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destruction of the power plant in fukushima. i'm ray suarez. that's the inside story. goodnight. >> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city. i'm richelle carey, and tony harris has the night off. live from the white house, prime minister justin trudeau. trump rally. standing his ground, the chairman says no hearings for a supreme court nominee. and finding the next albert einstein in an unlikely place.
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years of chilly relations between the u.s. and canada appearing to giving away to a thaw. prime minister justin trudeau was at the white house today. and it's the first official visit since 1997. mike viqueira has more on trudeau's warm welcome. >> reporter: good evening, richelle, for primary primary justin trudeau and president obama, it has been mutual concern. and both sides hoping that this day is a new chapter in the relations between close neighbors. it has been as much as of celebration as a sum, leaders of two nations could hardly be closer, affirming a deep bond. >> we are proud to welcome the first official visit by a
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canadian prime minister in nearly 20 years. [ cheering ] it's about time, eh? but the shadows hung over the visit, with prime minister trudeau looking on in the rose garden. mr. obama was asked if he were in part responsible for the tone on the campaign trail, calling it a circus and a crack up. and he said that the party has no one but itself to blame. >> what you're seeing to some° is all of those efforts over the course of time, creating an environment where somebody like a donald trump can thrive. >> reporter: trudeau, who has jokingly suggested that americans opposed to trump could take revenge in canada, trying to stay above the fray. >> the principle, the
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friendship between our two countries goes beyond the ideologies. >> the charismatickic 34-year-old son of a prime minister. the pact of oil and methane emissions by 20 to 45% by 2025 and agreements in preserve being the arctic. but even that agreement is based on politics. the deal on the u.s. said will likely last beyond obama's time in office. it will be up to his successor to follow through or not. u.s.-canada relations have been strained under his predecease, stephen harper, who pushed to approve the keystone excel pipeline. and trudeau rented that plan. he now has a canadian parter to what trudeau called a clean economy. i'm confident that by working together, we'll get
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there sooner than we think. >> reporter: in praising u.s. ally and neighbor, canada, it almost sounded as if mr. obama were talking about trudeau himself. >> we are guided by the same values. >> reporter: and richelle, public diplomacy, in a sense, they saved the best for last. it's the state dinner hosted by president and mrs. obama. >> and speaking of the state dinner, here are pictures of the event that's getting underway shortly. the guests of honor are arriving. there's the president and first lady obama, and justin trudeau and his wife. that's a stunning looking pair of couples there, representing canada and the united states. we'll take it in for a moment. and the dinner getting underway shortly. the campaign, the debate is getting louder over gop leader,
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donald trump. and not all supporters are saying peaceful. david schuster. >> get him the hell out of here. >> reporter: after those angry words from donald trump, there's more evidence of angry deeds by his fans. it came on wednesday in north carolina. watch the man in the brown sleeves, hat and ponytail. >> oh! >> following the sucker punch, the police removed the african-american protestor, who had been hit. >> you ain't got to grab him like that. >> . >> later, the police charged the attacker with assault an apologetic man identified as john mcgraw. >> so you deserved it? >> every bit of t. >> yes, he deserved it. the next time we see him, we might have to kill him. >> reporter: the episode is just the latest trump event haps been marred by violence. trump faithful had literally
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dragged protesters and cursed and spit on them. [ bleep ] the gop frontrunner has not exactly been quick to criticize the clashes. >> if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, seriously. >> the guards are smiling, laughing, like to punch him in the face, i tell you. >> reporter: critics say that trump's tone is frightening, especially for calls for loyalty pledgees. >> raise your right hand. i do solemnly swear. >> trump's campaign says that it helps the security team identify potential troublemakers. the holocaust survivor says that the pledge mirrors the nazi salute and is obnoxious and disgusting. meanwhile, president obama fired back at republicans who
