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>> reporter: but while making those changes in 2014, ford was diagnosed with a rare cancer found in his abdomen. he underwent treatment. and late last year, it returned. the man who seemed able to survive attacks, couldn't beat the cancer that killed him. ford died on tuesday at the age of of >> thank you. we begin with the terror attacks in brussels. 4 dead after the targets in belgium's capital city. the terrorists attacked the airport and subway system. >> the immediate shock after the attack.
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[ screaming ] confusion and chaos. and the realization of what just happened. once again the routine of people's lives, making every day journeys shattered and escaping the danger inside. >> i'm so scared. i feel like it's the end of the world. i just go under the sink and in the second explosion went, and then everything is dark. [ child crying ] >> across the city another attack in the metro station. men, women, and children
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abandoned the carriage, escaping as quickly as they could. the injured treated on the pavement. the army keeping guard. the shock felt everywhere. the possibility of further attacks and immediate concern. belgium's federal toss cuter confirmed that this is the image of three suspects. the authorities say are behind the deadly airport blast. >> the shockwaves of this apparently coordinated attack have already rippled across the continent. the injured have been taken to hospitals, the dead to mortuaries. now the grim task of identifying those killed begins. just months after the major attack in europe fears of another strike on civilians in public places have been realized.
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neave barker, at brussels' airport. >> in cuba president obama express solidarity with the belgium people. he said the world must unite to fight what he called the scourge of terrorism. mike viqueira is in havana with more. >> in havana president obama began his much-anticipated speech to citizens of an old enemy for pledge of a close ally. >> we'll do whatever necessary to support our friend and ally belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible. >> mr. obama called for an union need fight for what he called the courage of terrorism. >> we can and we will defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world. >> the white house released this photo susan rice in an early-morning call with tough security aid back in washington. later mr. obama called belgium prime minister charles michel and offered his condolences.
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>> as countries have always done, we must confront this threat together. we must defend democracy and defeat terror. >> testifying before congress, secretary of defense ash carter said that the military coalition against isil is vital, but it's only one part of the fight. >> we need the intelligence. we need the homeland security and we need law enforcent. and so do our partners. because of the kind of thing you saw in brussels this morning. >> meanwhile, at chicago's o'hare airport there were long lines and beefed up security. it was a similar scene at penn station in new york where mayor bill de blasio tried to reassure the public. >> there is no specific and credible threat against new york city at this time. but we're in a high state of vigilance and readiness. >> they stopped attacks like the one in brussels can provide lessons for law enforcement. >> what can we learn from what they can tell us and teach us whether it's the action of the
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terrorists or whether it's the advice we get from the local authorities that we can bring back here. >> there were republican critics who said president obama should cut short his trip and return home immediately in washington to deal with the problem of terror. but in an interview the president said the entire premise of terror is to disrupt people's lives. and he boarded air force one to the next stop on his trip, argentina. >> at least eight americans were injured in today's attacks. that number could rise. among the injured three morma romormon missionaries were injured. >> jack bege erger, thank you
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for being her. >> thank you for having me. >> what impact did this attack have on the fight against isil. >> isil is still reaching out to attack further afield in europe and the united states and wherever else. there is a school of thought that the more pressure that isil faces in syria and iraq, it will actively try to spend more of the foreign fighters to back to their home countries to carry out these attacks. it's something that we'll see more in the future. >> what do you think the european reaction will be? >> it's hard to see. individual countries. but it's probably going to be more of these counter terror raids we've seen in the past. it will be more turn about the borders and more concern about refugees. >> when will the european have had enough, and will they start
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to close their borders? and will they start to focus on immigrants and their country who may be committing these attacks? >> the problem is that in places like molenbeek, this neighborhood in brussels where four of the attackers grew up, and where salah abdeslam was captured, you have disenfranchised communities who are isolated from the population and within these vulnerable communities. >> we've heard about these before. and we've heard many times about these before. the question is what will it take for european people, and maybe the american people to say enough is enough? we're going to do something and we're going to strike back hard. i'm not sure the rest of the world field that way. >> understandably.
