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is. >> race against time in the philippines, nor the record-breaking typhoon. the navy soon on if way, america and the world responding to the catastrophe. we'll take you there. live. >> the surprising risks using corn to make gasoline. what our own investigation is uncovering from the gulf of mexico. plus, sky high, two cities compete for tallest building in the u.s. and the winner is: and we begin
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in the philippines. five full days after typhoon haiyan struck, help is on the way but for many time is running out, craig leeson joins us from sivu province. six days from the storm what's the priority right now? you. >> as you say thousands of people in some of these remote areas, particularly in the worse-hit in this cup and that's
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leitei province on the east coast where that tidal surge swept many people away. the priority of course is to ensure that all of the international aid that is pouring into the capital of the country in manila and also into sabu where we are here in the center of the country that that aid get to the people who need it most. it's been flown into tacloban which is the capital of plvmenteitei island, they are trying to get that distribution network working as much as possible. >> craig stand by, it is difficult to figure out how many people were killed, 1800 dead, at least two of them americans. but the number of displaced has grown to 800,000 people, many of them homeless. the philippine government has sent 2,000 froots into the rural areas trying -- troops into the
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rural areas trying to stop widespread looting. >> it is not until you see it from the air that typhoon haiyan's devastation becomes truly evident. when it struck land on friday, very little was able to withstand its power. in this predominantly catholic country, the church is the center of the community, people in the affected areas are desperate for food, water and shelter. the weather is deteriorating again. leaving people to look for protection in whatever is left of their homes. >> we have to stay here because we don't have any money to leave but we don't have anything to improve our shelter, either. so we'll have to cope. >> as the storm clouds roll in, helicopters and the aid are supposed to be delivering to outlying areas stay grounded. that means more waiting for those who have received little or no assistance from the
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outside. some areas remain cut off to vehicles. trekking across the debris is the only way in or out. the locals try their best to clear what they can with the few tools they have. in some areas where the storm surge came ashore it took houses completely away. others were able to stand up to the force of the waves despite the fact that the water rose to halfway up this second story. there are many people still missing presumed buried beneath the rubble. here those that have been found are stored on a stage at what used to be a children's daycare center. moretta is struggling with the pain of losing her one-year-old niece and seeing her home destroyed. these parts of the philippines they have experienced so many storms and are scared to stay here. >> after the typhoon we heard resumers that water was coming in again. then we came back home. but every time it rains, we leave.
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>> days have passed since the storm struck but in many areas it is as if it just struck. wayne hawaii, al jazeera, palo. >> let's go back to craig. craig, what sort of progress are they making to get people to safety? >> well, here in sabu i've had c-130 hercules aircraft working around the clock. certainly during night they can't fly, but while there is daylight we they have been going in with relief 52 tackle tackle tacloban and we spent the day at the military hospital at the air force base. >> they lum better into the sabu air force base with military
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precision, delivering their precious cargo from the nightmare that is one of the philippines worst natural disasters. those who couldn't walk, were carried. the sick, the old, andfully those who want to escape the natural disaster. >> bodies are on the roads and nobody's picking them up. >> the injured and sick were taken to a military hospital. for many here the horror of losing their families far outweighed the pain of their injuries. this woman was struck by her roof as it collapsed in the storm. she managedto crawl out with her daughters after it passed. they were among the lucky ones. >> we survived. >> the doctors are working around the clock, with overwhelmed by the sheer number of injured but every now and then a ray of hope. >> today we have a fracture, mostly trauma injuries, we have pregnant women coming in.
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ready to deliver their babies. >> after disgorging their human cargo the c-130 is loaded with relief supplies intended for those still facing the hardship.yet another day without food or water. >> the u.s. government is holding us and various other international governments are holding us, and we will continue to bring the support to the people affected by the supertyphoon. >> but the relief supplies are not always getting to the ones who need it most. the government sending in more patrols to are stop the looting, imagine if you will then the courage of these people here in sabu at the edwards air force base, many of them who were there during the storm. they're waiting here for a c-130 hercules aircraft to arrive to take them back into the devastated area.
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why because in those bags are food and water, things they say their family needs to survive. >> these survivors say the government aid isn't reaching their families fast enough and going back is their own option -- only option about. >> i am scared but i have no choice because my family is in tacloban. >> international aid is on the way. the united states has directed the carrier the u.s.s. george washington to head to the fill philippines and provide support. as bad weather begins to close in survivors wonder, if they'll ever arrive in time. as u.s. marines are on the ground there's about 250 personnel now helping out with aid description. they've managed to get out 106,000 pounds of supplies.
