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i'm tony harris in new york city. john siegenthaler is up next. genthaler is up next. we begin until paris where police say they've rested to a man said to be in the advanced stages of a plot to attack france. authorities say there are no links between that plot and the attack in brussels this week or the attack in november on paris. officials said they over looked one of the warnings of the attackers. paul brennan is in brussels. >> reporter: how many attackers were involved in the brussels bottomings? cctv showed three at the airport. three are known to be dead but one on the run. media says there may have been two people involved in the braft at the station. a suicide be that as it mayer and another man who may be-- a suicide bomber and another one who may stillat large. questions are being asked at the interelgs services. the background of brahim
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el-bakraoui should have, perhaps, raised alarm bells. in 2010 he was involved in a violent armed robbery in a money exchange office shooting police with a rifle. in september 2010 he was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison. in october 2014 he was released on parole and subsequently absconded. the first occasion of i.s.i.l. affiliation came in june 2015 when ba brahim el-bakraoui was arrested in turkey. he was deported back to the nertdzer lands. turkey says it warned the dutch and belgian authorities that brahim el-bakraoui posed a serious danger. in another strand of this investigation salah abdeslam's lawyer run a gauntlet of media cameras outside the justice center on thursday. the tenth bomber from the paris attacks did not appear in person at the closed court session and the case has been deferred to april 7. emerging after the hearing his lawyer announced that his client
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will no longer resist extradition to paris. >> reporter: can you tell us why he wants go to france? >> because i think it is the most important important part of the file and he mass to give information. >> reporter: the system has reopened now and passengers are making their way back to work. communitiers are fearful >> we have to be careful because they're walking around between us. it's maybe today, it maybe in a month or in one year, but they still are going on for attacking us. >> reporter: belgium remains at the highest state of alert. the city of brussels is swamped with police and soldiers. this woman was passing the station as the bomb went off. she watched horrified as the dead and wounded were carried out. it has left a lasting impression on her >> well, you could say that we expected this, but i actually never expected this.
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i've been living here all my life. it has never really had-- i've never really had something like this. >> reporter: one minute of silence here has developed into more than five minutes of silent reflection now. the public opinion here in brussels is also changing from the initial grief and shock to anger at the apparent failings of the police and the intelligence services. belgium's interior minister and justice minister have both offered to resign their positions. their resignations were refused by the prime minister. the choru of criticism is not going away governor served as governor of new mexico and former u.s. ambassador to the united nations. it's good to have you on the program. >> thank you, john there has been a lot of criticism of brussels regarding intelligence and information sharing. does europe need to make some
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major changes and what sort of changes would you see? >> they do need to make major changes. they have to have some, i think, standards across the european union mainly for intelligence share. there are stories about certain countries not sharing any intelligence with each other. i don't think you need to close borders, but i think more security cooperation through nato, i think this is an area that in an intelligence-sharing is a logical venue for closer cooperation, but it needs to happen because you can't have, like in belgium, so many law enforcement and police agencies working separately and not coordinating with each other after paris you had the focus on brussels and belgium and yet now we have another attack. it struggled with its citizens going to fight for i.s.i.l. and several of the bombers and gunmen who attacked in paris and
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brussels have been living in belgium. why so many belgium muslims, why have they been attracted to jihadist violence? >> it seems that belgium is the kind of security situation where they legality a lot of these be shielded in some of the muslim communities. there has to be tighter intelligence and security-sharing among their police agencies. a lot of trips to iraq and syria coming out of belgium from some of these jihadists. that needs a tightening. this doesn't mean suppression, but tightening security, visa procedures and ways that this can be prevented because in keeps happening should european allies and turkey be putting more into the effort to fight i.s.i.l. in syria? >> yes. they should. i mean, if there is a message here, it is that i.s.i.l. is fighting all of us. they're fighting europe, they're
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fighting the u.s., they're trying to terrorize and only a few countries are participating in the bombardments of i.s.i.l. some countries in the european union are doing very little. yes, taste united effort, but i think when it comes to not just intelligence sharing, not just security cooperation, but putting boots boots on the ground, europe needs to be more of a concerted effort. it can't just be the u.s., france and germany and a few others, but it has to be more of a concerted overall effort because i.s.i.s. is fighting and killing and terrorizing all of us i'm wondering about how well prepared u.s. cities are because these were soft targets. if you look at the subway system here in new york and the train system on the each coast, or if you look at airport check-in areas, how do you beef-up