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the terrorists don't have to succeed many times to terrorist a population. one failure of law enforcement intelligence. but i think the problem is that we've seen these strategies. we've seen the terror raids, bombing isil. >> the leader of the islamic state said that the more that eventually europe and the crusaders will turn on the muslim population, even if muslims think they're safe living in crusader countries, they'll turn on them, leave them homeless, imprisoned, or dead. when you see the kinds of responses that we've seen to terror attacks either from politicians or the general public that are violent, that's
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so vitriolic, it's concerning. >> that's just what isil wants. >> it drives recruitment, and it drives sympathy. >> so the suggestion is that this was a strategic attack to do just that, to stir up morris lambic phobia in--isla--islamic phobia. >> it may have been a revenge attack. it may have been a way to show the european union that they're not safe. they're not safe anywhere. but then again, the point of that the sense of insecurity. that sse of fear is what terrorism is all about. >> good to see you. thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. >> brussels has been a vocal
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point in the attacks. brussels is where salah abdeslam was captured. >> it's the end of a tragic day. people take a moment to honor those who died and to think of those who even now are fighting for their lives. there are so many questions. how could this happen, and why did the attackers choose brussels. >> i'm not from here, but i've been living here for quite awhile. it was a shock, it's been hard and today has been emotionally exhausting. >> this is where i come every day to go to work. you never think that something could happen there. >> to begin answering those questions you have to go back to last november.
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police quickly established a brussels connection to the paris attacks and raided homes in the molenbeek district. they were looking for members of a cell that planned and coordinated events in paris. [ gunfire ] >> that search culminated dramatically in the capture last week of the crime suspect salah abdeslam. it took the police more than four months to find him and he had slipped through their fingers on several occasions. >> the police finally arrested salah abdeslam friday night. but they were warned when one cell is closed down others are activated, and that's exactly what seems to have happened. in percentage terms, belgium has seen more of its citizens traveling to syria more than any
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other countries in europe. molenbeek has proven to be fertile influence for isil recruiters. young people without jobs, or hope. >> drug dealers, they're approached, and it may happen in a very short time. [ sirens ] >> the timing of these attacks just days after the arrests of abdeslam cannot be a coincidence. but the bombings appear to be more than an act of revenge. after all, brussels is the e.u. and nato headquarters. this seems to be an attack in the heart of europe and all it is meant to stand for. jacky rowland.
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al jazeera, brussels. >> the candidate for president face office in primaries and caucuses out west. and some were quick to react to the attack in brussels stirring up new controversy. david shuster is here with that. >> the attacks prompted all the candidates to change their schedules, breakaway from their efforts in arizona, utah and idaho on the democratic side and talk about belgium. [ sirens ] soon after the news broke from brussels, donald trump went on television. the g.o.p. frontrunner condemned the attacks and said that it justified his hard line stance on immigration. >> we don't know where they're coming from. we don't know where they're from or who they are. brussels is an amazing example of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and now you look at it, and it's a disaster. >> texas senator ted cruz agreed.
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>> the attack in brussels is in many ways the grout of a failed immigration policy in europe. the way to respond to terrorist attacks is not weakness. it is not union lateral and preemptive surrender, abandoning europe or abandoning nato, as trump suggests is preemptive surrender. >> john kasich focused on obama. >> if i was in cuba the last thing i would be doing is going to a baseball game. i would be going back to washington and assembling all might advisers and the leaders of the world and say okay, folks, we can't delay any longer. this threat is growing more intense and bigger every day, and we're all in this together. >> in the democratic race the issue with isil could lose hillary clinton. her widest national margins of a
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rival bernie sanders came in december following the attacks in paris. she would remind television viewers of her foreign policy scenes. >> we do have to have a few objective of defeating isis, defeating the tactics of terrorists. that's something that i've spoken about for quite some time. >> persony sanders said that we need to hit isil harder. >> we need to go to the muslim countries in the region and with the support of the united states and the major powers to destroy this barbaric organization. >> it's unclear what impact brussels will have on the presidential campaign, but none of the candidates are taking any chances. all of them are speaking out. donald trump did create some
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controversy today in one interview he said the attacks underscore why he would use fo torture. democrats said that trump helps isil. >> joe, i was sort of surprised how quickly especially the republican candidate jumped to attack president obama's administration for the way they handled this situation. are surprised they're jumping in before they even know what happened in those attacks?
