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talent. and the u.s. would be paying for that now, directly to the cuban government. if you want to keep up to date with that story and all of the others we have been telling you about, head over to our website. you can see our front page there, ♪ a republican faceoff between the out-going speaker of the house and his chosen successor. the pressure now on paul ryan to dismantle john boehner's budget deal. debate day, but there time there is a new front runner. and the justice department look going that violent classroom confrontation in south carolina, the officer involved will soon learn if he gets to
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keep his job. ♪ this is al jazeera america. live in new york city. i'm del walters. it is a big day for the republicans boths on the campaign trail and in congress. g.o.p. are gathering in colorado for their next debate and house republicans are meeting behind closed dors on capitol hill. they are there trying to choose their next speaker. the likely choice is wisconsin congressman paul ryan but conservatives are already asking him to stop boehner's budget deal. libby casey has more from washington. >> reporter: after initial reluctance and then some helping and hawing, congressman paul ryan agreed to offer himself up as the next house speaker. this wasn't a job he went after, but last week we got the green
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life from enough of the coalition on capitol hill that it tooks likely he will emerge today as the next speaker of the house. here is what happens. republicans go behind closed doors, and when they emerge we expect them to have chosen paul ryan as their next speaker, and tomorrow he goes before the full house for a formal vote. provided that all goes according to the game plan, he won't be your typical house speaker. he says he doesn't plan to spend every weekend in washington, instead he wants some time at home with his family back in wisconsin. john boehner has given a parting gift, a budget deal drafted with the white house and democrats that would get the united states over the hurdle of a debt limit next week, also a budget battle in december if congress is able to pass that, then paul ryan wouldn't find his first job as house speaker a big fight over these budget battles.
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paul ryan, however, is distancing himself from this bipartisan deal saying he thinks the process stinks, he may still ultimately benefit politically. it appears that paul ryan already making waves ahead of his potential house speaker appointment, announcing that he is going to support the budget deal, but the freedom caucus coming out saying it will vote against it. dennis [ inaudible ] now spending six weeks in prison. the 73 year old is accused of paying a former student to cover up sex abuse allegations. he was the wrestling coach decades ago. details aren't expected to be made public. political eyes are also on boulder, colorado this morning. that is the site of tonight's presidential debate.
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the candidate will address key topics. david shuster takes a look. >> reporter: in tonight's republican presidential debate, the candidates are expected to diverge on several key issues, including how they plan to tackle the national debt. chris christie has one of the most ambitious plans. he would cut entitlement benefits and raise the social security and medicare eligibility age. so analysts say look for a fight on this issue, between trump and christie or between huckabee and christie. on immigration, donald trump is the only candidate who believes all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the united states should be deported. the rest of the g.o.p. field says no. however, the entire field believes border security should be enhanced. on climate change there is a
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clear divide between republican candidates who believe it is man made and requires action and those who believe it is not man made and needs no action. on the progressive side there is jeb bush, chris christie and john kasich, on the conservative do nothing side there is donald trump, ben carson, ted cruz, marco rubio and huckabee. the entire field, however, supports building the xl keystone pipeline. there are differing views on tax reform. analysts say some proposals would increase the debt and exacerbate income inequality, leaving flat tax advocates vulnerable to criticism. >> be sure to stay tuned to al jazeera this evening for complete coverage of that
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debate. the nra this morning responding to president obama's latest calls for tougher gun laws. wayne lapierre saying the president already has the power to end gun violence. on tuesday the president blamed gun violence on lax gun laws, but also on social programs. the president saying the u.s. needs to revamp sentencing policies for non-violent offenders. congress taking a look at a new gun bill that would give the government more oversight on gun shops. the act was introduced by a congresswoman from wisconsin. >> i bet there are many gun owners and even gun dealers who are not aware of the kinds of loopholes that exist in our gun laws. for example, who -- who would think that something -- that there would be no requirement
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that an inventory of guns be kept in a gun shop? who -- who would think that? what we found in 2007 is that there are 30,000 guns that came up missing from gun shops, and the atf really has no authority to require a gun shop to keep an inventory, even good business owners. >> reporter: and we'll have much more on this bill and the reaction to it on our website, a grand jury has started to here evidence in the tamir rice case in cleveland, ohio. the 12 year old was shot and killed while he was playing with a pellet gun in a park. the rice family is calling for a special prosecutor in the case. a major cyber security bill is on its way to becoming law this morning. the bill passing by a wide
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margin in the senate. supporters say it will stop hackers, but as lisa stark tells us, privacy advocates are concerned. >> reporter: there's wide-spread agreement cyber security threats are growing and becoming more sophisticated with individuals, companies and the government at risk. even the cia director isn't immune. last week his emails were made public. he had been hacked. tuesday brennan said he is outraged. >> it goes to undercore just how vulnerable people are to those who want to cause harm. >> reporter: the bill may not prevent initial cyber attacks, but it could stop them from spreading. it allows companies to share information with each other and the government about any threats to their networks. >> right now the same cyber intrusions are used again and again to penetrate different targets. that shouldn't happen.
