying computer. those shortcomings have prompted critics to say that this plane is not really ready for combat. an example, tom christy, a former pentagon weapon's test
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jor told sheila macvicar that this is in his words, a sham. >> the programme has been embarrassing. they are just at the point saying we are going to take whatever we get. >> the pentagon insists the f-35 programme is back on track after years of problems and they blame it on what was a serious miscalculation the idea that they could buy the plane while it was developed, test it and the bugs worked out. that violated a basic pentagon missive that you have to fly before you buy a weapon system, and this is the most expensive weapon system history, $400 billion to buy 2400 planes over the next 30 years. all right. thank you. we'll have more on the f-35 and the questions about its safety on "america tonight". that is at 10 o'clock eastern time tonight. first, there has been a rash of
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oil tanker derailments in the united states lately. the fires result and they are difficult to battle and many firefighters are unprepared. the new efforts under way to change that. science and technology correspondent jacob ward reports. >> reporter: this is what they are thinking about. a hellish derail. urn fightable fire -- unfightable fire. 43 cars oil tankers and accordians together in flames firefighters arriving without the know how or equipment to stop it. >> at that point we create something that will not reclose. don't ever push down on these vacuum breakers. >> reporter: for the last two years more than 10,000 firefighters from across the country have gone through this intense and technical training. >> we take it to the next step which is the real-life hands on - as real as we can get it
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training. >> they are preparing to deal with a new threat. north american crude oil. newly pulled from the ground. rolling through american towns. >> fighting a fire like this is not like fighting a structure fire. you can't come in and spray it at the flames you need a special foam to have effect on the flames and our average fire department would not have the foam. you need a special technique, if you spray the foam at the flame, you spread it. they learn about banking it off one car or dropping it from above or bringing it in as a bounce pass involving it in to smoother. the cars are part of the risk the dot cars are vulnerable to accidents. now the board of transportation is replacing them with a dot 117
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model. they may not solve the problem. we are asking for a thermal blanket to wrap around the tankers. providing time for firefighters. fracking means oil train fires are the normal. in july 2013, 47 people died in lack mann tyke when cars exploded levelling 30 buildings. the u.s. will see 10 train fires a year for the next 20 years, there has been four fires in 2015 including a derailment in march, in illinois. no one was hurt but the fire burnt for nearly two days.
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bnsf the railcarier, is sponsoring this training. >> bnsf is positioning experts all around our network in the event of an incident. >> depending on you know where the incident occurs we have them within you know less than 100 miles. this requires special equipment, and instead, oftentimes the role of firefighters to get everyone out of the one mile blast radius, to get out of there, report what they are seeing - it's not until a specialised crew run by the railroad itself gets to the fire that any actual firefighting gets done. >> if you were left to your own devices and can only do what your equipment allows you to do. what would you do - on evacuation? >> try to cool it down and wait. >> we have two rail roads running through the center.
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we hope we never have to deal with anything like this our department could not handle something like this on our hoin. >> and coming up next on the broadcast - thousands of cases investigated. few convictions - why federal hate crime prosecutions had limited success. >> plus presidential hopefuls at the urban league conference how they are trying to connect with african-american voters. voters.