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>> no, i'm not surprised. any advantage they can garner for themselves. they have to show where they differ from the bomb administration, and where they differ from each other. and donald trump probably has the advantage because a lot of other things he's the strongest on terror issues. it behooved all of them to speak out today. >> colin, let me talk to you and your reaction to comments by ted cruise and donald trump in light of the attacks in brussels today. cruz wants law enforcement patrols in muslim neighborhoods. trump reasserts his plans and he wants to start waterboarding. what do you think? >> yes, not surprising at all. if you listen to cruz's proposal, it's not new, either. we already have radical indication programs beg
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launched. this idea that cruz proposes patrols and police is not novel at all. with regard to trump, i echo the gentleman's observation that this is political and very advantageous that it allows him to mobilize and galvanize those voting for him, he's using it to his advantage. >> the mayor of new york called cruz's comments demagoguery. they're just playing to their base. is that it? it's just that simple. >> it's that simple because what really matters to them is winning the nomination. they don't have very long. it will be just a few months before they know that they will
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win the nomination at the convention. they have a very hotter time phrase to get as many delegates on their side as they can. trump is leading in that category but it's questionable whether or not he's going to reach 1237. they're all fighting for that. don't be surprised if you hear comments that capture the attention of everyone. >> ted cruz said that we're at war with islamic radical terrorists. what do americans think of that comment? >> if i could respond quickly to your previous question, i think its more than trump and cruz playing to their political base. this is reflective of the foreign policy they might implement if they were elected. with regard to this lateral question, muslim americans are very afraid. bracing, if you will, for not only the response of the g.o.p. candidates if they were elected, but also the response of the current administration. >> let me interrupt for a second
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and address, if you could, radical islamic terrorism. those specific words that he uses. >> there is counter radicalization where you have the fbi working with local law enforcement and police department to surveil and monitor muslim american communities in places like mosques. this is the speculative policy on the horizon. this is a policy that is already implemented. obviously the rhetoric of the republican candidates are far more brazen, but we see this policy being i employed on the left side as well.
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in the obama administration. >> how is the bomb administration. >> it's been expanded under the bomb administration. >> how big of a deal--obviously it's a big deal. it's a horrific terrible event, but for all of the candidates, this attack at this time? >> it's very, very important. the timing could not be worse for the world, but certainly for candidates, they have to figure out how they would deal with this. hillary clinton has served as secretary of state. she has foreign policy experience. she can talk in great detail about isil and combating isil and what she would do as president of the united states. bernie sanders, less so. and john kasich probably has more experience as sitting
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member of congress, but the others not so much. they've got to speak out the best they can. >> colin, how worried are you that if there are more attacks like this, that american muslims will suffer? >> really worried. i'm a scholar who researches these areas and know them well. i'm a muslim american and come from the most concentrated area in the country. the expansion of policing. i'm very afraid because i can see on the ground how these communities are being impacted, the rhetoric from politician from trump is emboldening private violence from bigots on the ground. and the expansion of frightening
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islamphobeic programming like cruz has in mind. or again there is always fear of interment camps. that looms heavy in the minds of muslim americans. >> good to see both of you, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> the latest on the primary and caucuses in utah, arizona, and idaho. plus, more on today's deadly attacks in brussels, including the action from around the world. look at how terror attacks can change air travel. hoy s'oi gho, esak?hoesak
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>> the race for president moves west in contest that it could shake up things on the republican side. voters go to the polls in arizona, idaho and utah. thathat is expected to be a huge loss to donald trump. we'll see. michael shure is in murray, utah, south of salt lake. >> that's right. i'm at cottonwood high school, a caucus site here in utah, and it's where former governor of massachusetts mitt romney, former presidential candidate, will be here to caucus. he is the one setting the table for what is going on in utah tonight. it is his effort to stop donald trump from getting the nomination. he alluded that trump will be dealt a loss here. that's what is right. what people like mitt romney are trying to do is to get that vote 50% to ted cruz so donald trump does not get a single delegate here in utah. what they're going to do in trying to do that happen is to count on the always reliable