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argue his administration fueled trump's rise. >> i have been blamed by republicans for a lot of things, but being blamed for their primaries and who they're selecting for their party is novel. >> the president insisted that trump is the product of the republican base, and conservative media outlets, who insisted that any compromise with the democratic administration is a betrayal. >> what i'm not going to do is to validate some notion that the republican crackup that has been taking place is a consequence of actions that i've taken. >> david schuster, aljazeera. >> the republican candidates are getting ready to rumble in
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what is sure to be another raucous debate that follows the democratic debate last night. and the gop candidate still had his moments, so michael, david there was just telling us about what's happening at the donald trump rallies, and how important is that? >> well, yeah, it's pretty important to talk about that. all three evening newscasts on the networks, all leading with that story, and it's a big part of the narrative coming out of the trump campaign, and corey lewen gdowski held someone down, and a reporter, there were no cameras there, and the campaign denied it. and anyway, there were no cameras to see it, and i'm not sure how it happened. later today, politico released the audio of it and the transcript of it. as long as they're not ling with the polls, they're leading
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with this stuff, and it's not good for donald trump, and it's not going to be good in a general election. remember a short time ago when people were being asked to leave some of dick cheney's events when he was running for vice president. and i should share a little bit of news, dr. ben carson, a former candidate in this race, now being reported that he will be endorsing donald trump, even after all of that, richelle. >> so what should we expect from the debate tonight, michael? >> well, tonight's debate is probably going to be predicated on ted cruz saying that he's the only western that can beat donald trump. he will say that marco rubio is marginalized. and there's a viability factor that donald trump should be kept from winning those delegates, and he in ohio
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should be the winner next week. the poll from cnn saying that he's up 5, 6 points in ohio, and he's going to talk about that as well. they're going to go after the fact that ted cruz is the only person to beat donald trump. and he has gotten rid of marco rubio. and marco rubio trying to stay viable. >> and ted cruz picked up a major endorsement. >> most people in america don't know who mike lee is. but a lot of people know that he's a senator from utah, a colleague from ted cruz. they have a complicated relationship, but he has always been alive with ted cruz, and he was the first senator to it endorse ted cruz. it takes away from the conversation that nobody has endorsed ted cruz. here's the video of mike lee endorse ted cruz. >> we have reached a point where we need to unite hadn't a
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single candidate. you and me in the republican party, it's the most important right now than ever before. and i believe that we have an opportunity and i believe that unity is more possible than ever before. and we need to unite behind ted cruz. >> now ted cruz is happy about that. >> i'm sure that lindsey graham will have something to say about that. but let's talk about the democrats now. they have debated last night. and give us some highlights. >> for me, a little bit of the highlight was it was contentious last night. bernie sanders and hillary clinton talked about differences, and it was sponsored by the spanish language network, so there was a lot of talk in miami aboutabout the immigration, and both candidates weighed in on the fact that they are okay with not deporting any children of immigrants, whether legal or not, and that's a big, big thing for the immigrant
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community here. bernie sanders and hillary clinton last night. >> i will not deport children, and i don't want to deport family members either. >> i will not deport children from the united states of america. >> this is exactly what the latino community wanted to hear. they wanted answers, and presenced them on answers last night, and they talked about climate change and talked about income equality. and bernie sanders, a little bit of goldman sachs, but immigration stole the night last night. >> michael, thank you. so at the bottom of the hour, a look at the growing anti-trump campaign. voters go to the polls on tuesday. another round of rain has led to more flooding across the south. a state of new jerse emergency s of louisiana. and the rain is far from over.