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security there without jeopardyizing the travel system? . i think in the u.s. there's very good coordination between intelligence, law enforcement, transportation, security administration, local police. yes, i would increase security at cities like washington dc, new york, chicago, where there are very complex and extensive airport and subway systems. i think that is happening, but we do have good coordination. i know we like to criticise our own agencies. unlike in europe where, unfortunately, they have very capable people, good leadership, but they don't coordinate. there's a certain rivalry and i'm not going to name countries, but they don't talk to each other, and weep should find ways that we take some of the examples of success that we've had in foiling terrorists to europe around work with them, not that we're perfect, but we have had more experience that
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has been successful in symptoming some of in terrorism-- stopping some of this terrorism we will hear more, but first presidential politics and a new battle between the front runners. donald trump now launching attacks on hillary clinton in what many say could be a preview of the general election. david shuster reports. >> reporter: even though both party nominations will not be settled for months, donald trump is now treating hillary clinton as if the general election has gun and she is his opponent. >> i think i'm smarter than she is and more confident than she is. i think she has been very weak >> reporter: he says his new moniker for her is "incompetent hillary". >> she doesn't know what she is talking about. she doesn't have a clue. she has made such bad decisions >> reporter: clinton is also using loaded language to
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describe trump >> loose canyons misfire. americans need strong, start steady leadership >> reporter: it is trump has a record of ridicules sticking. jeb. >> me is a low energy industrial >> reporter: ted cruz >> i've given my answer, lion ted. >> reporter: marco rubio. little marco. >> reporter: the attacks keep coming at both of them from their party nomination rivals. >> secretary clinton has supported virtually every one of these trade agreements. >> reporter: on top of blasting free trade deals, bernie sanders is hammering clinton's ties to wall street and highlighting her refusal to release transcripts of the three speeches she gave to goldman sachs at $225,000 a pop >> it must be a planetary
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transformative speech, it must be written in shakespearean prose and i think the secretary should share that speech to all of us >> reporter: the latest national poll from bloomberg politics indicates a statistical ties, bernie sanders 49 and clinton 48. in a match-up against donald trump sanders was happy to point out the results of cnn poll >> hillary clinton got 53% to 41 for trump. she won by 12 votes. that's good. bernie sanders won by many 20 points-- won by 20 points >> reporter: the race has got personal. donald trump and ted cruz are insulting each other's wives. a group supporting cruise rang this, meet your next first lady. over twitter wrote. >> lion ted cruz just used a picture of my wife from a gq shoot. be careful lion ted or i will
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spill the beans on your wife. >> reporter: on wednesday hillary clinton particular back >> he say bully. he immediately threaten end my wife wife. if you want a character fight, stick with me because heidi is way out of your league >> reporter: late wednesday night donald trump tweeted a side-by-side comparison of the wives with the words "into needs to spill the beans. the images are worth a thousand words". ted cruz tweeted, donald trump, real men don't attack women. your wife is lovely and meidi is the love of my life". lindsay graham went on the today show and delivered a message to ted cruz who he supports and trump >> talk about things that people really care about and not get scrap off because these are serious times and you're not behaving like you want to be president of the u.s. >> reporter: on a day when monikers seem to be taking hold,
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the 2016 campaign has earned the world wild >> donald trump you're an snivell coward and leave heidi the hell aalone i asked former new mexico governor for his thoughts to secretary clinton's lead in the democratic race >> well, i do believe she is our best candidate. i'm supporting her. i think she will win the nomination. she shouldn't look yonld bernie sanders because he will win some more-- beyond. -- some nor primaries. she will have more delegates. she should be talking now not just about her differences with bernie sanders but with donald trump who is most likely to be the republican nominee. what she has been saying makes a lot of sense. finding ways to increase our commitment and cooperation with nato, more strategic targeting of i.s.i.l., no fly zone, increasing our contacts with
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muslim american communities and not building walls. i think her biggest attribute is she has shown she can be commander in chief. she was secretary of state, a good one, for four years. i think this is what the country needs and what you're going to see her distinct advantage over donald trump in the general election mass you know she has high negatives. even with some democrats and she is still unpopular with younger voters and she has lost in states where the population is mainly white. can she appeal to bernie sanders' supporters if she is the nominee in the general election? >> i believe she will. i believe a majority of bernie sanders' voters will support hillay. i don't think they can stomach a donald trump or a ted cruz because hillary clinton is a progressive. she is not as progressive as bernie sanders, but she can be commander in chief. she supports working families. the differences between sanders and clinton are not that
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extreme, but it is important that her campaign be respectful of sanders. we're going to need them at the convention for delegates, in the general election. sanders has won a good race. the party has moved to the left. more progressive. that should be respected just like the republicans, the move exceedingly to the right you've heard plenty of donald trump's rhetoric throughout this campaign, very strong on immigration, for instance. heap wants to build a wall on the southern border. you're from a border state. why is this message resonating with some voters? >> the reality, and i've been wrong like many about donald trump, i thought he was going to flame out early, but he has brought out very simplistic solutions that are unworkable, like a wall. it's not going to work, it's impractical, it's discriminatory. there's a populous anger out