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hi everyone this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. crime and punish the - dylann roof pleads not guilty to hate crime charges. why his lawyer says the accused mass murderer almost pleaded guilty on the stump. white house hopefuls speak at a major civil rights gathering, how the issue of race could reshape the race for 2016 riding high - one of the world's biggest ferris wheels
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coming to new york is it a gimmick or a new chance for a long-overlooked part of the city plus little anthony. he got a start as a teenager now he's sharing his story in a new book. one on one with an r&b legend the man accused in the charleston church murders pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges today. 21-year-old dylann roof left the federal court house in charleston after his arraignment, charged it killing nine people at an historic black church last month. his lawyers say dylann roof wants to plead guilty but not until prosecutors decide if they will seek the death penalty. he faces state charges, but not for hate crimes. south carolina is one of five states without a hate crime statute. the federal law could make a difference in this case, but since the law was adopted in
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2009, its success has been limited. >> randall pinkston has more. >> the federal grand jury in south carolina has returned a 33 count indictment against dylann roof. charging him with federal hate crimes ... >> reporter: even though dylann roof faces the possibility of the death penalty on state charges, attorney-general loretta lynch decided his alleged violence against african-american was spo extreme he should face federal penalties. >> this federal hate crime law prohibits using a dans weapon to cause injury or attempting to do so on the basis of race or colour. the shepherd-bird act was inacted to vicinitied kate the harms -- vindicate the harms caused by racially motivated violence. >> reporter: the acts was a response to the murders of two men, matthew shepherd killed because he was gay, and james
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bird, an african-american dragged to his death by three white soup rem sifts. >> the -- supremacists. >> the 2009 act enabled prosecutors to say when an act is motivated by violence against a class we can charge them in a federal. prosecution the victims were two classes covered by the federal hate crimes act. engaged in religious activity and a racial minor city. civil rights attorney says prosecutors will use dylann roof's words and actions to convince the jury to convict. >> this is an easier prosecution, because he left behind a manifesto right before he went and committed the acts he's accused of committing in which he spelled out his annie muss against african-american in 2013 the fbi tracked nearly 6,000 hate crime incidents, about half were racially motivated, a fifth for
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sexual orientation and a fifth for religion. federal hate crime prosecutions had limited success. since the law past in 200 # signaturors -- 2009 investigators referred 2,000 cases to the department of justice. 39 were prosecuted with 29 you convictions. as a practical matter if dylann roof is convicted on federal charges, it may not increase his punish the. both federal and sit prosecutors could pursue the death penalty. it's believed that federal hate crime prosecutions sends a message. >> we bring the cases because of a recognition that it's akin to terrorism, in which the actor is not only attacking the individual that they choose to hurt they are attacking a community. that really threatens to bring social instability. >> state and federal prosecutors pursue their cases smument anniously against dylann roof charleston has been filled
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with heartache since the killings. nowhere more than at emanuel a.m.e. church but with that pain a remarkable spirit of forgiveness. morgan radford has that. >> reporter: here we are in the heart of emanuel a.m.e. church weeks after a massacre rocked this community. it's clear the communicatee here is making obvious strides to move forward, whilst still acknowledging they are in the heart of their own grieving process. but, they say, it's only by coming back here to where it all began that they'll find the strength to start anew. >> reporter: as you walk up to emanuel a.m.e. you see the pain and the dozens of cards and teddy bears left to honour nine shot and killed. it doesn't stop worshippers taking their sunday seat. >> i never feared coming back into the building. i can't allow satan to take over my house. no i'm staying here. >> reporter: this is it pastor
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the man chosen to lead emanuel a.m.e. taking the reins of clementa pinckney. >> it was important, we wanted to send a message that evil will not triumph over our faith. >> he now, more than ever wants people to feel open. >> love trumps late. that is a message not only for emanuel in charleston, but the world. >> that love was on display when the shooter made a court appearance and in a remarkable moment members of the church came forward one after the other and forgave him. >> you hurt me. you hurt a lot of people. but god forgive you, and i forgive you. >> we are going to make it through this. but they are not going to get it. >> at 81 and 83 years old. doris and ruby have been