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they're using specialty aircraft like the orion tilt-rotor lift aircraft that have vertical capability. the only way to get in and out of some of these place he with so much debris.there are -- place with so much debris. as i mentioned earlier, most of that relief supplies are coming in through manila and here at sabu. >> so craig people complain about the fact that the supplies are not getting there fast enough. so what needs to be done now, in order to help those people? >> well, i think what needs to be done is that they need more people on the ground. and in the air, getting this stuff out, to these remote areas. and when you look at some of the footage that's coming in from some of these relief operations in these helicopters you can understand why it's so difficult, the roads are still clogged with debris and the only way in and out are through these
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helicopters and they have to establish first of all where this aid needs to go most. as mentioned the you know, is sending significant -- the u.s. is sending significant support. the george washington is on its way, it has flotilla of craft, and when it gets here it will have 80 aircraft that will be able to assist in that operation and the capability of producing 400,000 gallons of much-needed water. >> craig leeson on the ground in sabu. craig, thank you very much. ambassador golback, thank you for joining us, what's the situation there and what's the u.s. mission? >> well, thank you very much. our mission of course is to support the philippine
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government in its relief operations. we have 10 c-130 aircraft and four mv 22 o os praipreyey airc. plastic sheeting for 10,000. we are going to be moving a lot of that this morning and possibly from this afternoon into this evening. there will be a lot of foodstuffs water et cetera hygiene kits that are being arranged at the airport and we'll get that moved down to tacloban. and then the government will arrange to receive that and move it to subdistribution centers and to the remote villages. we are recalling that much of what is there was destroyed and there are not a lot of vehicles
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or support structures to assist in the effort. >> have you been given a scope of the disaster? >> well in terms of the dimension of it when you any about a typhoon that's 300 miles wide, 480 kilometers wide, tearing a swath through the country side that gives you a feel for it. most of the nonconcrete structures in tacloban and other areas in its path were flattened and so that's why there's such a huge number of displaced persons. it also of course complicates the recovery of the deceased and moving on with those kinds of issues. >> i believe the state department says two americans are confirmed dead. do we have any word on other americans who are there? >> we have reached out to all americans that are registered.
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the phone system isn't exactly that good shape there yet but it is recovering. we continued to talk to people as they come out trying to get additional information, whether they have seen, talked of or heard of other americans, whether they are deceased or injured or okay. and we are trying to facilitate their transport back to manila and onward. >> one more question about money. you issued a disaster declaration releasing $100,000. since then, the defense department has authorized $20 million. how will that money be distributed? >> my understanding is that $10 million will be distributeto our ngo partners to help in distribution of supplies, kind of fast-act being aid if you want to call it that, and another chunk will be providing
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longer term support in terms of rice assistance, shelter, hygiene, sanitation, medical care, all of those kinds of things. >> you're on your way to the airport. can i ask you where you're headed? >> yes. i'm on my way to the airport, i'm going to go down now and then do an assessment with brigadier general kennedy, the head of the third marine expeditionary brigade here, to get our own feel here, and also get an idea what else it is the u.s. can help support the relief operation and deal with the suffering that the filipino people are feeling. >> ambassador of course good luck. >> president obama -- thank you. president obama spoke to president aquino and assured him we would do all we can in their hour of need.
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we're doing all we can. >> ambassador godbeck thank you very much. >> you're welcome. good-bye. >> back home president obama is hearing more criticism over his health care law. this time, it's not coming from the right, it's from former president bill clinton and he says mr. obama needs to honor his commitment and allow americans to keep their insurance if they want to. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us now from washington. mike was there any warning that mr. clinton was going to say this? >> no. and the white house was at pains to explain exactly what they think bill clinton meant and react to it. the associated press has a new figure, three and a half million americans have been told their existing insurance policies are going away and they do not conform to the affordable care act also known as obamacare. those old policies were inferior they were told, about half that number are going to be eligible
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for a lot of subsidies. but that $3.5 million figure is 3.5 mill more people assumed, would be offer that -- the president said if you keep your plan, if you like your plan you can keep your plan. a lot of people took him at his word on that. now a lot of democrats are saying we want to go back to the old plan. there's legislate moving -- legislation that many democrats are co-sponsoring. but bill clinton on a website really undermind mined what the president was trying to -- let's hear about that. >> let those people get what they got. >> that's not going to happen. they are considering options to make those new plans affordable but not allowing people go back to their old plans. many democrats are jumping ship.