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there that he has caught on to. many in the south, those that are angry about wage issues, economic issues, rightly income inequality is an issue, are being attracted to donald trump so we can't take him for granted. we have to run very hard in the general election, but at the same time he is his own worst enemy. i think what the measure people are going to see is that he is not prepared to be president, especially in the area of national security should democrats assume that donald trump is going to be the nominee or do you think there might be a contested convention? >> i do believe there will be a contested convention. it will be a very loud kon investigation, but i think he-- convention, but i think he will have enough delegates. that will happen in the next month when there are a number of large primaries that are going to happen, new york, california,
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and i think he will be the nominee, but there will be an effort to derail him. the establishment of the republican party is not as weak as people think, but i think it's very a very fraction shows-- fractious party right now, they're going through damages, i think he is a nominee, but my message is they don't take him light lightly. you can't take this race for granted, but i think hillary clinton becomes the next president always good to see you. thank you. >> thank you the justice department is indicted seven iranian hackers for alleged cyber attacks in the u.s. officials say from 2011 to 2013 hackers attacked dozens of banks and a new yorke state dam. the indictment accused the hackers of working on behalf of the iran government. it says the attacks called
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millions of dollars in damages. the u.s. is working to prevent future attacks said aborigine official >> the department of justice is ending a power willful message, that we will not allow any individual, group or nation to sabotage american financial institutions or undermine the integrity of fair competition in the operation of free market she says the criminal charges are a ground breaking step towards addressing cyber attacks that threaten national security. coming up next on the broadcast, reaction in north carolina's new law passing anti discrimination rules. no jail time for the new york police officer convicted of killing an unarmed man. n unarmed man.
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major businesses and gay rights groups are joining anti gay. it in response to moves in north car and georgia >> >> it is a free exercise protection act. it would allow faith based entities to refuse to provide services they say violate their beliefs. it would also allow them to fire lgbt employees. supporters say this is about religious freedom, but critics say this is legal cover for discrimination. if the law passes the economic blow back especially from hollywood could be huge. there is a lot more here at stake than cakes and flowers for
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same sex weddings. it is a 6 billion dollar business, the walking dead there, captain america, civil war were shot there. today disney the biggest entertainment company in the world threatened to boycott the state of georgia if this law passes. the company says disney has had great business but they will take their business elsewhere. also others are saying this needs to be vetoed it's not just hollywood >> no. the n.f.l. says it could has a problem with the super bowel. this could be really bad the focus is on the governor now. what does he say about this? >> right. he says he is very pro-business, the last thing he wants to do is start a corporate stampede out of his state. last year this played out in
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indiana. they threated to full the pour. big businesses said no. the law was changed what is going on in north car. >> if is a law that stops local governments in north carl from passing their own anti discrimination law. they require people to use bathrooms based on the gender on their birth certificate. this is a big problem for transgender people. this has been divisive and emotional. >> it is common sense that boys should go to the boys resume and girls should go to the girls room. i believe that god got if right when he said he created the male and female. >> i can't use the men's room. i won't go back to the menace room. it is unsafe for me there. people like me die there every day. not the least to say it freaks
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people out when i go to the men's room. would you want to go to the menace room with me? i don't think so >> reporter: just like in georgia businesses are condemning this new law. big businesses, airlines and others. it is not clear if they're going to pull out, but what it says is north carl could attract business there is education dollars as well? >> federal education dollars require anti discriminatory. the state could lose billions of dollars in that alone thank you very much. a director of the legal director of the human rights campaign, the largest national lgbt civil rights organization and she is in washington tonight. in has been called the most extreme anti lgbt legislation. why do you think so? >> it's because it engages in so many different forms of
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discrimination. on one hand it strips the ability of cities all over the state to be able to enact their own policies protecting their lgbt residents and visitors. so everything from undermining protections that would prohibit a restaurant for kicking someone out because they're lgbt or a store refusing to sell someone an article of clothing that means there's no consequences if that happens? >> that's correct. there's no way that an lgbt person can have recourse now this has been enacted you've seen in southern states, in particular, the reaction to the supreme court decision on gay marriage. they said the legislation was rushed. what was that process like?