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life-long members of the church since the day they were born. they find it interesting that the world is so xapt vated by the for -- captivated by the forgiveness that defines their church. >> it would be hard to come to this church every sunday angry, when you see people on the balcony, you don't know these people. >> has it been more crowded since the incident? >> yes, we have never seen he is people before. they couldn't understand how we could come number and sing and have worship, scriptures. it's unbelievable that we are not falling apart. >> reporter: in fact they held together because where their fate was tested they say, their endurance grew. >> i cannot imagine having people who i know prayed with sat along side of killed and turn around in the same day forgive. why have you all been able to do that? >> spiritual. >> because we believe in the
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word taught to us. when you are unforgiving, it's like taking poison and expecting the other person to die. if you forgive, you are freeing yourself. >> we have to do more than collect the offer. >> reporter: and that forgiveness is what this community says is critical for moving forward. >> it's better with god than without god. and that's our faith at this much fresh hurt fresh pain fresh tears. this too, shall pass. we are growing stronger because of it two university of cincinnati police officers at the screen of a deadly police shooting will not be charged. the officers were provided bag up when officer ray tensing killed an unarmed black driver. he is pleading not guilty to
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murder charges. prosecutors say he lied about being dragged by the car. police body cam shows that did not happen. official statements from the other officers matched the video the issue of race in america was front and center in florida. several presidential hopefuls spoke at the urban league conference taking the stage in front of a largely trent merrin audience, and wasted -- african-american audience and wasted little time taking shots at one another. david shuster has more. >> reporter: at the national urban league conference and with jed bush ready to address, hillary clinton opened fire. >> i don't think you can credibly say that everyone has a right to rise then say you are phasing out medicare or for repealing obama care. >> reporter: right to rise is the name. jed bush super pact and in case anyone milled clinton's swipe, she repeated the play on words. >> and you cannot sirls talk
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about -- seriously talk about the right too rise and support laws that deny the right to vote. >> reporter: the attack appeared to take the bush campaign by surprise jed bush avoided mention of clinton or any counterattack. instead, in his speech he focused on the african-american audience. . >> i know that there are unjust barriers to opportunity and mobility in this country. >> a spokesman for jed bush did not hold back sponding to clinton and a state on twitter he said: another bush spokesperson added: line palestine mr bush said he intends to reach beyond g.o.p. constituencies, and his appearance in front of the african-american organization underscored his effort. >> in politics support begins in friendship and fellowship.
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>> the squirmish between bush and cloind was a preview of the 2016 election an election where the african-american vote could be crucial, and for clinton, the scuffle here may have been by design. polls suggest favour ability among democratic primary voters are dropping concern over honesty are growing. by showing a willingness or eagerness to target a leading republican in his home state, clinton's standing in her own party could improve. clinton's top rival, "borderland" also spoke at the event, bernie sanders also spoke at this event -- it is worse today than at any time since 1928. >> martin o'mallee addressed the audience as well citing a record of helping
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african-americans, while serving as mayor. >> in our party we have a lot of good candidates that make progressive promises, a lot talking about criminal justice reform. i have done it. >> on the republican side. neurocertain ben carlson was the only candidate to accept the urban league's invitation. >> we have the ability within the black community to do enormous things on our i know. we don't have to wait for someone else. >> reporter: in a political world it was a day dominated by clinton versus bush. if hillary clinton is accused of attacking first, she managed to get democrats at least for now to think about her in a general election fight, instead of the increasingly competitive battle for her party's nomination basil smikal was a senior aid to hillary clinton during her first senate campaign and the executive director of new york state's democratic party yip. he is in the studio.