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mormon vote. >> do i love the mormons. >> but do mormons love donald trump. so far in 2016 the answer is a resounding no. trump has already lost the heavy states of idaho and wyoming, and tonight he faces the voters of utah where 63% of the population are members of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints, mormons for short. >> tim is an associate professor of politics at the university of utah. he said that mormons often differ than trump. >> trump puts people off. i share more of his political leaning, it's just his demeanor completely off from utah's character. >> and that may explain the
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latest poll numbers published in the church-owned "deseret news," hillary clinton and bernie sanders would beat trump in utah. prominent republicans here have come out against trump. >> here's what i know. donald trump is a phoney, a fraud. his promises are as worthless as the degree from trump university. [applause] >> the 2012 republican presidential nominee has put everything behind a stop trump effort in his home state. romney said that he would be caucusing for ted cruz without endorsing him. one reason so many voters are against trumps, their missionaries go all over the
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world and welcome immigration. >> when trump talks about building a wall between the united states and mexico, this causes many residents of utah to have concerns. >> before you decide to make overall judgment on one particular group, say mexicans in the southern immigration, these are families, and you can't just round them all up and export them. they're children of god as well. >> so now many republicans in utah particularly those of the mormon faith hope to do their part in keeping donald trump from the nomination and to ensure as the musical "the book of mormon," tomorrow will be a latter day. >> and john, with the caucusing beginning in a half hour, the thing to watch tonight is not how poorly donald trump but how well the effort to stop him goes into utah tonight. >> we'll see, michael, thank you. coming up next, terror attacks in brussels, dozens of people
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dead and wounded. an update on latest developments. diplomacy in baseball. the historic visit to cuba.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. >> if there were v
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>> at least 34 people were killed today in a series of explosions in brussels. according to police suicide-bombers would attack the airport and one suspect has "s" believed to have survived. isil claimed it was behind tod today's attacks you're lea attacks. european leaders are behind belgium. >> the president of france, a
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country where 130 people were murdered in paris in november, called for european unity. >> we must deal with this suspect without security there will be no economic development. we must sure of the security in france and all of europe. >> as news of the attacks spread, world leaders reacted on social media. italy's president tweeted that his heart and mind was with with brussels. germany minister called it a black day for europe. and the british foreign secretary said that he was in contact with his belgium counter parts. >> s a very sad day for europe.
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they're suffering the same thi thing. >> as her jordanian counterpart spoke, she was moved to tears. >> with europe and all these loving missions. and--and-- >> turkey is still reeling after a suicide attack in istanbul. the country's prime minister gave this reaction in brussels. >> today here again i invite human kind to act together against every kind of terrorism. the pkk, daesh, every kind of terrorism. >> the links the attackers may have had to isil will be central to brussels investigation. but most observers believe it will be impossible to completely defeat isil until the conflict
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in syria now five years old is brought to an end. talks here in geneva continue, but there is this agreement about something as simple as the agenda. >> the offnegotiater wants to focus first on terrorism. and said that the belgium attacks were in direct result of the wrong focus in syria. condolences flood in front world leaders expressing their sorrow and anger. but soon they'll have to respond to the security, intelligence gathering and middle east policy. james bays, al jazeera, at the united nations in geneva. >> since 911 strict screening processes have focused on
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keeping weapons off flights but today the airport attack didn't target a plane. it targeted an airport country. >> some of the tightest security. it wasn't always so. 911 wa9/11 was a shock. in 2006 british police foiled a plot using liquid explosives. in responsible restrictions on liquids is in place for most airports.