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>> in north carolina, the entire legislation went through in a matter of ten hours. we heard reports from legislator that they only had five minutes between seeing the final draft of the bill and being required to vote on it. this was done under the cloak of darkness rather than being an open process in a democratic information of ensuring that residents get the chance to testify to evaluate the bill and that legislators are well informed on what they're voting on. this was really just about shoving through discrimination as fast as possible you saw the list of businesses. some are even threatening a boycott. what impact could the hollywood boycott or other businesses have on georgia in this legislation? >> in george why yous, a
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slightly different situation. a little bit different, but it has the same basis, motivated by people to the community. businesses are speaking out in georgia and north carl and certainly if boycott is pursued or businesses pulled out, it could damage the economy of both states. certainly not what we want to sea here but something needs to change what do you say to people who suggest this is what the constituents want me to do. if i'm a legislator north car and georgia, they want it, what do you say to that? >> they are misinformed. the majority in both north car and georgia support nondiscrimination protections for lgbt people. what their kon city ute entities want them to do is pass proactive state-wide
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approximatelys and employment housing and public spaces instead. they've got the opposite direction. encouraging discrimination within their state thank you for that. >> thank you so much coming up next why many conservative more mans are opposed to the republican rhetoric about muslims. the results of a major new study on long-term marijuana results.
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>> [chanting] yes we can! >> an historic election. >> you and i, we're going
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to change this county, and we will change the world. >> monumental decisions. >> mr. president, there's a one and three chance of a second great depression. >> first-hand accounts from the people who were there. >> their opinion was shocking. >> the challenges. >> he said, "i am president of the united states and i can't make anything happen." >> the realities. >> he stood up and said, "that's it, i'm finished." former bosnia serb leader radovan karadzic the butcher of bosnia was convicted informed for his role in the war. he was sentenced to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of murder and war crimes and genocide. >> reporter: radovan karadzic showed no emotion as she was convicted of war crimes, including one count of genocide. the judge described how he was criminally responsible for the siege of sarajevo where
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civilians were regularly shot at by snipers and how he was cupable for genocide where thousands of muslim then and boys were rounded up and massacred by the forces >> we find that he had reason to know that crimes had been committed by his subordinates in the aftermath of the full of the area and that he failed had his duty as supreme commander to take necessary and reasonable measures to punish the commission of genocide murder, extermination and killing as an underlying act of persecution. >> reporter: many of the victims' families have travelled to hear the verdict. the horrors of a war which ended more than 20 years ago still etched on the faces of those who had survived it. >> translation: efr time i see this picture it is not ease yr for me because the picture remind me of the crime of
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radovan karadzic. >> reporter: radovan karadzic, president of the bosnian serbs in the early 90s was also commander of the forces. after the war ended he disappeared. nato forces looked for him. he was in neighboring serbia, disguised as an mystic healer. he and defiant in a high profile trial lasting more than seven years. the current leader called the trial a humiliation and said radovan karadzic was subject to selective justice. there is a sense of frustration here that radovan karadzic was only convicted of 10 of the 11 counts against him. there is anger at the length of his sentence with some people saying it's too short. >> translation: >> reporter: outside the court his legal adviser was confronted by relatives of the victims.