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mary landrieu up for reelection and dianne feinstein, who is not facing any threat. the cornipiak report, 46% agreed with that statement 47% disagreed. and in that same poll his approval rating as president obama is down to 39%. that's the same point that somewhere george w. bush was at at the same time in his about presidency, john. >> john, thank you. it would be, secretary kerry is set to brief the senate banking committee tomorrow. he is supposed to ask banking committee amid talks. >> what we are asking for is a temporary pause in sanction he. we are not taking away saption he. we are not -- we -- sanctions.
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we are not rolling them back. this is about ensuring that our legislative strategy and our negotiating strategy are running hand in hand. >> now talks broke down in geneva over the we'd weekend after three days of intensive talks. negotiators are trying to reach agreement over capping iran's nuclear capability. jains welcome. >> thanks so much john. >> how do you read this latest move in congress? i mean if congress were to vote tougher sanctions, vote for tougher sanctions would that hurt the negotiations? >> yeah, sure it would. i think that each side both the americans and the iranians have their hard liners to deal with. the where president rouhani of iran and chabad ragif their
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nuclear negotiator have basically told the eye tol ayatd the clerics, clearly going to reinforce the hard liners on that side and also discredit the folks that say no, i think we can get a deal. so it's really going to be a problem. >> let me stop you there. i listened to senator lindsay graham talk about tougher sanctions. clearly he must know that information. what's he trying to did here? >> i think the republicans-sorry i shouldn't say the republicans, the republicans and the democrats. you mentioned lindsay graham. robert menendez said we need more sanction he in order to persuade the iranians to accept -- to bring an end to
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their nuclear -- >> what's that? >> there's just no reason to believe that's going to happen. that is the premise is, these guys can basically be intimidated into change position. i think that's not the way it is at all. i think in fact you have deeply divided iranian elite with one group basically stick its neck out going out on a limb which to some extent you could say so is john kerry, there is some symmetry here. and i think that the republicans and the democrats who are demanding a tougher line should ask themselves whether they are prepared for the ultimate consequence which is the talks break down. iran continues. and ultimately the united states feels compelled to launch strikes against iran's nuclear facilities. do we want that? >> what happened over the weekend? i mean the iranians were saying, in the middle of last week that they thought there would be a deal, and it looked like there might be. and then they came up and said no deal.
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>> yeah. there's a very complicated spin on this. and so the first word that came out is, all the members of the so-called p-5 plus 1 the security councilmembers plus germany except france agreed on a deal. that was immediately scuttled by the american side who obviously recognizes thi recognized this a political disaster. and if you go before congress and the congress says do you mean the french is to the right of us on this? the french have a completely unjustified are reputation, the french has a very muscular policy. but the americans try osay, no no no, that's not what happened. the iranians backed out. >> they blame the iranians. >> the chief negotiator did something iran never would have done in the past. he went on twitter and his tweet said oh yeah who was it that
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decided to gut half of the american position on thursday night? was that iran? his gut answer was no it wasn't, it was france. we have these competing flurry advertises, i -- narratives. i expect they are both true. >> james chavez it's great to have you on the program. thank you very much. >> hello and welcome back. well i'm going to take you over here to the philippines. some good news is, the disturbance of weather has gone through. tacloban you're going to see some brighter skies. that's going to be needed for the relief efforts. heat, index reaching to about 94, overnight lows going to about 81. so they're not going to get much relief there in terms of heat. also we've seen lot of cold across the central plains. now it's going to be the heavy
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rain coming across the northwest. seattle you're getting a break but it's going to be much worse over the next couple of days. are five day forecast rainy day, better on friday. back to you john. >> kevin, thank you. it's a deal that creates the world's biggest airline, the justice department today signed off on a merger between american airlines and u.s. air. earnt trusantitrust has blocked it up until now. >> following weeks of closed door negotiations. >> for one it's going to eliminate overlapping routes that u.s. air and american both shared. ticket price he for those are going to go up. but it's mrs. going to make a more efficient airline in some ways where planes that were undersold on certain routes will
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now be at capacity so that will drive prices down. >> sued to stop the merger, so the $11 billion deal would lead to hire prices. they filed a -- higher prices. the parent of bankrupt american airlines should be forced to scrap it on the grounds that if they went ahead more than 80% of all u.s. commercial aviation would be in hands of just four companies. but now the u.s. american deal is back on but there's a price to pay for the new mega-airline. landing slots and gates at several major airports including dozens at reagan national airport outside washington and new york la guardia airport, will being given more access to airports in boston chicago dallas los angeles and miami under the terms of the deal.