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we have the report from new orleans. >> reporter: from louisiana to texas to tennessee. much of the south is under several feet of water after days of heavy rain, and the forecasters say that the rain may not lept up until this weekend. northwestern louisiana was one of the hardest hit places. drone video shows the hardest hit neighborhoods in bossier parish, should relieve important. thousands told to leave their homes, and those who is it stayed had to use boats to get around. >> the roads are flooded and you were feeling your way through high waters. >> waters swept cars and trucks off highways. louisiana's governor called the national guard though rescue dozens of motor resists, strand bid flooding, in texas, waters surrounded a mobile home with several feet of water. across the region, dozens of people and animals had to be
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res cued. >> really, this was an event that speaks up on you and the rain came down at the same time. it's one of the things that you aren't proactive with. >> streams overflowing their banks. in louisiana, fish were seen swim north streets, and in tennessee, heavy rain caused this landslide in memphis. flooding, and in some places, schools closed. communities are trying to keep the water at bay, and people are doing their best to cope. because it could be several days before the region dries out. jonathan martin, aljazeera, new orleans. >> the department of justice today asked a federal judge to keep in place app order to force apple to open a locked i-phone that longed t belonged f the san bernardino shooters.
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apple is keeping the barriers. and forcing them to open the phone would violate the u.s. constitution. up next, the refugee crisis. and the forgotten refugees, the struggle they're having to build a new life in jordan.
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earthquake triggered a powerful tsunami. 15,000 were killed and thousands more are still missing. the officials marked the anniversary with a moment of silence. 2:46 local time, the exact time that the earthquake struck. five years later, many of the scars are still visible. more on how people are coping and struggling to move on. >> this is his last work. for 40 years, he has been devoted to the kirikiri nursery school. the old one was swept away by the tsunami. he made sure that every child and teacher had made it to safety. >> all of the hard work is reward bid the children's smiles. they heal us. >> and healing is necessary since the disaster. he told his wife to stay at home and wait for him when he
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checked on the school. he couldn't get back in time. and he found her body a week later. a memory undimmed five years o. >> they stopped the heavy machinery and i saw my wife. i held her in my arms, and she was still intact. i escaped, i'm sorry, i could barely speak. >> more than 1200 of the residents were killed, 2/3 of their buildings destroyed. still awaiting the final demolition, the men lost their lives, robbing their families of loved ones and the town's crucial leadership. instead of just having the loss, they had to wait for the town to be replaced. it delays an argument. there's some momentum. a decision at last in favor of building a seawall. but such debates with money go unspent, as 3,000 people live
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in tiny temporary houses. he's living with his nephew and also with kay, the woman that he calls the best wife in japan. he talks to her everyday, and hears her talking back. the local buddhist priest at the temple says that many see and hear the deaf here. >> it's hard to understand the forms of existence, they are here to protect us. they're the guardians of our lives. >> he feels he's a guardian in turn, not just to the young families that he wants to help stay here, but to his wife. at 82, he wants to build her a new marital home. >> i want to say sorry to her for being in this small borrowed space. i want to say, this is our place, here is your room, a room for her alter. this is my biggest and most important goal.
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in the years before the tsunami, the couple learned to play the harp. she was much better, he says. he can still hear the sound of her playing, and her voice correcting him when he goes wrong. >> border restrictions are tightening across europe in a desperate attempt to keep sef jeez out, across the border is macedonia. it appears that even mother nature has turned against them. >> the conditions are getting worse by the day. yesterday, we were calling it appalling and today there's no way to describe it. it may look less tents, but the tents were sinking in the mud, and we saw a lot of people remove them and relocated on the gravel between the rail track, and that at the moment being the best option they have here. now, many people are still trying to come to terms with the fact that the borders are closed.