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today many airports use full body scanners. the imaging technology that can see through clothes serves a debate in the loss of privacy in the name of security. now brussels and another loophole in air travel apparently exploited. they'll identify the target. they're probably not going to attack it. they will go with the easiest target. public transportation is generally an easy target. >> the blast, a check in counter, an area before screening. most people have to have their bags scanned before entering terminals. now what is next for travelers? >> how far do you have to go in
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security? this could be one step that has to be taken. >> one that shows how attackers who are determined to challenge and undermine aviation safety appear to be one step ahead. gerald tan, al jazeera. >> president obama concluded his historic three-day trip to cuba today. speaking in havana he called on cuban leaders to leave the past behind and join the ranks of world democracy. melissa chan has been covering this story and joins us now from havana. melissa? >> well, john, this president was very popular to begin with. after all, he did break the status quo and now according to one poll, there are not that many polls coming out of havana, but this poll said that cubans found president obama more--they liked him more than fidel castro
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or raul castro. he would have had to mess up big time for people to change their warm feelings for him. he didn't do that, and over the past couple of days in a packed schedule there were iconic moments that will go down into history. >> for once the star of the baseball game was not out on the field. president obama long with president raul castro watched the game of the tampa bay and cuban national basketball tea baseball team. the defections of cuban players have been a frequent embarrassment for the cuban government. a pain of the voting of their feet and preference to make american millions over life in communist cuba.
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the trip has generally achieved more in symbols than substance. early yes in the day mr. obama delivered his main speech broadcast live across the country. >> i've come here to bury the last remnants of the cold war in the americas. i've come here to extend a hand of friendship to the cuban people. >> he repeated a similar message on democracy that he mentioned a day earlier to raul castro. >> i believe that citizens should be free to speak their mind without fear. [applause] to organize and criticize their government and to protest peacefully. and that the rule of law should not include arbitrary intentions of people who choose to exercise those rights. to underscore that point mr. obama met with human rights activists after the speech. in general cubans have welcomed the speech. many say they want to see change
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and always an end to the embargo. >> when you have to buy medicine son, you have to look for it in japa or elsewhere. >> the most important change of all does not depend on this visit but on congress. they have called on congress to end the embargo, a reminder that on some matters the president of the united states cannot act alone. you know something very interesting that president obama talked about was that there were limitations to his executive activity when it came to try to skirt around the embargo. he said the list was getting shorter every day of what he could do to move forward and ease restrictions on cuba. the president said that he
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believed the embargo would end one day, he just wasn't sure when. >> the president is now on his way to buenos aires. the president is hoping to strengthen ties but the visit is not without controversy. >> argentina is one of the world's leading lemon exporters. but shipping them to the united states has been impossible for more than 15 years. that's why they're looking forward to barack obama's visit. because there is a chance it may help his industry export to the united states once again. >> we're hoping for an announcement on lemon exports. it's been a closed market for us, but we're hearing that imports could be opened again. >> there are dozens of companies like this one around the country that are hoping to benefit from a better relationship with the united states.
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as a way of helping this country turn the page to the financial isolation it has seen during the last 12 years. argentina has been an outcast of international financial communities since the economic crisis in 2001, when argentina defaulted on its sovereign debt. then during the center-left government of cristina kirchner, currency h restrictions scared many investors away. >> we're not looking for one economic partner but many economic partners. we want to work with the world. the u.s. is a world power, and of course it would play a key role. >> argentina has historically been considered anti-american.
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the last time an american president visited was in 2005 when president bush attended the summit of the americas. now many are opposing obama's visit because it coincides with the anniversary of the coup which brought a brutal dictatorship to power. >> many here don't support the u.s. because it supported the dictatorship that killed thousands of political opponen opponents. >> obama's visit opens a new championship between argentina and the united states. and many here are hoping to see the benefit soon. argentina, buenos aires. >> coming up next, the sand berm killers' iphone. how the justice department might be able to unlock it without apple's help. and the latest effort to overturn obama's care is argued before the u.s. supreme court.