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if someone sees a particular virus, or harmful cyber signature, they should tell others so they can protect themselves. >> reporter: it's all voluntary and companies get legal protection any information they pass on. first to the department of homeland security which can share it. businesses are supposed to wipe any personal data before it's shared, but opponents say the bill's requirement to protect consumer's privacy is not strict enough. >> sharing information without robust privacy standards creates as many problems as it may solve. >> reporter: supporters argue it already has good pro viesy protections and they prevailed. >> i think we have to trust the government in many ways that they are trying to do the best they can in a situation that is very difficult and changing
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rapidly every day. >> reporter: the measure is backed by the chamber of commerce, banking, and retail industries. but some tech giants are opposed it to over privacy concerns. >> then the ayes are 74, and the nays are 21. the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: in the senate the bill had wide-spread bipartisan input and support, a key to its success. >> it is incredible that we have got a vote with overwhelming bipartisan support, but one that is a very technical and contentious bill from the standpoint of the issues it deals with. >> reporter: now members of the senate and house will huddle to try to work out differences between their two cyber security bills and get a final measure to the president's desk. european union signing off on new laws aimed at safeguarding how internet
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companies deliver their data to companies. but critics worry it could create two tiers of internet access. advocates say it would allow internet providers to cut sweetheart deals with content producers. nasa commander scott kelly and engineer shell listengrim are going to be working outside of the international space station. this is lengrimm's first-ever space visit. race and discipline in the spotlight after a sheriff's deputy drags that student across a classroom, we'll take a look at how the officers are trained, and why insurance premiums are driving some in the motor city to break the law.
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a south carolina sheriff's deputy could find out as soon as today if he is going to be able to keep his job. it's part of an investigation into this man, who was put on administrative leave after violently removing a student from a classroom. this has leading many to
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question how to resource officers are trained. mo kennedy is joining us via skype from hoover, alabama. mr. kennedy, let me begin by asking, how do we train these officers to make sure that this type of thing doesn't happen? >> thank you for having me. and the first thing that i have to let you know is that south carolina is one of the few states where our association does not conduct training because the state has chosen to do it itself. but the way we train officers in most of the rest of the states is on what we call the sro triad concept, that being the school resource officer concept. we train them in what their role should look like as far as law enforcement in the school, but we also train them in the concepts of informal counseling, as well as education, in other words having the school officer go into the classroom to present
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different types of education to students at all grade levels. the number one goal of this has to be to build relationships. >> i was going to say on the issue of training and building relationships, people keep asking is why do we have to train officers on how to train a girl? this was a high school girl, and as i look at this image, i'm seening african american men in the crowd who are silent. >> well, we're not setting out to train officers how to treat a girl. we're setting out to train officers how to treat students, period. now obviously we also include in that some diversity training as well, within our 40 hour course. so it is important that we have the diversity training, but we want officers to have an overall concept of how to treat students
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with respect and dignity regardless of race or gender. >> and understanding that these are not your officers, but in the officers that you train, how much force is too much force? and just how far should these resource officers be permitted to go? >> win, we also want officers to do everything they can to de-escalate the situations. the middle word of school resource officer is resource. we want the officers to be a resource to the faculty, to the students and even to parents. you know, each department has its own standard operating procedures on use of force, but we want as little force as possible to be used. >> so in the brief period of time of time we have left, do your officers carry guns and tasers? >> school resource officers are sworn police officers. so yes, they are going to be armed. whether they carry tasers or not is dependant on their own department. >> mr. kennedy thank you very
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much. >> thank you. there was a call this morning for colleges to take new steps to stop online bullies. activates they say they the schools to screen those anonymous websites to get rid of abusive language. >> reporter: social media apps help students communicate anonymously on college campuses, but some feminist groups they say are also used for harassment. more than 70 activist groups asked the department of education to set up guidelines for apps under title 9. >> we have an obligation to protect students from harassment, including harassment that happens online. >> reporter: there have been complaints of anonymous rape threats as well as instances of
