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new orleans. >> our big take away is new orleans is on a good track, but the job is not done here. >> techknow investigates 10 years after katrina. >> this is al jazeera america, live in new york city. i'm tony harris. visitors targeted in a bombing in ban come. cock. hundreds -- bangkok. hundreds of rab jis speak out in support of the iran deal supporters say the ruling from the national relations board is a setback, not a
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we began in thailand where it's daybreak. the government promising to do all it can to find those responsible for the deadly bombing. 19 were killed, more than 100 injured. the blast occurred near a hindu shrine, one of the popular tourist sections. veronica pedrosa has more from bangkok. with the fire from the explosion still burning, there was a separate race to reach survivors, as the emergency services moved, police tried to secure the area. a bomb exploded minutes before. and closed-circuit television shows the moment fear struck in the heart of bangkok, with people running for their live. the bomb went off close to the
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hindu shrine. twisted metal and debris strewn across the street. several foreigners among those known to have died. >> i rushed to the scene after i heard the explosion. it destroyed motorbikes and body parts around. >> reporter: survivors were rushed to hospital. government officials say those behind the attack were trying to destroy thailand's economy and tourism industry. no group claimed responsibility for this. the thai government is scrambling to deal with the crisis. it may present the biggest security threat to the government, who took power 15 months ago in a coup, saying he wanted to bring security at a time of political turmoil. it is just after 6 in the
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morning in thailand and we are looking live at the shrine in the heart of bangkok, the or cordoned off. police are on the scene investigating the bombing, and the location, of course, of the explosion seems deliberate. the shrine is at the heart of one of an bangkok's main shopping areas. it's one of several built near a commercial building, and shopping centers in the thai capital. it is technically a hindu shrine, but is popular with ethnic chinese tourists. many pray at the shrine, it's believed to have mystical powers. rescue teams spotted wreckage of a plane that crushed in the mountains, it went down in a rugged area of the papua province. the fate on those on board is unclear. it carried half a million in
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cash. to offset a spike in fuel prices. a tax against civilians in syria has been condemned. the statement coming hours after 100 were killed after government dropped bombs on a marketplace in duma. zeina khodr has more. >> reporter: the plane dropped the bomb in a crowded marketplace. it is an all-too familiar scene for the people of the of rebel strong hold of duma. the town is targeted by syrian government air strikes, but the attack was worst yet. civil defense workers and others gathered at the site of the explosion to move the wounded when more air raids hit. more than 100 were killed, dozens wounded. doctors at the field hospital struck -- struggled to help those that survived. many critically injured. the victims were civilians,
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women and children among them. the syrian observatory called the attacks a massacre carried out deliberately. syrian state media didn't mention the attacks, but the air force carried out strikes in duma, targetting the headquarters of the rebel group, the islam army. >> a day earlier the group announced an offensive against government forces and captured an army base. fighting around the capital escalated in recent days. duma has been out of government control for years, but the military controls the skies. and civilians, more often than not have been targeted. this is at the doorstep of the government's seat of power. that is why sunday's attacks are seen as a message to the people of the area, that the government will consider them responsible for the actions of the opposition
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there were funerals for 19 people killed in a suicide bombing on sunday, taking place. the interior ministry of punjab was among those killed. it led a campaign to wipe out armed groups in the area. nicole johnson reports from the scene of the attack. >> this man blew himself up in a home on a quiet sunday afternoon. he used to be in the military. last year he was interior minister for punjab province, his job to secure the province, and dismantle groups linked to the taliban and al qaeda. it made him enemies. >> he was able to retain the occurrence of terror attacks in punjab. they were under threat, the south was under threat. so he was able to rest hundreds and hundreds in the last year or so. >> the killing of the minister is significant.
