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summit. but back in the villages many girls are still getting married early all in the maim of honor and culture. al jazeera, southeast nepal. >> much more on that story on the website, >> new details in the brussels attacks officials discover a will from one of the suicide-bombers. >> the united states stands ready to work with argentina through this historic transition. >> president obama meets with the president of argentina in buenos aires but not without controversy. for the fourth time in five
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years the supreme court hears a challenge to the affordable care act. >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm richelle carey. we're following the latest breaking developments about the brussels attacks and the four people believed to be behind it. the police have recovered a last will they believe from one of the bombers. they say he is responsible for the suicide-bombing at the airport. he wrote in his will that he was in a bad situation and didn't want to end up in prison. the other two people in the picture have not been identified. the authorities say that his brother, khalid set off that suicide-bomb at a metro station. pa both have had lengthy crime
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histories. the prosecutors say they're looking for this man from the video, the guy right there in the hat. >> the third suspect is wearing a light jacket and hat, he's on the run. he had a large bag and left before the plasmati. his bag contained a large amount of explosives. >> those explosives blew up without hurting anyone. we have details from brussels. >> one particular suspect that police are particularly anxious to apprehend his name is najim . he was actively searched for. he's wanted in connection wi the terrorist attacks of last november and in particular for his role in sheltering the fugitive salah abdeslam.
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police believe he was the bomb maker. it's suspected that he may have been involved in making the explosives belt used during the paris attacks last year. in raids on tuesday police found nail bombs, they found chemicals, possible ingredients for future bombs. because of his particular believed expertise in bomb making, the police regard him as a dangerous individual who should be apprehended before he harms more people. there have been a steady flow of people throughout the day. many are coming to the metro station whereany were hit and had the heaviest toll on
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tuesday. the mood has evolved. there are times when people are solemn and quiet, looking at the shrines and looking at the messages, lighting candles. what we have now is a more bouyant mood, a mood of solidarity and a mood of unity. people are singing, we're all together, we're all together. there is that big banner on the steps of the building behind me saying that we're all united against hatred, but at the moment it is more of a community feeling there are also moments of quiet reflection and those injured on tuesday. >> al jazeera's jacky rowland in brussels there. the airport in brussels will remain closed for thursday night and the travel alert will be issued for americans traveling to europe. the state department said that that group continues to plan attacks in the region. so american should be extra cautious and avoid crowded places in europe. homeland security said there is
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no specific threat against the u.s. but it is beefing up security in rail and transit stations. the attacks wounded several americans including a lieutenant in the air force and his family. three mormon missionaries from utah are being treated for injuries. their parents managed to get in touch with their son after the attacks. >> they were in line to get tickets. they were in line for two minutes, and then everything went orange and he blacked out. he woke up, and couldn't find the other missionaries around him. he said he was able to get up and run around and eventually was able to find everybody. >> we love him a lot. we're excited that he's okay and hope that he'll get better. >> mason wells brussels is the third attack he has survived. his family said that he was in
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france during the pair his attacks, and was just a block away from the explosions that rocked the boston marathon in 2013. he's expected to make a full recovery. president obama is in argentina where he just wrapped up a news country with that country's leader. obama had been meeting with president mauricio macri talking about investment and trade. we have more from john terrett from washington. good to see you. >> good to see you, my friend. >> the president talked about building a stronger relationship with argentina. tell us how so. >> argentina is the third largest economy in latin america behind mexico and brazil. you know once upon a time. by the way, it's the land of lemons, beef and the tango. in case you didn't know. once upon a time we had really good diplomatic relations between the white house, where i am, and buenos aires. that was in the 90s. but then argentina defaulted on
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its sovereign debts and became an international pariah. then a husband and wife couple were elected to the presidency in 2003 through 2015, nester and christina kirchner, very much to the left. neither could resist the chance to bash the united states or washington. they didn't hold back any chance they got. but last year we have a new president, and he's a centrist if not a little bit to the right. mauricio macri is trying to attract investment into argentina once more. so the point of the president going there today is to say basically as president of the largest free market in the world, argentina is open for busiss once more. they used to do business with the chinese, venezuelans and cubans, and for the last couple of years they had a golden period, but with the collapse of mod commodities things have gone south for them and other countries. president macri won on a slim
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majority and he has a very short time to turn things around, so he inlisted the help of the president today. >> the issues there were not the only things talked about. the president was asked about the attacks yesterday, obviously. what did he say about that? >> yes, he was, and also this morning he paid a visit before the news conference to the belgium embassy in the capital of argentina, buenos aires, he paid his respect to the belgium people vocally at the top of the news conference. but he said that fighting isil is his number one priority and he said it's the number one priority of his military, intelligence services and diplomatic core as well. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. >> we see high profile attacks in europe, but they are also killing muslims throughout the middle east. people who are innocent, people who are guilty only of worshiping islam in a different
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way than this organization, they're poisoning the minds of young people everywhere, not just in europe, but in the united states and undoubtedly in argentina. >> the president was also asked about the steps being taken by two presidential contenders ted cruz and didn't mention donald trump by name. but he said the difference between muslims here and the muslims in the united states is that they're a successful patriotic muslim community. they don't feel ghettoized. to target them would be wrong and unproductive. >> thanks, john. president obama touched on working together with argentina on trade policies. earlier we asked robert valencia, who writes about latin relations, if the two nations could find common ground. >> now that the united states
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has taken a friendlier approach, i think president obama has taken this wonderful opportunity, this golden opportunity to wield some influence in the area. not that argentina's influence has dwindled because of oil prices. he went to cuba, and now he's in argentina, a country that has distanced itself from venezuela. this is very important. this is such a strategic trip that obama is doing in argentina. >> valencia said that president obama's trip to cuba played well with other countries across latin america. some developments in the race for president. yesterday bush is endorsing ted cruz. he said he has shown the ability to appeal to voters. and said that ted cruz is the best way to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity that trump has brought to the race.