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>> he was disappointed and he was astonished by the verdict and he has asked us to appeal. >> reporter: radovan karadzic's conviction closes one chapter in the darkest period of bosnia's history. in a society still divided on ethnic lines, reconciliation is still a distant hope some progress tonight in the fight against i.s.i.l. the syrian army says it has entered the i.s.i.l. controlled of town of palmyra. the russian back offensive to retake that site began earlier this month. it could oop a pathway to a key area now held by i.s.i.l. after the group took the area last year, it began destroying ancient temples in the protected site. in iraq the government has launched a first phase of its offensive to take back the city of mosul from i.s.i.l. the iraqi army has retaken several villages from that
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group. iraqi group say they can retape mosul this year but analysts call that overly optimistic. i.s.i.l. over ran mosul in 2014 as it captured roughly a third of iraq. wisconsin will hold its presidential primaries april 5. it is a key state for democrats with 96 delegates up for grabs. each one could be critical to bernie sanders as he tries to over take hillary clinton for the nomination. his supporters are out in force looking to build support among a key demographic. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: when it comes to campaigning for candidates. >> i'm here for bernie sanders >> reporter: in lady is a virtuoso. she has been doing it since she was seven >> i ran for him. >> reporter: now a bernie sanders supporter, she is trying to work her magic in milwakee
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african-american neighborhoods >> who is it going to be? >> hillary clinton. >> reporter: why are you supporting bernie sanders? >> he speaks to my heart. it is time for economic justice. i am for economic justice and that's what bernie sanders speaks. >> reporter: with 96 delegates, it could be important here for the bernie sanders' campaign. while hillary clinton led sanders, he pulled ahead of her slightly in the recent poll. >> a win in wisconsin which stands alone between the earlier primaries and the later, gives him an opportunity no reemerge and show that he can win in a mid-western state. >> reporter: in popular areas here, african americans could play a role.
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they have backed mike huckabeeing in the south, bernie sanders has been better in michigan where he hammered clinton on issues like trade and jobs. graduate student says bernie sanders connects with him on those very issues. >> in terms of finding a job, that's something that's really difficult, especially with shrinking economy, with less revenue for cities to operate there's less jobs available. >> reporter: in this home, middle aged voters say hillary clinton has a better track record with afterry cab americans >> bernie sanders was the senator in vermont and how many african americans was in vermont? that he had to represent. >> reporter: at clinton's campaign office staff and volunteers are manning the phones hoping a heavy voter turn out will favor clinton >> we need more people making phone calls. >> reporter: they also hope to reach voters before this lady does
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>> if you're not a presidential primary, it is april 5. do you know about bernie sanders? ewe that's republican voters handed donald trump a stinging defeat on tuesday because the state's largest bloke mormons oppose donald trump. muslim and more man leaders say they are finding more similarities between their religion than differences. >> reporter: many americans associate ewe that with religion. although this isn't the religion one first thinks on. it is nearly 65% mormon. that has promoted a tolerance of islam at a time when that is not the norm >> both of the billions of muslims throughout the world are probably peace loving people just like you and me. >> we believe that everyone is a
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child of god and we believe in the same god >> reporter: being muslim in america often mean being viewed concept particularally and having to answer for the actions of a few. mormons know what that is like. >> if you have an experience of being mischaracterised, then you start with a certain scepticism about characterisations you hear about other faiths >> reporter: he represents the lds or mormon chores r church on the salt lake round table >> if you get to know people and see their values and see how their families work, then i think that makes good relations easier. >> reporter: that philosophy goes a long way with muslims in ewe that, like this man, imam here, set in the rocky mountains in west valley city >> they don't look at it as us versus them. they look for commonalities
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raerp differences >> reporter: some go back more than a century >> in the beginning of islam we see that muslims were taken out of mecca. the earliest folks say they were taken out of certain areas and they were boycotted, in essence. this is a lot of historical similarities. >> reporter: settled here in 1847, young led mormons west after persecution in the 1830s in missouri and then in illinois. there were bans to call mormon immigration. that is the history that lead mormons to sympathise with muslims in america today. >> if there's anything that is going on around the world, and they found they always come and talk to us and say, are you guys okay. >> we have repeatedly when these things have happened have tried
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to take affirmative steps in the round table in our faith to communicate love and understanding to muslims here and even sort of a desire to help protect them because we know that they are abhor the violence >> reporter: mormons believe the right of passage as serving as a missionary in the u.s. and abroad has informed an understanding at home >> they are willing to go to other places and learn about other faiths through their missionaries. they're willing to incorporate what they have learnt in other faiths when they come back home >> reporter: that is why both a faithss are very much at home in ewe that vice president biden setting the record straight about the biden rule. he says it doesn't exist. republicans said he made a speech back in 1992 saying a
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president supreme court nominee should not be approved during an election year. biden insists he said no such thing. >> i made it absolutely clear that i would go forward with the confirmation process as chairman. video even a few months before presidential elections. if the nominee were chosen with the advice and not merely the consent of the senate, just as the constitution requires. republicans are refusing to give a hearing to the president's nominee. former senate majority leading george mitchell once turned down a nomination from clinton to be a supreme court justice. he talked about the battle happening now. >> the constitution mandates that the president nominate someone. it doesn't say the president should or ought to. it says the president shall. he is doing his duty. the opposition, the republican
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members of the senate, who refuse to even consider or even meet or talk to the nominee, are not doing their duty as they should. their argument is let the people decide. the people have already decided. 66 million voters elected obama in 2012. they thought they were getting a full vote. they didn't think they were getting three-fourths of a vote, that their vote would be effective for three out of the four years of his press deny seep. let me tell you my own personal experience. i was a senate majority leader in 1991 when president bush nominated clarence thomas to the supreme court. we in 48 votes against him and i was pressured by outside groups and by some of my democratic colleagues to prevent him from getting on the supreme court because we could have filibustered it.