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>> probably the best thing for consumers is petition. some of those smaller airlines which aren't so small, airlines like jetblue and northwest have found a way to make profits and routes that are not served by the bigger airlines. there is an opportunity for smaller airlines to move in. >> u.s. and american says their merger is the only way to compete in what is increasingly a global industry, the final settlement must be signed off by a judge. john terrett al jazeera new york. >> michael eaves is here with sports. every day this goes on it feels like more of a legal npr battle. >> now we're put in a holding pattern. one day before miami dolphins owner was about to meet with jonathan martin, come news the
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dolphins will postpone the meeting. asked the dolphins to reschedule their meeting until after wells meets with martin first. that's scheduled for friday in los angeles. martin left the team last friday. terry francona guided cleveland to a 20-game improvement going from 68 victories in 2012 to 92 this year, earned the club the first postseason berth since 2007. maxed the biggest in franchise history. in the national league the manager of the year goes to clint hurdle, 94 and 68 it was also the club's first winning season in 21 years. hurdle was the only manager picked on every national league ballot. coming up a member of the dolphins talk about the culture
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of the locker room which the manager says he wants to change. relief is on the way but not soon enough. plus it's coming down to the final ballot. workers in a seattle suburb will soon see whether their minimum wage is getting a raise.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler and here are the top stories. former president bill clinton is speaking his mind about the problems with the rollout of the new health care law. he says president obama should honor his previous commitment and make sure people can keep their insurance if they want to, even if it means changing the law. secretary kerry briefs members of congress tomorrow on the status of nuclear testing in iran. negotiations ended in geneva over the weekend and are scheduled to resume on november 20th. in the philippines new figures from that catastrophic typhoon. the government now sets an
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estimated -- says an estimated 1800 people are dead far less than earlier reports of 10,000 killed. as of tonight some 800,000 people are displaced and homeless. and from the disaster zone incredible, and emotional new stories from those who are in dire need and for people who are there to help. >> really, are such death and deaf devastation everywhere. people need help. >> we can survivor without these house he we'll sleep ni anywhere but we need food. >> our priorities will be sanitation, hygiene anything and education. the immediate priority is safe water sanitation and hygiene. >> the current situation puts the most vulnerable people at very significant risk. women and children are begging on the street with exposing
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themselves to possible abuse. the lack of lighting have made women and children more vulnerable especially at night. >> we are in discussions with the government of the philippines right now, greater access for u.s. forces. we haven't come to a conclusion yet on that agreement. we have thousands who are deployed american service members in the region who can help respond. >> i feel terribly as of my crew and the entire strike group on what's occurred and our hearts go out to all the people in the philippines. we are very much pleased to be able to provide help and relief, and i think i speak for the entire crew and the entire strike group that this is an important mission that we provide. and we're happy to be going and helping where we can. >> so caroline kennedy was sworn in today as u.s. ambassador to
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japan. she's the first woman to hold that post. ambassador kennedy reportedly is heading there friday expected to meet with the prime minister soon after that. the first transportation security administration officer killed in the line of duty was remembered today. the memorial service for gerard hernandez was held at the los angeles memorial sports arena. attorney general eric holder spoke and hundreds of people attended. shot at the los angeles are international airport, two others were injured in that attack. ethanol made from corn may not be as environmentally friend reply as many believe. at least that's according to an investigation conducted by the associated press. farmers have plowed over millions of acres of conservation bland, according to
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the report. crops have let to damaging fertilizer runoff which has flowed deep into the gulf of mexico. >> on the gulf of mexico, fishing is not only a way of life. it's big business. >> i've seen lot of dead shrimp. dead fish. sometimes the fish wash ashore from the fish kill from that dead zone. >> a dead zone that stretches across 5800 square feet of the sea floor about the size of connecticut. >> some of the ingredients in the fertilizers in the heart land that help the corn grow are worsening the conditions here in the gulf of mexico creating an environment in some pockets of the gulf where there's no oxygen and marine life can't sustain itself. >> it's not rocket science to figure out if you plant for acreage in corn and use more fertilizer, we lose more