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bush dropped out of the race last month. cruz was the win center utah. trump came in last there. for the democrats, hillary clinton won arizona, bernie sanders defeated her in idaho and utah. now we go to david shuster. we have more on last night's winner and loser. >> it was the night donald trump was hoping for. the republican frontrunner won the arizona primary by a landslide picking up all of the state's 58 delegates and continuing his march to the g.o.p. nomination. >> when he has a draw he'll stay ahead. what the other candidates are trying to do is how to figure out how to keep trump from getting the majority of the delegates. >> it was not a total loss for ted cruz. he won the g.o.p. caucuses in utah. that means that he still has a chance to keep trump from reaching the delegates threshold needed before the summer
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convention. in the democratic nomination race hillary clinton won the arizona primary. and her margin of victory was not close. >> this is not just a contest between different candidates. this is a contest between fundamentally different views. >> it's a set back for progressive challenger bernie sanders, who had hoped to make inroads with democratic latino voters. he did pick up caucus victories in idaho and utah, and he plans to keep his insurgent campaign going in the final contest in california in june. sanders tuesday night from san diego. >> we have now won ten primaries and caucuses. and unless i'm very mistaken, we're going to win a couple of more tonight. >> in the end the results tuesday night did little to
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change the fundamental dynamics of the presidential race. donald trump and hillary clinton remain on a glide path to capturing their respective party nominations, and the odds they'll face each other in the general election keeps growing. david shuster, al jazeera. >> texas senator ted cruz told cnn that ohio governor john kasich needs to drop out of the race. >> you can't lose every state and expect to be the nominee. right now kasich's role is really being a spoiler. kasich benefits donald trump. and mitt romney said just a couple of days ago said that a vote for john kasich is a vote for donald trump. >> etapes to gain kasich's support in the future and he would be a tremendous addition to the administration. a group of nuns challenged the affordable care act before the supreme court. and a task force to investigate
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the flint water crisis issues a damning new report.
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al jazeera america. >> a new report on the flint water crisis was criticizing state and local officials over what it calls a series of failures that jeopardized the health of residents. a task force relates the report this morning and found failures and delays within all levels of government particularly in governor snyder's administration. governor snyder said that recommendations are being
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implemented by his office and other departments. today the supreme court is taking up the affordable care act. today it comes from fait same faith groups. religious groups are already--are already able to opt out of having to provide birth. but that's not good enough for some groups. what's going on, lisa? >> here's the thing. the affordable care act requires plans to include free birth control for women. and the groups such as the little sisters of the poor who were here in force today at the court, as well as other religiously affiliated groups, he even though they can opt out of it, they said we're not going to opt out, that's not good enough. that is good enough because the government steps in and fills the gaps and said you have to provide this birth control.