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it takes 41% of votes from declaring. i declined. we were in a downward spiral in respect of these court noom nations and maybe we can reverse this downward spiral at future senates will join us in doing the right thing. i permitted a vote to occur, although i could have prevented it and prevented clarence thomas from taking a seat on the supreme court. the vote occurred. me was approved by a vote of 52 to 48. unfortunately, my expectation or my hope, really, that others would do the right thing has not been met a handful of republican senators who have broken ranks with g.o.p. leadership to say they would meet with herric gar land since his-- merrick garland since his nomination was announced an officer apologised for shooting and killing a man today. the district attorney recommended that he receive no
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prison time. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: >> send that officer to jail >> reporter: anger rippled through this crowd on thursday >> even a black man thinks black lives doesn't matter >> reporter: another black man killed by another police officer won't get the justice he deserves >> i am appalled, i am discourageed. >> reporter: discouraged, they say, by brooklyn district attorney. this week he asked a judge not to send a former police officer to prison. he was convicted last month of fatally shooting the father of a young girl in 2014. he said he unintentionally shot him while patrolling a dark stairwell in this brooklyn housing project. in this letter is written:
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>> reporter: >> reporter: instead thompson suggests his six months of mouse arrest five years probation and 500 hours of community service. the judge doesn't have to follow the district attorney's recommendation, but prosecutors suggestions often carry a lot of wait weight in sentencing decisions. people hope the judge will also hear their point of view. >> we are looking for him to do the right thing. send him to jail because if he had been been shot, had the roles been reversed, he would be in prison from the very first day. >> i think he should be serving some time. he absolutely should be. what that means, he can be held up to 15 years. >> reporter: his conviction led to rallies across the country in
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his support with some chinese american activists saying he was being targeted because of miss race, while white officers have gone unpunished. some asian activists are praising the da's recommendation but others are not >> we still believe that the judge will make the right decision and make that former officer does get punishment and goes to jail >> reporter: his attorneys are praising the da's decision to not ask for jail time. they're calling that decision courageous more than ten states are preparing to vote to marijuana this fall. a study is raising concerns about long-term cannabis use. our correspondent has that story. >> reporter: so this is a dollar bill method. they're making long-term changes to marijuana laws without knowing much about the long-term effects of the drug. that's just because the research has not been done. >> we know way less about
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marijuana than we do to tobacco and alcohol. when a product is legal, in addition to being a lot easier to use, it is a lot easy to study. marijuana has been a struggle because people don't want to say they're using it because it's illegal. you can't get it very easily if you want to study it. so we know far less than we should given how widely used it is. >> reporter: the difficulty is that while researchers have been able to look at something like alcohol use and its relationship to violence and rates of poverty in huge swathes of the population, nobody has been able to do that with pot. now a new study looks at marijuana use in people who have been tracked for anywhere entire lives. this is one of the authors, says the group known as the dunedin cohort represents a special opportunity for researchers >> people who are born between april 1972 and march 1973, so all births in that time period and they were followed up every
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three to six years until they were aged 38. we have information on them. their health status, their families, their socio-economic condition and by having information on cannabis use over many years, we can look at magnitude of use and also duration of use and how that impacts later problems >> reporter: the study has bad news for heavy long-term users of marijuana. >> people who are cannabis dependent were just as likely to experience antisocial workplace behaviour, relationship problems and downward social ability as people who were alcohol dependent over many years. in fact, in terms of financial difficulties, people who were dpis dependent entity experienced more financial difficulties such as difficulty getting a mortgage, troubles with debt and cash flow, food insecurity, compared to people who were alcohol dependent. >> reporter: before we start thinking about how this might be relevant to the u.s., which is