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and they're trying to figure out what are their option, but after waiting for so long under these very hard conditions, they find themselves in a very vulnerable situation. many people are completely out of money, and actually, they have no other option at the moment than to wait to speak to the u.n. agency for refugees here, who then would then relocate them somewhere else in the country. those who have money, a tiny minority, did take buses that would go back to athens, and once they arrive there, they are on their own. it has been very difficult. this morning, i was walking around and saying hello to people i knew already, and they couldn't hold their tears. they said that they have reached a level of humiliation that they never expected specifically because they thought that once they were in europe, things would get much easier for them. >> the europe union is trying to send people back to turkey,
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and human rights opposed that plan today. >> this is a strong rebuke to the european union. the top official, he used his speech to the human rights council, his annual report to the state of human rights in the world, and the first thing he mentioned were the refugees in the eu. >> the eues arraignment with turkey raises a number of concerns. we do not yet have full details of this draft. and i plan to discuss my concerns during my visit to brussels, before the eu summit which begins on the 18th of
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march. plans to return them from the europe un to turkey may be illegal. >> the situation in greece was dramatic, and he singled out macedonia, serbia croatia, slovenia and austria for criticism. said that their border restrictions are lamentable. he plans go to brussels to speak about it, and he hopes that when the eu leaders meet next week together on the 17th, they will revise them and come up with something that's compliant with international human rights law. >> that's aljazeera's diplomatic editor, james bays. the tiny nation of jordan has taken 1 million refugees. and they are trying to cope, facing discrimination and even deportation. >> he came to jordan three
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years ago to escape war in sudan. in danger for hardship. and he his wife and their six-week-old triplets live in a parking garage. he is 22. her 12-year-old sister and 12-year-old brother were killed in the fighting. here they rely on the kindness of neighbors for food. >> sometimes we just eat one meal a day. at night, the babies can't sleep, and there's none, and i can't produce milk. >> a university in sudan, he can't legally work here. while the world food program offers help to syrian refugees and jordanians, other refugees receive only occasional aid. >> we couldn't say in darfur. i don't even know where some of my family is. i left south sudan and came to jordan for protection.
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>> he learn to complain too much when jordan sent back more than 400 refugees to sudan in it december. the deportations followed months of protests by some of the 3,500 sudanese refugees in jordan. they set up a protest camp, outside of the u.n. refugee agency, to demand more aid and resettlement to countries. without a permit, the returning refugees to the country that they fled from. the jordanian security forces put them on buses and told them they were going to be resettled. instead, they took them to the airport and flew them back to sudan. some believe that they have been arrested and others have made their way to egypt. the u.n. agency said that they tried to stop the deportations, but jordan feels overwhelmed by the refugees. >> there's a war going on at
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the moment. you go to the east, you've got iraq, and to the west, you have palestine, and it's a pretty tough neighborhood in which jordan is be located. and there's a zero tolerance for most people who may be disruptive. >> he says as bad as it is, there are limits to the sanctuary. >> up next, the bridge to canada. and why some are concerned about the environmental impact, especially in four neighborhoods. and taking a stand, republican senators sticking to their declaration not to confirm an obama supreme court nominee.
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>> trade issues in the environment, the meeting between canadian prime minister, justin trudeau and president obama. it's the first meeting like that in nearly two decades. >> it has been nearly 20 years since america's northern neighbor last received the red carpet treatment at the white house. newly elected prime minister, justin trudeau, riding a wave
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of popularity at home and abroad as he was with president obama. it appeared that eyes were on the younger of the two men. the leaders were in banter over trying to defend the longest border. >> something is that we will never agree on. whose beer is better, whose better at hockey. [ laughter ] >> relations between the neighbors have had many ups and downs. justin's father, pierre trudeau, also visited the white house as canada's prime minister in the 70s and 80s. richard nixon once belittled pierre, calling him a pop us egghead. and the relationship turned rocky because of the veto of
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the part-time line, prompted by stephen harper, so canada and the u.s. have agreed to work together, to curb greenhouse gases. >> we'll take ambitious action to reduce methane emissions nearly by half from the sector reduce use of hydro flooro carbons, and heavy vehicles to fight climate change. >> canadian prime minister gets this much attention in the u.s. shirtless pictures have helped win over followers, but for some, trudeau offers much more, a role for international leadership. >> i'm following in his actions for the syrian refugees, and it's nice and inspiring, especially everything happening here, and politicians not wanting to let in the refugees. >> with obama leave being the white house in ten months, we can hope that the warm he