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that makes the nuns feel they're complicit. >> now we find ours in a situation where the government is requiring us to make changes in our religious healthcare plans to include services that violate our deeply held religious beliefs. it is hard to understand why the government is doing this. >> now as you can imagine it's a contentious issue that there were lively demonstrations on both sides of the issue. and lively and lengthy arguments in the court. paul implement, the lawyer who spoke on what have of the little sisters and other religious groups said that the government is essentially trying to hijack these insurance plans and forcing them to provide a contraceptive coverage that the nuns do not agree with. it turns them from conscientious
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objectors to conscientious collaborators. they say this favors religious liberty and facer favors the government's interest to make sure that these contraceptives are provided to women who want them and need them. well, they were very evidence on the court today justice sonya meyesonya sotomayor said that it is meeting it, and they say sometimes religious members of society may have to do things that they may not agree with, bringing up the quakers who have to pay taxes even though some of that money may fund a war effort they don't agree with. now chief justice roberts clearly on the side of the religious groups agreed that the government is trying to hijack their plans and said why can't the government set up this separate plan for contra-accept
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of it coverage that women can sign onto if they want it. that would be a jerry regularred one-off solution that would not work. now it's in the hands of the justices. richelle as you know only eight justices on the court, and the yes is willhis end up a fou four-four slit or will swing justice kennedy side with the religious justices or against the little sisters of the poor. >> brazil's embattled president said that she will not resign over growing controversy of her administration. rousseff is accused of corruption in an investigation that ensnared her predecessor la la da silva--lula da silva.
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meanwhile, the financial situation in brazil is threatening a program that keeps food on the table of the poor. we report from rio de janeiro. >> one of more than 40 million brazilians who benefit, famili a part time cleaner, it helps to feed and clothe her children. >> the money i get is the money i spend on my children's snacks. however, if i don't make enough money cleaning houses, i need to use this money to keep the house and not spend it on snacks. >> but in 2011 they were being paid for a quarter of the population including those living here. the payment goes straight to the mother by passing potentially corrupt administrations. people who are in extreme poverty situation, they're sort
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of locked in a poverty trap. they are--they can't have by themselves the means to overcome the situation by having access to information, jobs, by being able to maintain the kids in school. >> the government said it would reduce poverty by 27%. school attendance went up. the project was praised. >> what they have now that they didn't have before is hope for a better future. built on better healthcare. many have criticized the program saying it created the dependency or was a disincentive to look for work and could the government afford it? >> every family gets a very small amount of money, which for them is a lot, but in terms of impacting consumer demand it's not much.
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>> the economy is shrinking and unemployment and inplacing is rising. dilma rousseff is involved in an investigation. >> i'm worried because everything has become expensive. we can buy hardly anything. if we go to the supermarket we canned buy enough for the month. i have to go back with more money. >> all government promised to reduce poverty. brazil's workers party fulfilled that promise, at least for a while. now on the minds of angela and millions of brazilians like her is if they'll see a dream for a better future for their children curtailed. >> a 95-year-old maritime mystery falls. officials discover the uss nearly a century after it went missing.
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>> i lived that character. >> we will be able to see change. >> the u.s. navy said it has found a boat that has been missing for a century. it set sail from california in 1921 on its way to samoa. the vessel disappeared with all 56 crew members on board. now the ship has been found off the coast of san francisco. economic issues in china are on display in an art fare hon fair in hong kong. >> it has everything, paintings,
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sculptures, huge installations, intertive pieces and an array of unusual work. there are 240 galleries showing this year, from 35 countries, half of them asian. >> the art scene is young center asia compared to the west. but they do make up commitment and passion, and the way that they grow. >> the big names and the blue chip galleries. but the focus is also on the emerging artists. some have solid exhibitions, and each one is trying to create edgy pieces that stands out from the crowd. >> my work is to create a variety of pieces and possibilities using sound. >> but he is it's not the only show in town. there is an array of art fairs and exhibitions around hong kong.
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>> wheafter i came back i wanted the collector's market to grow so the work could be introduced to more people. >> this is it's fourth year in hong kong. last year 6,000 people visited and organizers hope that with more events planned around the fair this year that would translate into more interest from locals and regional collectors, and in particular the big buyers from mainland commune. but the market is still young in china, and thisrt fair is as much about styles as well as educating the audience. >> the art buying is still conservative, classical chinese art. >> china's economic down turn appears to put a damper on art
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sales with sales down from previous years. even so, they're optimistic about business this week. >> we have many coming. we've got japanese, koreans, many from southeast asia. i think it's going to be a great show. >> one they hope will bring a fresh perspective on asian contemporary art. al jazeera, hong kong. >> a tough day for some in seattle who are facing road closures. not because of the weather or car crash. instead, a man is sitting in this 80-foot tree. he has been there since yesterday morning an refuses to come down. one local news channel is live streaming it, and the #man in tree has gone viral. people have tried to communicate with him, but he has thrown branches in response. thank you for joining us. i'm richelle carey.
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the news continues next. keep it here. >> hello there, i'm barbara sierra. this is news hour live from london. thank you for joining us. keeping up in the next 60 minutes. the police in belgium are hunting for a man who fled from the explosions in brussels. thousands gather to remember those killed also on the program, the war in yemen all sides agree to a cease-fire. and why the u.n. is pulling its staff out of refugee camps angry.