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>> al jazeera america brings you independent reporting without spin. >> not everybody is asking the questions you're asking me today. >> we give you more perspectives >> the separatists took control a few days ago. >> and a global view. >> now everybody in this country can hear them. >> getting the story first-hand. >> they have travelled for weeks, sometimes months. >> what's your message then?
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>> we need help now. >> you're watching al jazeera america. >> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.? >> the attack in brussels adds a new layer to the battle between apple and the fbi. yesterday a judge postponed a hearing over whether the company should help investigators unlock the iphone of one of the san bernardino attackers. the justice department now says it may not need apple's help.
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jake ward is in san francisco tonight. jake, why would the fbi give up on forcing apple to help? >> it is very strange. the time something very unusual. today was to be the day of the first evidentiary hearing where apple and the fbi were going to go head to head and explain to a judge their sides of this. now the fbi was going to basically make the argument that apple was the only institution that could possibly help them unlock this indianapolis phone. they were going to go up against their chief security officer, but they seem to have found an external party that has solved this problem. or they think. there is some question. the time something a pit suspect. were they worried they were going to get into legal trouble in this court case? this is an important precedent. was that going to mess this up? and that may have been part of the thinking here. this seems like both a technical and legal strategy, the decision
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made by this particular appearance. >> should we assume that anybody's phone could be unlocked in this way? >> that was the question. privacy advocates said this would have been a back door and that would have been a problem. this would not had worked on any newer phone than farouk had. but there are at least 12 other cases in which the justice department are planning apple to only up various phones. this is just the beginning of this fight. >> let's turn to brussels. could another attack hurt apple's image and privacy? >> this is a strange day to be having this conversation. i'm sure the halls of apple are ringin ringing with this after the attacks this morning. you would think that they would want to back away after what happened in brussels. but there is no case in which anybody has ever been able to
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show that more data, more decryption of sort of a more open data regime would have gotten out ahead of of an attack like this. there is new information coming out of the paris attacks that shows that those attackers were not using encryption. you'll remember there wa was talk whether they were using e ene encrypted communication. but they were just using regular cell phones. people will be looking at that as they figure out how it was coordinated. >> thank you. the u.s. supreme court has already upheld the legality of the affordable care act. tomorrow, though, another challenge to obamacare will be back before the court. lisa stark has that story.
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>> parts of the affordable care act, obamacare, has been challenged in the supreme court by independent businesses. by the religious owners of a chain of craft stores. by a handful of virginia residents. and now perhaps the toughest opponents yet. nun, the little sisters of the poor. their mission to serve the elderly poor. at 27 locations in the u.s. others worldwide. these nuns together with the host of other religious charities, schools and diocese object to one provision which requires free birth control coverage for employees and students. as they argue in lower courts, contraceptives violate their belief. >> it's a choice that violates to make sure that people of diverse faiths can freely follow
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god's calling in their lives. >> the administration argues it has done faith-based groups that object to the contraceptive mandate can opt out. >> they're not involved in any way in providing for or paying for this coverage. the government is invoking it's own legal authority to di correct the insurance company to provide for this coverage. >> those who represent the little sisters of the poor say that's not good enough. they contend this still links contraceptive coverage with their healthcare plan. >> this has never been just about the cost. it's about the little sisters' own plan, an whether they have the right to control that, conform it with their faith or if the government can control it instead. >> the speaker of the house weighed in. >> they seem to have offered an accommodation, but it is just a figure leaf. this is the choice they're
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facing. violate your faith or pay up to $70 million a year in fines. >> but supporters of the law argue if the little sisters win that would greatly expand religious protections. >> it would change that balance from the way it has been struck since the founding to stretch religious accommodation to a point that really cannot be hopefully sustained in the nation of diversity. >> ultimately what the justices have to decide is whether the law as written strikes the right balance in protecting religious liberty and protecting the interest of the government. and providing preventive healthcare for women. >> lisa, thank you. rob ford, the colorful and controversial former mayor of toronto has died after a battle with cancer. despite his struggles with drugs and alcohol, ford remained a popular figure in toronto politics up until the end. >> do you want me to have a
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public meeting? >> rob ford gained prominence as a plain talking no none against politician. >> he ran for mayor of toronto and won resoundingly. then he became known around the world not for his governing skills but instead for his scandals while in office. >> it was extremely, extremely-- >> many canadian voters didn't seem to mind ford's past drunk driving conviction or referring to asians as orientals. his popularity seemed to only increase. but the spotlight took its toll and shown on ford's substance abuse. a video emerged of ford smoking crack cocaine from a glass pipe. he initially denied the allegation. >> i did not use crack cocaine, nor am i an addict.