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racially abusive languages at some schools. earlier this year, the app was at the center of a protest at colby college where someone posted racist comments. but some schools say they cannot ban yik yak from campus: >> one you start saying, i don't like that speech, so i can shut it down. i don't like the other one, where do you draw the line? >> reporter: founders of yik yak say they do all they can to keep out offensive language. >> we have tons of filters. we're doing everything we can to make sure the community is as healthy as possible. >> reporter: the company blocked the service from high schools
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after complaints of bullying and offensive comments. there's some bad news this morning for the nation's report card, test scores in math are down for 4th and 8th graders. a third of the nation's 8th graders are proficient or above. this is the first time math scores have gone down since testing began 25 years ago. volkswagen stock down this morning. the auto maker reporting a huge third quarter loss in the wake of that emissions scandal. the company losing $4 billion, saying it plans to cut spending across its brands. when you talk about detroit, you think about cars. but it is extremely expensive for people there to own a car. that's because michigan has some of the country's highest insurance premiums. as bisi onile-ere reports that is driving a lot of people to
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break the law. >> i didn't want to go past 8 miles, because i might get stopped, and i know that i'm riding dirty, so, you know, it's like i can't go past 8 mile. >> reporter: 8 mile, the road that draws the line between detroit and the suburbs. driving dirty is the term used by the estimated 60% of people in detroit who drive out auto insurance. >> how many years did you go without insurance? >> about two or three years. >> reporter: in a city plagued by poverty, detroit has some of the highest auto insurance costs in the country, ranging from a few thousand up to $5,000 a year. >> i have been quoted different things by different companies as high as a thousand dollars a month. >> i think it's a civil rights issue. what happens is in michigan we have credit scoring which is legal. and that really allows insurance
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companies to legally discriminate against the poor and charge higher prices for auto insurance, then someone who has the exact same driving record but doesn't live in detroit. >> reporter: many were afraid to share their story. that's because driving without auto insurance is illegal. but the high rates most agree are the result of the state's no-fault system that provided unlimited medical coverage. the detroit mayor proposed a plan called d insurance that would cap medical coverage at $275,000 which the city says could reduce rates by up to 30%. >> it is excellent coverage, and as a result we save the average detroiter, between 600 and $2,300. so this is major savings, and i
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would break through what has been a stalemate in lancing. >> reporter: but de-insurance has been stalled in for months. >> there is no cap today on those benefits, and we think having detroiters give up that benefit in exchange for no guarantee in rate reductions is something that our lawmakers should and are very concerned about, and we think has lead to the bill being stalled in the michigan legislature. >> today don is covered by auto insurance he can afford. >> people are really hurting with this. the hope was de-insurance would be up and rolling by next year.
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but there is still a long road ahead. bisi onile-ere in detroit. >> still ahead, the crowd going wild. the first game of the world series bringing new meaning to the fall classic.
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fans of the mets and royals could be forgiven if they were a little sleepy this morning. they had an epic battle last
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night, briefly delayed after the broadcast truck lost power. but that was resolved, the royals got the win after five long hours. that is tied for the longest game in series history. the mets and the royals face off in game 2 tonight. the league is also dealing with a lack of african american players. between the royals and mets there are only three african american players and two coaches. as john henry smith reports that is part of a trend across the league. >> reporter: for the first time since 1987 baseball is on track to enter next season with no black managers. lloyd the only one this past season was fired by the mariners just after the regular season ended. >> i would guess there are some who are very sensitive about this topic.
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>> reporter: tony clark played in the majors for 15 years. he says the lack of back managers is part of a broader trend of african american's disappearing from the game. >> the numbers reflect what the numbers reflect, as players the numbers are declining. as managers the numbers have all buddies appeared. >> reporter: the league says it is doing all it can to bring in coaches and managers. in a written statement, the commissioner said, quote: but mlb's first black manager, frank robinson, says think problem won't really be solved until there are more african americans making the hires decisions. dave stewart is the only black
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manager in the majors today. >> if you have more african americans in the front office in positions of hire, you will see a few more african american managers. nasa's space probe expected to fly by one of saturn's moon today. scientists say they think there might be liquid water beneath its crust, and there are hopes that that could support life. we want to thank you for watching, i'm del walters in new york. the news continues live in doha next. and you can always check us out by going to our website, and we're also keeping an eye on that walk in space, two u.s. awes -- astronauts taking to the skies above earth for the
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