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fertilizer that gets into the gulf of mexico. >> accelerated when the corn and ethanol boom began more than six years ago. >> some day you're going to be using this in your car. >> what presidential george zimmerman bush signed into law. corn based ethanol to their fuel each year, the goal was to produce cleaner fuel and reduce u.s. reliance on foreign oil. >> we are reducing our reliance on foreign oil as we know. >> producing ethanol is far more damaging to the environment than the government admits. since president obama why took office, corn feeds, this plan based on the u.s. department of agriculture data shows the change. the dark area represents the density of the increased corn acreage and the fertilizer used
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to grow that corn is being washed into the mississippi river and down shore into the gulf. steven de marko is are tracking that flow. >> all those nutrients will have a significant impact on the ecosystem and cause massive fish kill and fish dying. >> not so says the nation's leading ethanol producer. they say, increased ethanol production and the environmental degradation of the gulf. >> whether that's an environmental claim or whether that's a performance claim. >> but shrimper david dardar who has worked the gulf his entire life says there's no question the fertilizer runoff is ruining. >> it just kills everything, nothing survives in it. there's no oxygen in the water at all.
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>> fishermen and environmentalists wand pps says that it's been good for both farmers and the environment. robert ray, al jazeera, new orleans. >> now the associated report on ethanol is being criticized by several industry groups including the renewable fuels association. it's the largest lobbying group for the ethanol industry and one of their members calls the findings flabbergasting. bob gine rvetionn joins us, bob welcome. >> good to be here. >> what does your group think is fleash gastoning about this report? >> its lack of balance or fact. we're used to seeing big oil or other detractors of the ethanol industry put out advocacy piece he. we're not used to seeing that done by an organization like the associated press. i think probably the ap brand was damaged a bit by this because it lacked any kind of balance what discover.
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>> all right give me some examples. >> well, for example they noted that crp land was coming down and yes it has but not because of ethanol. >> what is crp? >> the crop reserve program. it's a program that the usda utilizes to manage surpluses. but the crp has been coming down because the congress reduced the funding and it had to come down. but the fact of the matter is there's a higher percentage up to the top of the crp cap than has ever been are used before. the fnlt -- fundamental point is we are using more land for production than we ever have before is also flat out wrong. the fact of the matter is, yields have increased, we are more productive on the same acre of land than we were 20 years ago and in many parts of the country today you see less corn
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being grown than was the case 20 years ago. >> you are saying 20 years ago, there is more corn being produced 20 years ago than there is today? >> more corn being grown on less acres. because the farm he is more productive, yields have increased panned we are just more efficient. >> and the argument that you're using conservation land is not true? >> not true at aural. there are specific provisions in the law that don't plow new land to be -- don't allow new lands to be used in the production of grain for ethanol production. your intro to this piece talks about how many fertilizer is being used. the fact of the matter is we are using less fertilizer than we used ten years ago, less fertilizer per unit of corn than we were even five years ago. farmers are becoming far more efficient than ever before. >> those scientists you heard in the report are just wrong?
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>> i think they're getting one plus one and equalling three. look, we're using more fertilizer on lawns today. mcmansions. there are all associates of reasons why there's -- >> you say lawn fertilizer not the fact that the -- >> my point is there are all kinds of factors. you can't just say that it'sette flol. you can't just you know -- ethanol. you can't point to this cause and say it'sette flol. you can't -- it's ethanol. what are the environmental consequence of fracking? in north dakota? or tar sands from canada or the risk of spills in the gulf of mexico? the real environmental danger of energy production in the gulf is not ethanol production. it's having to deep dig, deep are and deeper in the gulf of
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mexico. that's the environmental consequence. environmentalists really should be focused on. >> it seems like this will be a debate that will continue. bob, it's great to have you on the program. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. hawaii has legalized same sex marriage. governor neil abercrombie says, law will boost tour imp by $270 million over the next three years. now to washington state and a referendum being watched closely by that state and by workers across the country. the minimum wage in one washington state community could be going up soon. the votes are counted in seatac, washington. that would be the highest in the country. allen schauffler joins us.