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rapidly legalizing marijuana on a state level, it is a few things to remember. this was roughly 1000 people, they're all white and in new zealand which may differ in important ways from the u.s. at a time when political and business momentum is gathering around legal marijuana, the findings are an alarming reminder that the science may have been left behind coming up next on this program, the mother using brush and canvass to try to get justice for her son. illegal use ouisiana
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to an artist. she calls an injustice exhibition but it is more than that to her. >> i've been painting for over 25 years. i actually love painting more than i love drawing, really. >> reporter: a long time artist, she looked at paintings hanging in galleries across the state. her latest project is the most personal. >> i was thinking what can i do as a mother, as an artist, to bring awareness to this situation. >> reporter: the walls of her small home studio are filled with the faces of prisoners, a man exxon rated after serving more than 25 years. others are of men still locked up who insist they were wrongly
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convicted. one of them is her son >> when this happened to my son, i realise that there are people in sitting for crimes they didn't commit. all of the inmates that i paint, families are fighting their cases. >> reporter: in 2000 this was a rising rap star touring with artists known as snoop dog. a fight broke out and a young man was shot and killed. several witnesses told police he was the shooter >> this man was his fan. why would he just kill a fan? why would he shoot a fan? he wasn't even involved in the fight >> reporter: prosecutors haven't commented on the case, but she was at the concert that night and says she is certain her son is innocent. >> he hasn't been in trouble before. >> reporter: she was shocked when he was convicted with manslaughter with no physical evidence linking him to the
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shooting and despiting another man coming forward and confessing to the crime. there has been more doubt cast on his conviction. after several witnesses swore affidavits they admitted to being pressured to identify him as the shooter. >> my son actually introduced me to him. he has been in the correctional center with my son >> reporter: still hopeful after 15 years that her son's conviction will be over turned, sheep continues to meet with other prisoner researching her cases and exhibits. >> i don't know what else to do, but to paint them and bring some awareness in the exposure to their situation in my own small way some sad news to report from l.a. garry schandling died at a hospital after being rushed
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there following a sudden massive heart attack. in addition to his stand up and film work, he starred in two influential tv shows. it is the garry schandling shows and larry sanders show. 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. >> getting to the heart of the matter. proud to tell your stories. al jazeera america.
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the library of congress is making rooms for the recordings. it is a new home for some of the indelicatessenible moments on audio. -- indelibe moment on audio. >> reporter: most famous songs and a 1947 speech given by the then secretary of state george c marshall laying out what became the marshall plan to rebuild europe after world one 2. >> it seems to lie in breaking the circle and restoring the confidence of the people in europe in the economic nut of their own countries >> reporter: a group of 25 recordings has been inducted into the library of congress.
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the tracks range from 19111's let me call you sweetheart. [ ♪ ] to recording from 75 years later and at the other end of the musical spectrum, metallica's master of puppets from 1986. [ ♪ ] >> reporter: the buy bree of congress inducts 25 recordings each year that are considered significant and are at least 10 years old. this year's include two versions of mack the knife, one from louis armstrong. [ ♪ ] >> reporter: the other from bobby darren. [ ♪ ] >> reporter: the recordings are not limited to music. george carlin's 1972 class clown
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was added. his routine, seven words you can never say on television poked fun at language, censorship and what offends people. >> they will infect your soul, curve your spine and keep the country from winning the war. >> reporter: the new addition to the recording registry extend to the sports world too, including the night in 1962 when will chamber lane scored against the new york knicks. >> 100 points. >> reporter: a radio call of the entire fourth quarter made the registry's list which now numbers 450 recordings, including another new entranlt from the disco era that's our broadcast.
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ali velshi is next on target tonight maximum mum focus on minimum wage, the fight for $15 an hour and why some call it a job killer here is one thing most americans support raising the federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 where it has been since 209. no wonder both democrats and republicans see the wisdom of boosting p