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it's a direct attack on pakistan against armed group in punjab province. he was leading the campaign, there were direct threats on his wife. to be hit in his home village suggests a failure of security. >> it has become a base for armed groups, causing violence. one of the most powerful, lashkar. six weeks ago its leader and two sons were killed. the armed group says the attack that killed the minister was revenge. >> he was running the security app ape rat as -- apparatus of a problem representing 110 million, half the population of pakistan. he was in charge of security of the law and order. when he paled over and was blown up. the message from australia to
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pakistan to india, that something is wrong and terrorism is not under control. >> people from the government and military are arriving at the village to pay their respects. he was regarded as one of the few ministers capable of standing up to armed groups. >> i cannot see anyone who has the courage to fight against the terrorist groups. >> the government in punjab has not ape nounsed who will take over from hunter. it is likely to prove difficult to find candidates for a job with serious risk the earthquakes and its chemical weapons watchdog is concerned by reports that i.s.i.l. is using chemical weapons in iraq. last week i.s.i.l. was said to use chemical weapons. the iraqi government is being
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asked for more information. u.s. officials told "the wall street journal" that i.s.i.l. is planning to use mustard gas. the u.s. will receive the number of intelligence. jamie mcintyre joins us from the bent gone. >> drones which at the pentagon are known as rpvs, remotely piloted vehicles are the weapon of joys for u.s. around the world. they release eskimo positions in syria. what they don't routinely say is in the cockpit videos, rarely is anyone in the cockpit. the u.s. uses a lot of drones in syria u because they have active air defenses. the drones don't just attack it, they have a spy mission, doing
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intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, where they loiter over the battlefield for a long period of time and get a picture of what is happening on the ground. when n.a.t.o.'s top commander visited earlier this year. the competition is fierce. fierce that people have a command for unblinking eyes in the sky. >> i.s. r is always short. yes, i could use more i.s. r. i understand the calculus by which it has been apportioned at the way it's been apportioned. the airport runs most of the drones for the united states. it can field 60 to 65 flights. the pentagon would like to increase that by a third over four years, so the airports would do 60 flight a day. there are 10 to 20 drones flown by the army, 10 for special
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operations, and another 10 that is unnamed surveillance planes from contractors. that requires the u.s. to build drones, training drone pilots. they are a bargain compared to manned flights. take the m 9 raper, $40 million, the s 35 stealth fighter, $134 million. it prompted the navy secretary to say that this will be the new normal. the navy secretary said: there was push back on that from the air force who sees a future for manned planes as well. >> that's quite a statement. >> jamie mcintyre for us at the pentagon, thank you.
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>> north western university suffered a major defeat off the field. the wildcats trying to become first to unionize the national relations boardeneded their efforts. diane eastabrook is live in chicago. what does this mean for wildcats? >> it's really interesting. what the board did was dismiss a petition to organise, but didn't say whether the student athletes are employees. that could open the door to another unionizing effort down the road north-west football players said joining the college athletes players' association would give them more bargaining power over scholarships and benefits. but they said doing so would not promote stability. response was swift. the president said this was not a loss, but it is a loss of
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time, delaying players securing the leverage they need to protect themselves from traumatic break-in injuries, sports injuries, other gaps and protections. kain coulter who let the fight tweeted: north-western said it was pleased with the decision, stating: the players petitioned for union representation inn of last year -- in january of last year, but the union argued that they were not employees, but could into the organise. a regional nnrb said they were employees, and gave the go ahead
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for an election in spring. players cast ballots, the votes from locked away for a review. although the application was denied, is it did not determine whether the scholarship athletes were employees. it was said that a large group may have better luck organising. >> from an ecological standpoint it would be more like all football players in a conference, or all football players in division one. there's a lot of legal reasons why some of that could get messy. some have labour laws getting in the way of that. >> players have scored a victory by shining a light on rigid n.c.a.a. rules. in a statement the association said:
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even if there isn't another organising effort. he thinks what it might do is give the athletes a seat at the table with the university. >> diane eastabrook, many feel it's a matter of time. diane eastabrook for us in chicago. several former n.f.l. players want at federal court to throw out a $1 billion settlement. the n.f.l. are accused of hiding the risk of concussion. the deal covering more than 1,000 players is unfair, excluding players diagnosed with a condition including repeated blows to the head americans pride themselves on being hard working, how much work is too much. donald trump's policy ultimate. his plan for immigration, and why some worn it ignores the constitution.