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relationship holds up with the next president, whoever that might be, but when the possible donald trump might come up, he chose a diplomatic dodge. >> canada's plans to build a new bridge with the border of michigan. the plans on the american side have not been finalized. the bridge will connect one with the city of detroit. and it will be with $200 million in trade. bisi onile-ere has where the project stands. >> reporter: the detroit windsor corridor is the busiest international trade crossing in had north america. ces responded over the detroit river, the bridge has connected canada to the u.s. since 1929. the bridge's billionaire owner has been seeking to build a second span, at the same time fighting canada's plan to build
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a new government owned bridge nearby. named after the hockey ledge around, howe, it's expected to cost $4 billion, by the canadian government. >> it's a positive statement for southeast michigan. >> john miller said that more than one quarter of the annual $700 billion trade between the two countries crosses here. >> for canada, trade with the u.s. is absolutely critical. it's a lifeline, it's their biggest export, america, and it's critical to their economy. >> during his visit to washington, canada's prime minister, justin trudeau, drained the significance of international trade. >> the president and i acknowledged the fundamental and wholly unique relationship between canada and the united states. we have historically been the largest trading partners. each and every day,
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$2.4 billion of goods and services drubbers the border. today we reaffirmed our commitments to streamlining trade between the countries. >> the gordie howe bridge will be built two miles from the aging bridge where 10 million trucks pass each day. the new structure will slice through detroit's delray neighborhood. she's concerned about the environmental impact that the projects will have on the prominently poor black community. >> when the new bridge came forward, a lot of people said okay, yes, but, we want a seat at the table. what that meant was a community benefit agreement. >> some of the residents are moving, providing more support. >> for canada, this is their most important transportation project. he already spent $2 million on community benefits for windsor residents, making sure that they have green spaces.
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and i just hope that they tret us equally on the american side. >> in the meantime, construction is in the early stages in canada. the country will begin to recoup a $1 billion investment on tolls when the bridge opens in four years. >> the republican presidential candidates are getting ready right now for the debate tonight. the latest event comes five days before another round of primaries, including in illinois where anti-trump sentiment is growing. >> john carlo is a chicago business owner, just like donald trump, and in fact, his restaurant sits a few blocks from trump tower. he snapped up a ticket and he can't wait to go, or ki? >> the idea is to get as many as we can, and not go to the rally, ideally to make it look like he has only 30 people
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there. >> in a blue state, chicago is a very blue city. the cook county republicans put trump a distant third in his poll. behind john kasich and ted cruz. >> part of this is just cute, and yeah, it's cute. but our goal is to say, hey, donald, this ain't your neighborhood, and you aren't welcome here. >> reporter: meanwhile, black and hispanic groups are planning such a large protest outside of chicago pavilion, that a stage is being set up across the street top handle the protesters. student, sandra, is one of them. >> we're shocked, why usc of all places? and that was our first reaction, and the second is anger. >> the uic campus is as diverse as anywhere in the country, and her group is relishing the chance to take aim at trump. >> this is the chance for us to speak up for ourselves.
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>> nearly 200uic teachers signed a letter to the administration, urging them to cancel trump's speech worrying about violence. >> as of now, there are 9,000 people who quit going. >> that would be as many people outside the uic pavilion as can fit inside. they say that they take no position whatsoever on donald trump. but they're renting out its pavilion to anybody who pays. trump supporter, she get a ticket to the rally and she will be going. >> is it lonely being a trump support for a blue state. >> yes, it is. it takes guts for him to come here, because i don't know how well received will he be. this is why we have the first amendment. the protesters get to voice theirs, and he gets to voice his. >> illinois congressman, luis
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gutierrez said that it won't make a bit of distance to the trump supporters or detractors, but that's not important. >> i think that it's important when history is recorded, that his trip to chicago did not go by without silence. because silence is acquiescence to his image. >message. >> president obama gens to interview potential supreme court nominees, but republicans say that they will not select any candidate selected by the president. >> reporter: it's impossible to separate election year politics from the fight over the supreme court nominee, and republicans are repeating their stance that they won't just vote against an obama administration pick, but they won't even let a nominee come up for a vote.