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washington has a mail in ballot that's why it's taken so long right? >> yes, the ballots are dribbling in. we got a count, 43 votes was what we had on friday, and on monday it was 43 votes difference. the yes side on proposition 1 still leading. that is the proposition that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, specifically for workers here at seatac international airport and for businesses around the airport. it wouldn't apply to all workers in the city of seatac. it would why require employers to make certain provisions about sick pay and companies if they are unionized pass over
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provision he of position 1. right now, very close vote, less than 1% and we don't know when this thing's going to end. one thing's for sure john, we're pretty much guaranteed headed for a recount. >> explain this to me. opponents just filed a lawsuit on friday and votes haven't even been counted yet. why are they going to court? >> well, presumably they're going to court because they think there's a chance that this lead could hold and they could lose. i would assume that's why they're going to court. but they're basically challenging on two points: the city where it's located doesn't have the power to enforce things like that. sea-tac is an entirely different entity than the city of seatac. some provisions may violate
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state or federal statutes by requiring certain things like guaranteeing vacation pay, sick pay,ettes. why should a -- et cetera, why should this govern? they have filed suit, that is in federal court, could land in state court. one thing for sure, this election is supposed to be certified by the 26th of this month and it's a pretty good certainty that we won't have an answer by then. >> allen thanks very much. now we head to washington, d.c, and find out what's coming up on america tonight. adam may is standing by. hi adam. >> good morning there john. coming up on america tonight, we'll take you on the largest storage facility in america parked and stored right now in the middle of the arizona
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desert. some watch dogs are calling it gross mismanagement of your tax dollars. we head to the bone yard in arizona to get your answer he. >> there's a lot of politics and senators and congressmen looking to keep jobs and money in their districts. that's an extremely inefficient way to purchase weaponry and to equip the military. >> also we cannot ignore the devastation in the philippines. we'll talk to survivors of that typhoon. one woman's incredible story, she tells about traveling two hours to find her family. natural disasters, why young girls may not see the same relief efforts as boys. coming up at the top of the hour on america tonight. >> i have a question, how big is that graveyard for planes? it seems enormous. >> it's 2600 acres. there are so many planes there
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more than 4,000 planes there but it's a handful of these planes that are causing quite the controversy here in washington. people are wondering why they are sitting there in the middle of the desert. the value is over half a billion dollars. >> adam thanks very much. the nation's catholic bishops are elected a new leader, elected president of the u.s. congress of bishops about president kurtz, new york cardinal tim dolan held the position for the past three years. coming up next, moon shine gets a day in the sun. plus above it all, the new world trade center reaches a record. next in sports, the owner of the miami dolphins attempts to talk to alleged mazing victim jonathan martin and it's put on hold.
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>> for years, alabama has had a industries of backyard moonshine stills and despite law enforcement crack down, brewers are still make it by the barrel. but as andy gallagher reports, alabama's first legal still is about to sell its very first batch. >> in the backwoods of bullet county, sheriff ask always on the lookout for illegal moonshine sites, buck as he's
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known locally, has uncovered 15. >> would this be a big operation? >> yes, this is a big operation. you count your, they have about 12, 15 barrels there. >> this site was recently discovered and shot holes in the barrels to make sure they can't be reused. not always well received by locals. >> she said you need to leave them people in the woods alone because that's how they make their living. even the citizens of are the county has accepted this as part of the growth of the county. >> the south has had a long and sometimes turbulent history with alcohol but moonshine has a unique place here. it didn't take us long to provide an illegal still that will produce liters of whiskey for an illegal market.