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well, we should tell you this, the number of people affected which an i.r.s. computer breach is three times higher than reported. 334,000 people had information stolen from its website. the i.r.s. said in may that the breach was part of a scheme to
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use stolen identities to claim fraudulent gas refunds. the ir is the is notifying all victims. there was a profile of, coming from eye-opening accounts for work practices they were subjected to. current employees, mid level managers. c.e.o. came out denying deplorable treatment of its white collar workforce. for more on the debate, let's bring in ali velshi. >> tony, do you love your job? >> yes. >> do you care about your employer? have they made you cry, and has any of this matter. the "new york times" magazine story was eye opening, remarkable. it made amazon seem like a horrible nasty mean place to
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work, where, worked endless hours, they didn't care if you were sick, had cancer, family. they sent you emails all hours of the day, if you didn't respond they'd send you texts inviting you. portalless to criticised another worker to a boss. there has been rebuttals. it comes down to what is the obligation of the company to employees, and some who say this goes back to the industrial revolution, that we give our employees a pay check. as long as we get paid we don't want to hear your griping or care. in silicon valley we here about googing and skate boards and they cook you lunch and you have time off to think about ideas. that is where this comes into contention. is amazon good tore bad.
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jeff baso says if the stuff in that article is true: line lib i believe anyone working in a company like the one in "new york times" would be crazy to stay. i know i would leave such a company. that is interesting, except that amazon is different to that some of these employees know. >> i can't wait to hear what you do on that. what else is on the programme tonight? >> water. we are diving into the water problems, and how one big company is marketing an expensive solution to achieve water security. taking salt out of the water. you wouldn't think this would be controversial. tell you about it tonight. >> thank you, good to see you, brother. watch ali velshi "on target", here on al jazeera america
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it's summer, for many it means vacation. americans seem to take a lot less time off than they used to, researchers warn it's costing american workers. jennifer london explains. >> reporter: you may not be surprised to hear that americans are using less vacation time than before. you may be one of those people choosing to log long hours at the office, instead of the beech. there's a cost to unused vacation time, and it's huge. >> according to a travel industry trade group u.s. companies owe employees the equivalent to 224 billion. to put it into perspective, that's half of the size of the current federal deficit. it's 24 times the revenue of the n.f.l. there's more. 52.4 billion, that's what employees like you are
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forfeiting each year in other earned benefits. a third of paid vacation days disappear. they can't be rolled over because of use it or lose it policies. >> david bowman is a human resources consultant hard at work, looking forward to time off next month. >> why do americans leave so much unused vacation time on the table? >> first of all, they are afraid of backstabbing, if i take vacation time, what will happen, who will take my job. what will happen. they may be up for promotion or raise, and don't want it to look as though they are lazy, not productive or something. >> here is what is harder to calculate. the human toll. bowman says america's work centric culture created a society of burnt out worker bees. if you don't take time out. you begin to float. you don't have the edge, the
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creative edge. that engaged edge. they don't call it in h.r. engaged. they were not interested. their passion is no longer there. their effectiveness drops down. >> by comparison, european employees. appear to have no qualms to take advantage of any and all time off. workers in france are given 30 vacation days and report using all of them. same goes for employees in denmark, germany and spain. >> in europe it's mandated, here it's not. company possess say well, it's -- company's say "well, it's not something we have to do." for the good of the employees family, the company should encourage taking vacation. >> with a few like this who wouldn't
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nice. republican front-runner donald trump stopped the campaign trail to report for jury duty. heap was not selected for a trial. trump joined opponents in iowa. for a tail about his would-be presidential agenda, david shuster has more. >> reporter: in another sign donald trump is campaigning to win the republican front runner offering policy details on his signature issue, illegal immigration. on "meet the press", he said all undocumented immigrants should be deported. >> they have to go. >> what if they have no place to go? >> we work with them. we either have a country or not. >> reporter: he rolled out construction of a wall along the border much mexico. making mexico pay for it.