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welcome. >> thank you. >> the optics of jed bush and african-american ben carson from the republican side no one else - can you explain that. >> it sometimes they are smart politicians, because they release that this is an important vote. >> there's 149 other republicans, where were they? >> my guess is they have chalked up the african american vote in the loss column for them. that is it important. there are key issues obviously, like police brutality, the gutting of voting acts by the supreme court, and it's about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, looks like they are issues they are not prepared to talk about. we shouldn't be surprised that hillary clinton went after jed bush, but should we really assume that jed bush and going to be the nominee for the republic. if you don't assume that he'll be the nominee, he's probably the toughest opponent. why not push out the elbows and
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take a few jabs. the reality is you are in front of on audience that wants to see you hit a little hard. >> hillary clinton came out of the blocks today, and in the last several weeks donald trump or sanders has been getting the attention, specifically bernie sanders. is he - what threat does he pose to the person you used to work for, hillary clinton? >> well they are both talking about the same issues in a similar way. i think the threat that bernie sanders may pose is that he has been getting a lot of momentum. if you think back to sort of the howard dean days back to 2004, you had young people coming together. i think obama captured that. there may be momentum or enthusiasm deficit now, after eight years of obama, not because of the president, but a lot of attacks against him that diminished people making them
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uncomfortable with politics. the key is to get the enthusiasm up. seems bernie sanders is doing it. >> he's talking about income equality, and punching at hillary clinton, when he talks about being close to big money. the republicans talk about benghazi in the emails and now joe biden, it seems, might still be considering running for president of the united states. >> that would be very very interesting, and clearly it would shake everything up. you know i think bernie is a great candidate. i don't know if he's a strategist. in terms of winning caucus dates and so on going forward. he is clearly winning the populous battle so to speak. >> good to see you, thank you very much. >> there were celebrations in china, beijing will be the first city to host the summer and winter olympic games. the chinese capital beat kazakhstan for the honour of
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hosting the 2022 olympic games. the international olympic committee says it chose beijing, because it was a safe bet. it has most of the infrastructure from the 2008 olympics. human rights groups criticized the decision. in london closing arguments in the inquiry into the ailed assassination of a secret agent. it centers around former kgb spy turned british intelligence collaborator dying from radiation poisoning. paul brennan has more from the royal courts of justice. >> reporter: doctors treating alexander lich van yenningo were initially mystified by his symptoms. when samples were analysed was the condition revealed. he injested polonium 2010. the task of the u.k. inquiry is to establish how and why lit ven yenningo was poisoned with a
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rare and specialised isotope. he was a former kgb man and fled russia and became a critic of vladimir putin. he was recruited by mi6. inquiry saidized of international esbioning. >> they will need to consider whether lit ven yango sustained attacks in general or whether vladimir putin or the kgb could have had a kecksz with his death. >> reporter: the evidence is focussed on two. a pair that travelled to london to meet lit vein yenningo. there was a trail of activities at their hotels and meeting places. at november 1st, at millennium lit ven i don't knowingo meant them again and drank the dose in a cup of tea. three weeks later, he was dead. lugovay was honoured by the kremlin, sitting in the russian
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parliament. >> we suggest that the evidence is clear, that lit ven yenningo was murdered through the ingestion of polonium 2010 on 16 october 2006 and first november 2006. luco voi and can'ton poisoned him. >> reporter: the radioactive poisoning of alexander lit vein yenningo was described as a military attack a state-sponsored killing of barbarianism, using a substance endangering the lives of thousands. and set the tone for the deteriorating relations between the west and russia since. >> lit ven yenningo's widow welcomed the inquiry, but is realistic. >> i believe vladimir putin will not change a decision not to extradite or change the constitution. it's something that must happen in russia to change the decision
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of extradition. >> reporter: alexander lit vein yango's body had to be buried in a coffin. after closing submissions the final conclusions of the lift vein yango inquiry will be published this year to costa rica a multi-million debt payment is expected and they like lick will default. >> the island made a $169 million today, but that is $158 million tomorrow, and can't afford it. tomorrow we put costa rica's economy in focus and how the outlook from the mainland is worsening it and how costa rica is treated differently to states and has different rules. the white house said it is unlikely to bail out porto rico. >> see you next hour.
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next on this broadcast - the view from above. the first person report on what will be the largest ferris wheel in the world. plus little anthony, the rock'n'roll hall of famer talks about hearing his first hit song on the radio. and why he's having more fun today.