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entrenched positions. republicans say no supreme court nominee until there's a new president. >> we're not going to drop any nominee into an election year folder, and i'm certainly not going to let it happen to the good people of ohio. >> on the other hand, the democrats say that it's only fair to consider president obama's choice. >> i am appealing to the better angels of your nature. when there is a nominee, do as we have done in the past. give the nominee careful consideration. meet with the nominee. and the nominee questions. >> reporter: thursday's business meeting of the senate judiciary committee turned into a forum to glow on the record, but no changes between the republicans and the democrats. the committee has the power to screen, block, or simply ignore the president's nominee. >> the work of this committee and this congress will be shamefully incomplete if this committee refs to do that most
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important job rough weighing the supreme court nomination. we're given a job to do by the constitution of the united states. a job that the american people want us to do. and the chairman of this committee is saying that for the next year, the judiciary committee last name do its job. >> president obama used his appearance with the canadian prime minister to urge republicans to consider his choice. >> i'm confident that whoever i select among fair minded people will be viewed as an imminently qualified person, and then it will be up to senate republicans to decide whether they want to follow the constitution. >> reporter: the white house said that the president is making progress as he considers supreme court candidates, and washington out let's have reported that interviews have begun. among those getting attention, the district court of peals for the district of columbia, a dc
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based judge, who if nominated and confirmed, would be the first african-american woman to sit on the nation's highest court. and jane kelly, an iowa judge, from chairman chuck grassley. >> we're seeing from the white house, the election process is guided by raw calculation, what they think will ex certificate the most political pressure on me. >> reporter: republican lindsey graham had frustration with congress, but that won't stop him from siding with his gop colleagues, even if it makes the gridlock worse. >> we're setting a precedent today, republicans r. that in the last year, at least of a lame duck eight--year term, i say it's going to be a four--year term, that you're not going to fill the vacancy of the supreme court based on what we're doing today. >> reporter: the president could announce his nominee any day now, but even as spring
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comes to the nation's capital, there's no sign of a partisan thaw any time soon. republicans are betraying their constitutional principles if they won't hold a hearing. richelle. >> gack to parts of louisiana because of the rain, it's far from over. and nicole mitchell is here with the forecast. tell us more. >> it's a heavy area, and it's slow moving, so it gets the chance to dump that rain. here's the broader system, and that includes in the northeast. but this is moving, most of it off the klein, and by morning, we have more extensive problems, and that's creating video like this out of louisiana. especially in the overnight hours, that flooding is extra treacherous. it always is, you do not know how deep it is as you drive through it, but overnight, you can't see it sometimes. you to the take the precautions seriously and this is lou people are getting around.
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back to the radar, you can see this in the line of storms. we have had wind damage, and degrees are count, flooding is a big concern and the areas highlighted in red, that's where we actually have warnings, the flooding is concerning, and widespread around it. the potential for it, already, if you get along, especially at the louisiana and mississippi border, into arkansas too, we have had place was up to 6 inches of rain, already reported in the widespread area tomorrow. places could get another 6-inches, and by the time it's said and done, places will have over a into the. you'll see a significant amount. here's what happens. the northern edge starts to clear out quickly. but along the southern edge of this frontal boundary, we have a redeveloping low. so even though it looked on the radar that things were clearing out, we'll have more of this during is the day tomorrow. that's our problem, finally clearing out a little bit more as we get through the day. in the meantime, record heat
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for parts of the northeast tomorrow. and it's the midwest that has 15-20 degrees above average and also, more is storminess for the wests question head into the weekend. pretty busy out there. >> coming up next, the battle over the presidency in myanmar, and who is want woman being kept out? out?
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>> she will not be myanmar's
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next president, and that won't stop her from getting the top post in the future. more from myanmar's capital. >> this was another important step into myanmar's transition to democracy. members gathered in the capital to hear nominations for the next president. >> i'm happy because the hope for our country starts here. hope for myanmar citizens starts from today too. and that's why i'm excited. >> but there was no sign of the woman who is campaigned for this moment for decades. she led her country's knock, but she's barred from being president. the negotiations failed. and the signs are that the political transition is not going smoothly. but the next president will come from the nld. because 2 dominates both houses of parliaments.