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ends to birth right citizenship of children of undocumented immigrants, strengthening of the immigration. >> i love this country and want to make it great. it's not going to be great if we go the way we go. >> reporter: he said it would not be easy, deporting all illegal immigrants requires finding and removing 11 million people, and deporting children born in the united states because their parents arrived illegally would contravene citizenship codes in the american constitution. this weekend trump raised eyebrows with this. >> who do you talk to with military advice? >> i watch shows. >> he means the sunday public affairs shows which feature former diplomats, retired generals and military analyst. on sunday one show featured carley fiorina, a rival
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candidate. >> it's not clear that donald trump is a republican, based on a willingness to run a third bid and some of the positions he's taking. >> all comes as the challenges pile up in the democratic front runner clinton. the state department told a federal judge that more than 300 emails from hillary clinton's private account were 5% of her emails processed, have been flagged as having classified information. in iowa friday, clinton dismissed the controversy as partisan games. >> it's not about emails or servers either. it's about politics. >> reporter: maybe so, but it's still hurting her. some polls indicate a majority of registered democrats view her as dishonest. amongst democrats nation wide, the latest fox newspoll found
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clinton ahead of sanders. last month it was 59-19. >> it's not an agenda i believe can bring people together. when we do that, we'll win the election easily. >> and in election campaigns momentum matters. right now it's with bernie sanders on the left, and on the right momentum with detailed oriented donald trump next, supporting the iran deal. a former army general speaks out about the controversial letter he signed in favour of the agreement. and getting back to normal. how water-affected communities are recovering.
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when congress returns to washington next month lawmakers take up the iran nuclear agreement. critics say it allows iran to develop nuclear weapons, if approved by congress, iran's supreme leader says it would not clear the way for increased u.s. influence in the country. >> translation: it is not definite will it will be accepted or rejected here or
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there. their intentions was to find a way to infiltrate the islamic republic, we blocked this way and shall block it for good. >> iran's parliament and supreme council are expected to review the deal. william nash is a retired army general, one of dozens of retired military officials, sending out an open letter in support of the iran nuclear deal. i asked general nash why he felt the agreement was the best way to stop iran obtaining a nuclear weapon? >> i think in that case i came to it based on the fact that we have established a time frame, 10 to 15 years where it's reasonab reasonably - it's reasonable to assume that iran cannot make significant progress towards a
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nuclear weapon, it is my hope that in that time, other actions, other behavioural norms by both the united states, our european allies, and iran will lead to subsequent agreements on broader issues, and that we can step back from potential confrontation. i would also tell you, i'm convinced the inspector regime would work. we now know that the inspection regime in iraq worked because it told us that he did not - that saddam did not have nuclear weapons, therefore, i think, this time around will be better at detection. >> do you slayer -- share israel's and general petraeus's
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additional resources by lifting sanctions will go to fuel proxy battles in the middle east? >> you know, i don't know. it steams to me, as i -- seems to me as a look at iran, there's riding expectations on the part of iranian people for a better quality of life. i think the leaders of the country will be hard pressed to divert many resources to not improving the quality of life of their citizens. and as we have seen in cuba. there's a potential for business. there's a potential for interchange, and there's a potential for diplomacy to grow over time. number one, we are strong enough and capable enough to deal with circumstances that may be troublesome, and it would be better to pursue a path of peace
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and development. >> so i think you'll like this. yesterday we learnt 340 rabbis are urging congress to support the nuclear deal with iran, and one of those rabbis is a retired navy rear admiral harold cover tonne, a cosignatory to this open letter, and he was asked why he supported the deal. let me read it to you. i know that you support this
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sentiment. but i'm going to ask you for a second to put yourself in the shoes of the israeli government. do you understand the reticence. in fact, there's strong disagreement with this agreement has been expressed by the israeli government in the voice of the prime minister binyamin netanyahu. u first of all to the rabbi you cited, i say hoorah. it makes me proud. i'm sorry it's become in some people's find a jewish none jewish issue. i look at it as a political military issue. prime minister binyamin netanyahu seems - well, he's the same fellow that told us if we
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attacked iraq, the middle east would be in great shape today. so his wisdom and judgment is not one na i put a lot of countenance into. and i know that there are many people within the israeli government and citizens that see this as a positive step forward, and as a nuclear power itself, i think israel needs to be very careful, especially the prime minister of israel needs to be very careful about pronouncements and interfering with american politics general nash, a pleasure to speak with you. thank you so much for your time. >> thank you an american journalist in gaol in iran for more than a year is expected to find his fate. jason reseigh an was "the washington post" chief. he denies the charges. he was tried in secret.