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>> don't try this at home. >> "techknow" - where technology meets humanity. only on al jazeera america. the voice is unmistakable the hits unforgettable "tears on my pillow", "going out of my head head" to name a couple. i spoke with little anthony about the stories behind the song racism and personal tragedy. we began with the name. >> they took "tears of my pillow", to be played by wins wins. ♪ you don't remember me ♪
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♪ but i remember you ♪ . >> there was a man, a huge disc jockey. and they played it for him. he said that's a great voice for that girl that girl can sing and they said that's not a girl it's a gip. he said me must be little. what is his na.. they said anthony. >> little anthony. ♪ tears on my pillow ♪ >> reporter: tears on my pillow "hurt so bad" [ singing ] >> reporter: "going out of my head"... [ singing ] >> reporter: did you imagine those songs would leave for five decades and beyond. >> that i did. not "tears on my pillow", i did it earlier, i was young, i
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doesn't know. there was something about going out of my head. something special here. ♪ reaching so badly ♪ ♪ i can't think of anything but you ♪ >> reporter: you said when we were wrong you are the imperials and i squandered so much. had the wrong managers made wrong moves, got ripped off and caught up in celebrity. how did it happen? >> that's the way it was. you had had kids out of brooklyn none were rocket scientists, we didn't have the proper representation. we weren't unique. everyone at that tie were - i would say 90% never were paid what they were supposed to. >> reporter: in this book you talk about things that were
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personal, not always flattering. was that tough to do? >> yes. >> i told a story about my son, 26 year old kid that died because he was mixed up - he played football. he was injured a lot. he started taking the pain pills and all that and i remember that he - he had a child, and he tried to hide from linda and i, my wife. we found out about it. the child was about 2 years old. we said what's going on what is this? and getting on him to bet the typical father i'll show him how to do things. i remember he ran up the surveyors and turned around and says "why can't you just love me?" looking back now i wish i could do it again. but i can't. i can't do it. there were many stories like that. my time with the civil rights movement. and being down there at a time
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when you are 18. i had though see collett white, this, that. >> travelling to the south. >> yes. >> you were going through your exciting career when the country was going through a revolution. >> absolutely. >> right in the middle of it. >> you experienced it first hand. how much was race injected into careers of young african-americans like yourself? >> big time. you are aware of it from day one. others tem you what is -- tell you what is expected. it was difficult for me in the south. i was way out of my l. i'd go back south today. same places i went that i felt humiliated, and now i accept it. >> i'll be waiting there on the outside looking in the book is called little anthony, my journey, my destiny. it's a pleasure to meet you. >> it's my pleasure thank you for having me.
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>> the book is on sale now. now, to a ferris wheel, the tallest ferris wheel. headed to the big apple. miles from downtown manhattan n an area rarely explored by tourists. authorities and city officials are betting big on the new york wheem. the president and c.e.o. explains why in tonight stds first person -- tonight's first person report. >> the new york wheel is a 630 observation wheel that we are placing on new york harbour. >> the northside will feature an attraction unlike any other in new york still, it will be unlike we think, any other on the plan it. it will be a ferris wheel, not just any. the tall is observation wheel in the world. >> one of my partners came up with the idea. a number of people had been looking at putting a wheel on new york harbour based on the success of the london eye. it will be on the north shore of
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staten island adjacent to the ferry terminal. it will give a view of the harbour from the working harbourside of the harbour, to the statue of liberty, the downtown skyline, we'll be the largest in the world when we are built. it will be a marvellous 360 degree view. we broke ground at the end of may this year. it's scheduled as a 38 minute ride, more or less it will cost riders $35 for a ride for an adult for a regular ticket. it's hard to do a project like this and not have it be personal. what i hope first is that it stands as a symbol for all the things that are great about new york and america at such an important location where people can be inspired by looking at the statue of liberty and the commerce that takes place in new york harbour. this will be something that both my team and i and, quiet
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frankly, all the people of new york and all the people of staten island will feel proud of. >> and the ferris with wheel is expected to create 1,000 jobs. that's the programme. thank you for watching. i'm john seigenthaler. antonio mora is next. ext.
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