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the favorite a low profile trusted ally of the party leader. the nld has not given up hope of suu kyi being president, and there's another push for a constitutional amendment in the next year. but to achieve that, relations with the military will need to improve significantly. >> and whoever is elected by parliament next week will have to step aside to let suu kyi take over. >> we need an amendment to the constitution. we have to try to amend this constitution with full force. >> the military will also nominate a presidential candidate, and the two unsuccessful nominees after the vote will become vice presidents. wayne hay, aljazeera. >> brazil's popular former
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president, the man known as lula, is facing charges as farther of a money laundering investigation, and prosecutors are investigating the state-run oil company. more fromryo his lawyers are saying that the fact that there are two concurrent cases could cause complications and the charges could be dropped. the supreme court could step in and the case take precedence against the other. but it makes it difficult for the current president. she's is getting pressure to give lula a temporary position, and should she do that, today
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give him immunity from prosecution. she herself, the president, is facing impeachment proceedings in congress, and already widely unpopular, and there are suspicions that it's a matter of time before she herself could be investigated by the federal police. >> that's in rio de janeiro, brazil. >> . >> the issue of drug related violence has become a problem in the country. there has been an alarming rate of drug-related murders. >> officially in a state of emergency, the police have powered in to try to stop a war for drug gangs, competing for one of the country's main cocaine exports. you're looking at the video of one of at least 19 murders last year. they're relying to control them because of their access to
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international shipping containers. >> i take outer there the container and replace it with cocaine before it leaves the port. and there are other cargo handlers involved. it's not just a small group. everyone is in on it. this is the first time a cargo handler has agreed to talk to international media. he says that colleagues who won't go on a gang's payroll or work for rivals, are condemned men. there's always someone watching. they make a call, they come and kill you. once you're in, the money is spectacular, he says, about $50,000 per cocaine-laden container, but there's also no way out. if you leave, they're going to kill you or your family. the rising drug trafficking and the battle for profit is linked to an overall increase in
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maritime trade, says the port's police chief. >> reporter: before there were only 4,000 containers leaving a month, and now there are 8,000, so the possibility of getting out illegal merchandise have doubled with the higher flowing commerce. the drugs, violence and impunity have for years defined callao. it has been cooking there for years and the authorities have done little to stop it. now the police have arrived enforce, but the situation has already gotten out of hand. nbc like ten-year-old maria. here she's enjoying life with her family only hours before she was shot with her father. her grieving mother said that the old rules have changed. >> before men just fought with their fists. now it's bullets. before they respected women and
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children, and not now. >> despite the state of emergency, there's no respite for the community. there have been 25 murders already since the start of december, and the battle for control goes on. john homon. >> still ahead, finding the next einstein in africa.
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>> hundreds of african scientists gathered in senegal this week in hopes finding the continent's next einstein. closing the development gap between africans and the rest of the world. >> he sees the world in numbers. and he believes that everything has an equation. falla is the son of a peanut farmer, one of the brightest mathematicians on the african continent. >> one of the things about einstein, his ability. there's a universal truth. >> he works in the african institute of mathematical sciences. top academics, including nobel
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laureates teach african students who can't afford to go to mit or harvard, but are just as bright. like saul, he grew up in a remote village in zambia with nothing to eat. he spent time staring at the sky. and now he studies.
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> republican presidential hopefuls gear up for another debate. things on stage is getting ugly, it's nothing compared to spectators at donald trump's event. nasty words and fists flying. david shuster reports. >> get them the hell out of here, will you. >> reporter: after the angry words of donald trump, there's evidence of angry deeds by his fans. the latest wednesday in north carolina. on the right watch the man with the red sleeves, brown hat and pony tale. following a sucker punch, police handcuffed and removed the african-american protestor who within hit. >> you ain't got to grab him like that. >> reporter: police charged the