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a final hearing last week. a verdict will be announce the by the end of the week. for the -- announced bit the end of the week active duty is called in to help firefighters battle firefighters. 200 troops are mobilized from tacoma washington. the fire in that state burnt 5,000 acres, nearly 50 structures destroyed, 1500 evacuated. kevin is here. the weather has to cooperate. we need a little more - the winds have to die down. >> the winds have to die down. >> more humidity. >> and temperatures come down. we are in the middle of wildfire season. >> no question. >> this has been an extraordinary wildfire season to begin with. 80 are burning on the western sea board. i'll take you up towards parts of washington, because of the fire we are talking about, the
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reach fire, here is here on google earth. you can see how big assist, talking about 56,000 acres, an increase of 2% from yesterday. there's no containment on the fire. it's a big problem. there'll be no rain in the forecast. temperatures expected to be 89 to 90 as we go to max, which is in a few hours. humidity now, we are talking about 20% in that area. so it's very, very low. what we need to watch is thunder storms pushing through. not bringing rain, but bringing the lightening that starts the fires, it's very, very dangerous. this is what it looks like today. in the area of washington, we are talking air quality that is very bad because of the smoke across the region, that fire and others. some of the more prime areas that we could watch is down towards parts over to montana as
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well as out there to parts of oregon. we'll watch it through the evening and tomorrow. forecasts for the rest of the month is bad. >> boy, oh, boy. appreciate it. thank you for the update. it's been two weeks since $3 million gallons of toxic waste water flooded into the river. e.p.a. contractors claim they were working on an abandoned mine when it was released. they say the quality is back to normal. some residents are not sure. jacob ward is liver in durango -- live in durango. >> it's yord to come to this -- extraordinary to come to this place which two weeks ago saw a vivid surge of this stuff that came o through the anna muss river carrying lead, cadmium, waste products from a mine 60 miles up stream.
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now it seems normal. people are fishing, you see rafters and kayakers go buy. the life of the community is the river. people are eager to get back to it. what is extraordinary is to talk to the fishermen and scientists and hear how used to the question of the safety of mines, and the leakage of bad stuff out of those mines, how used to it they have become. here is how a leading group here described the trouble that they have seen over the years. >> hundreds of thousands of fines, and the next still is waiting to happen in a community near you. until we address the problem and provide a mechanism to add capacity to the few that can do the mine clean-ups, we have missed the mark. >> the difficulty is the
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organization, mining, fishermen and all the stakeholders can't get involved in large-scale clean-up of the mine. there's a few instruments. the problem is that leaves scientists with few ways of addressing the problem beyond occasional testing of it. i've been speaking with researchers, local research institution trying to establish this for a baseline. we are not seeing acute effects, fish dying instantaneously. what we see is a long-term need for monitoring that is unsexy and very expensive. >> and so in one respect this spill was a good thing. our water quality has been going down because of heavy metal concentrations increasing, yet we haven't had a lot of action. i hope this will cat lies actions. but without addressing it, then i would expect the heavy metal
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levels to go up... >> if there were another incident like this, there would not be an instantaneous light going off saying it happens again. it requires the visual queue of this stuff coming down the river to understand it, and now the question is doing long-term signs to understand chronic effects. >> jacob ward for us in durango colorado. appreciate it. the white house launched an initiative to battle heroin addiction, it concentrates on treating addicts, rather than arresting them. heroin use doubled over the past decade. the 13 million plan would increase treatment for users, and help fight heroin trafficking, along with a rise in heroin use, comes an increase in deaths from heroin overdoses, sara hoy has been investigating that part of the story for us. >> across the country heroin use is up.