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>> ford refused to step down. so the toronto city council stripped him of most of his powers. the scandal made him the punch line of many late night shows. >> you know about rob ford domestic violence, drunk driving, homophobia and inability to tell the truth, is there any validity to any of these things? >> is that all i got? >> you got a lot of them. >> there were times when i've been in a drunking stupor. >> but when a second video emerged ford publicly admitted the longstanding rumors of his drug and alcohol addiction were true. >> to move forward i have to make changes in my life. >> but while making those changes in september of 2014, ford was diagnosed with a rare cancer found in his abdomen. he withdrew from politics and underwent treatment. the cancer seems to have
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returned. the man who could survive the political attacks could not survive cancer. he died at the age of 46. >> and coming up next, the stirring images from the brussels attacks, and the grieving around the world. >> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity.
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>> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.? >> coming up tonight, we'll have the latest... >> does the government give you refugee status? >> they've marched to the border. >> thousands have taken to the streets here in protest. >> this is where gangs bury their members. >> they're tracking climate change. >> people out here are struggling and just trying to get by with whatever they can. >> al jazeera america - proud of telling your stories. >> somebody to care about us man... >> we're live in ferguson, missouri. >> brick by brick, i will open
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it. it will take more than a few rocks to stop me from doin' what i have to do. >> suddenly heroin seems to be everywhere. >> there's no way i am willing to give up my family for a drug ever again. >> i know you all have strong opinions about the border. >> i don't believe in borders. >> our government is allowing an invasion. >> i don't really know as much as i thought i did. >> people don't just need protection, they need assistance. >> what's your message then? >> we need help now. >> oh my god... the town's out of water. >> we came up here to talk to some people who are selling fresh water... fresh water for fracking. >> we are a town that greed destroyed. >> what do we want? >> justice! >> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i wanted to dance, and eventually i started leaving the gangs in the street alone. >> we're pushing the envelope with out science every day, we can save species. >> i'm walking you guys!
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>> all i wanted to see was her walk. it was amazing. >> these were emotions that i had been dreaming about for so long. >> getting to the heart of the matter. proud to tell your stories. al jazeera america. >> the global community rallied around brussels in support. >> out of the smoke and wreckage of belgium's attacks, emotional tributes. from those who barely missed tragedy at the airport in brussels to mourning that spans generations.
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as night fell the world united in shows of support in the colors of belgium's flags from berlin to the fountain in rome, and the city of lights still rebounding from its own tragedy, the sense of unity embodied in another animated expression of grief and encouragement. once again the phrase j je esuis or i am. more outpor outpouring from london and moscow. spring training of baseball games in florida and president obama in an exhibition game in cuba. another show of unity as the world absorbs another attack.
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>> that's our broadcast. and we want to leave you with a picture of the empire state building. the top is dark tonight out of respect to the victims of the brussels attacks. i'm john seigenthaler. thanks for watching. >> i'm ali velshi on target tonight the bombings in belgium. how a tiny country has become a big focus in the global fight against terrorists. what a harrowing day for belgium. two explosions ripped through brussels airport. a third explosion rocked the metro station just a few miles away. more than 30 people have been killed. hundreds wounded. within