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despite the risks little has changed. some people still want their moonshine the old fashioned way made from time tested recipes. >> they are not too worried about the black market. this is alabama's first legal distillery in more than a century. >> what comes out is a legal product, into this jar right here? >> that's right. >> took more than a year to get their license but it will all be worth it, when the first patch is sold. -- batch is sold. >> extreme satisfaction, we are the ones that took the chance, got out there and did it. we know we are the first, won't be the last. >> when this hits the market in the next few weeks it's unlikely to change old habits. andy gallagher, union springs,
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alabama. >> michael eaves is back with sports. so i guess people are going to have to wait. >> and wait and wait. not sure when they're going to hear from jonathan martin. since abruptl abruptly leaving e dolphins, jonathan martin has yet to share his side of the story. in a scheduled meeting with dolphins owner steven ross, the meeting will be postponed. ross said he would meet with martin on wednesday, to get the to the bottom of his allegations. but independent investigators asked they reschedule until wells could talk to him first. martin's attorney has issued that martin would issue a video statement sometime this week but did not say if that would be issued before or after martin
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averages meeting with wells. now in addition to his announcement yesterday that he planned to meet with martin, ross said he would designed to perceived whij the dolphins organization. but some of the current players on the dolphins feel as if that is an unnecessary step. >> i don't think so. i mean from the guys i guess he would have on committee you know, we thought pretty much following their footsteps in the beginning, like the locker room code or the way the locker room is, it's tradition. it's come from a long line of tradition. and i guess the guys who i saw on the board i think i mean, came from those guys, you know so i mean if -- you know, it is what it is, you know. >> in other nfl news the houston
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texans cut ed reed, the nine-time probowler left the ravens. reed has been relegated to a backup role. he will be able to choose whatever team he wishes if he clears waivers. the national team not qualifying for 2014 world cup. the last time it missed the world cup, 1990. mexico not making it to brazil could be a disaster. al jazeera's rachel levine reports from mexico city. >> it's a matter of national pride whether mexico one of the fearsesfiercest football loving countries, if they lose to new diesel it will be only the fourth time in history mexico
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city doesn't make it to the finals. it's really unthinkable mexico gets knocked out. >> if they don't get into the finals i'm cancelling my trip to brazil. we are a group of eight guys and will plan to spend about $6,000 each. >> 50,000 of 650,000 people expected to flock to brazil for the games are mexicans. >> translator: in terms of the soccer economy a financial catastrophe would ensue. it would have an effect on the mex kahn league, lower sponsorship entries brand prestige and are advertising. >> and it won't just be a financial disaster. it will also have huge impact on the morale of mexicans across the country. where the younger generation dreams of becoming professional football players. 14-year-old carmen has been playing where football for last two years. like many here she says sheelt be very disappointed -- she'll be very disappointed if mexico
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doesn't make it to the world cup. >> they don't qualify after all the training and efforts to make it to the world cup it will be really sad. >> it is mexico's moment of truth. the hopes of carmen and many more weighing on this team's showrltsdz. >> terry francona was named the manager of the year in just his first season with the indians. 60 wins in 2012 to 92 this season. and he earned the club's first postseason berth since 2007. hurdle was the only manager picked on every national league
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ballot. and finally nascar are driver trevor bane says he suffers from multiple sclerosis. despite his recent diagnosis he will drive in the sprint cup in miami, and a full schedule next season. his sister was also diagnosed with ms, it was a strange diagnosis that led him to go back to the mayo clink for his diagnosis. >> there is skyscrapers and there's one world trade center. here in the united states it is official. nothing stands above it. the chicago based council on tall buildings and urban habitat made it official that 1776 feet, important number, one world trait center is the tallest building in america. climbed past willis tower that
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held the record, it will officially happen when one world trade is completed. >> completed in spring right? >> yes. kevin has the weather when we come back. >> from our headquarters in new york, here ar
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>> last night we were looking at temperatures in the northern plains that were in the single digits or teens and you are actually warming up compared to that. what's happening is temperatures across those central areas are warming up, it seems a little balmier, 24° in minneapolis, 27 in chicago, that is warmer from yesterday, we were about ten to 15° cooler across that region. but all those cooler temperatures are now here across the northeast. you can see we did have a frontal boundary push through earlier. that is now off the coast. what we're dealing with now is some lake effect snow. you can see how the snow forms over lake ontario lake erie, some of it is extending fairly far away from the lakes, all the way here almost towards hudson
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river. accumulation is not going to be that great, albany 29°, new york you're hovering just above freezing, at 34, boston at 33, when you figure in the wind chill those winds are ten to 15 miles per hour, philadelphia is like 10 to 15, montreal like 10. are rest of the week friday 53°, by the time we get to sunday we expect to see some very rainy conditions coming into play there. we are going to see not much rain across the great lakes and fargo you're seeing 15°, now you're seeing about 30°. atlanta take a look at what we're seeing as that front moves to the southeast, 37° overnight lows and it's going to freeze. bring your plants in, that's a look at your national weather, have a great peefng.
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