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in 2013, more than 8,000 die. many seeking a high laced with a potent ingredient. we went in search of answers, and met a director. the director of the center for substance abuse research. >> unfortunately many start out being prescribed an opiate for their pain, that they may need. for some reason they take more when they no longer need it and are dependent on a prescription of opiates. at that point, they realise that it's cheaper to get heroin, and easier to get heroin. according to the d.e.a., the heroin is laced with fentan ol. a powerful narcotic. also to treat severe pain associated with cancer. fentan ol is being used for two reasons, one is it gets into the
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brain rapidly, and it's so potent that small quant dis are needed to -- quantities are needed to produce the same high. many drug dealers push the product as being an intense high. they use fentanyl to improve the potency of their product that they are selling. how much more potent would it be? >> it's on the order of 20 times more potent than heroin and you can see more of sara hoy's reporting tuesday through friday on "america tonight", 10:00p.m. eastern. >> in detroit criminal charges have been filed for the father of a boy who shot a 3-year-old playmate. prosecutors say the weapon was not properly stored. jonathan betz says more than this tragic case. >> he's devastated because the 3-year-old was the on of his
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girlfriend. >> reporter: the father of an 11-year-old michigan boy appeared in court charged with manslaughter, child abuse and weapons counts. he is responsible for allowing his son to have access to a firearm with devastating consequences. the boy allegedly climbed into a car with a 3-year-old playmate outside his home in suburban detroit and shot the toddler in the face. wayne county prosecutor said in a statement: bryson could face more than 15 years in prison. >> this will be the critical element, how did he store the gun. was it locked, hidden, or waving it around showing it to the kids in a place he could access it quickly, and importantly, they could access it quickly. within days of shooting the prosecutor took the step of
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announcing a criminal charge against the 11-year-old, facing manslaughter in juvenile court: his attorney said cory bryson is shaken by the charges against his child. >> the 11-year-old son that he loves, he talks to, takes to work with him. it's this kind of family. this is not his make-up. >> michigan, like many states wrestled with the question question of how to treat children that kill? 2001 nathaniel abraham was the first charged allowing children to be charged as adults. he was 11 when he fired a rifle from a hilltop, striking a stranger, he was convicted as an adult of second degree murder. >> i followed the case.
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he looked like a lost child. you think of murder, those of us that have been children, think about an 11-year-old and how competent they are to stand trial. what they know about their actions, what they do and the result. >> reporter: an appeals court overturned his case, sending him to juvenile detection until the age of 21. this case will start out in juvenile court. >> i'm pleasantly surprised it's going to the juvenile court. >> that, says the attorney-general may not make the experience much different. >> very intimidating, scary, it will be give for this child to process, no matter what. >> still ahead - remembering the life of julian bond, a look at the legacy of his civil rights work, and who might carry the torch going forward.
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america is remembering a giant of a civil rights movement, julian bond died at the age of 75, spending decades fighting for civil rights. as an activist, law-maker and head of the n.a.a.c.p. president obama called bond a hero, saying he changed america for the better. let's bring in professor. an al jazeera political contributor. what are you thinking jason? tell me about julian bond. >> he is a modern renaissance man, and i mean this is not being clib. if you think of those commercials, the most interesting men in the world. >> explain that? >> i mean, he was an activist. he was involved in politics, he
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ran the n.a.a.c.p. a guest host on saturday night live. i took his class. he did everything and fought for the american dream. >> you took his classes, what do you remember, what was he like as a professor. >> quite a few years ago, i herm he had an incredible dry wit. julian bond could crack a joke that went over the class's head and we got it a few days later. he had every anecdote. he as amazing. i had a dinner with him as a freshman in my dorm. he was a loving and giving man, tul of knowledge -- full of knowledge. >> what was interesting to me, i met him a couple. times, in an interview, and i was a little intimidated. there are certain people that want you to believe they are the smartest person in the room. i had the feeling that he was the smartest person in the room.
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>> and he was, what was amazing there was a generosity to his genius, and i say that - this is a guy that came in, saved the n.a.a.c.p. when they were at a low spot. rather than keeping the power to himself, he advocated younger leaders coming in, it was not a coincidence that he was followed be an evangelist. he wanted to pass the torch on. >> in the climate of ferguson, freddie gray in baltimore, black lives matter, that movement - michael brown - what can we learn from julian bond in this day and age? >> well it's sort of what i was saying before. the idea that there is a way in which you can remain a key part of activism. no matter what age you are at. when johnned was no -- julian
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bond was no longer marching he became in politics, and when he did not that he instructed a new generation, when that was something he no longer wanted to do he went back to organizations, raising, instructing a new generation of leaders. there's multiple ways people can serve. you can't tweet your way to justice and he demonstrates the activism you can have. >> does the movement. i'm thinking black lives matter. does it need a single charismatic figure. we can talk about julian bond. does the day's movement need a joys that is that strong powerful and charismatic. >> the interesting thing about it is we don't know. >> i totally agree with you on that. >> yes. it's true. no one knows, the reality is no
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one knew that julian bond was going to be july yand bond in 1965ing and no one knows who the leaders today will look like 25 years in the future. an exciting and anxious parts about this era of activism is what it will look like in retrospect. we don't know what kind of leaders will be needed or if the perception will have to change. >> is it okay to who is the next julian bond. we have the conversation all the time. is it okay that the next person be that person as an individual, not the next julian bond be who you are, that leader, in that skin? >> yes. it's been 12 years, weigh say who is the next jordan. >> there doesn't need to be another julian bond. there needs to be someone else that recognises the different ways you can be active. it would be great if the next
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guest was on a television show. it demonstrates an activism that should integrate in every aspect of american life. a look at what it coming up at the top of the hour. john seigenthaler is here. >> coming up tonight at eight, we talk about black lives matter. it grew out of the deadly police shootings of michael brown, freddie gray and others. now it's felt on the trail by bernie sanders. >> he's giving pacifiers, titbits supposed to silence and hush us. a look at how sanders is forced to respond and what black lives matters, the movement, wants from the presidential candidate. this story - former students with tens of thousands in student loan debt. the degrees from for-profit colleges were worthless. on top of that the government promised to help them but doesn't have a process to review
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their claims. we catch up with the students barely handing on with debt collectors at their doors, and we brink you my conversation with actor from saturday night live, to movies, broadway and facing the challenge of growing older. >> when i was wondering why i wasn't getting calls, you know, he wasn't calling me, he's like - well, you're pretty fun. so part of you believes that. the hardest part of myself was kind of like "i'll show you." more of my conversation with christine and others coming up in a few minutes time. appreciate it, see you then. thank you. a popular summer treat is back in the stores. the texas based blue bell company says its ice-cream is safe to eat. several months ago it was recalled, as you recall, nationwide due to listeria contamination.
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houston is the first city to receive the frozen treats. it's due back in freezers there by the end of the month. that's all we have time for in this newshour. i'm tony harris, in new york city. john is back in a couple of minutes.
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