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21st next year, when it's the united states turn to be amazed. and a quick reminder, you can always catch up any time with all of the stories we're covering by checking out our website. the address for that is ♪ ♪ a pivotal night in the race for the white house, bernie sanders scores a major upset in michigan while donald trump tightens his grip on the republican nomination. >> go ahead and shoot me! >> reporter: under scrutiny, the fbi investigating one of its own in the fatal standoff with oregon occupier. ♪ shake it up baby >> and remembering the fifth
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beatle, legendary producer george martin is dead. ♪ this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm del walters. bernie sanders and hillary clinton getting ready once again to debate tonight after a huge ep set in the presidential race. sanders beating hillary clinton in the michigan primary, despite every poll showing clinton with a double-digit lead going into the process. clinton did win mississippi however. donald trump also having a big night, wins in michigan, mississippi, and hawaii. david shuster has more. >> reporter: with the swagger of a concurring hero, donald trump claimed the michigan and mississippi primaries by double digits, defying his challengers and the anti-trump republican establishment. >> i don't think i have ever had so many hoerable, horrible things said about me in one week. [ laughter ] >> $38 million worth of horrible
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lies, but that's okay. it shows you how brilliant the public is. >> reporter: trump thanked his supporters who were not swayed by an all-out attack against him, lead by mitt romney coming into tuesday east primaries. >> every single person, we started off with 17, we're down to four, of the four, they are pretty much all gone, okay? pretty much. they didn't do so well tonight, folks. i'm not going to say anybody didn't do well, they didn't do well. only one person did well tonight, donald trump, i will tell you. >> reporter: no one had a worse night than marco rubio, the favored candidate of the republican establishment. he walked away empty handed finishing last in mississippi and michigan in the single digits despite help from romney. >> i'm calling on behalf of marco rubio. >> reporter: on the democratic
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side, a huge upset. bernie sanders took michigan with just over 50% of the vote. >> what tonight means is that the bernie sanders campaign, the people's revolution that we are talking about, the political revolution that we are talking about is strong in every part of the country, and frankly, we believe that our strongest areas are yet to happen. >> reporter: clinton, though, pulled off a decisive win in mississippi with more than 80% of the vote there, and she still leads the overall delegate count by a wide marge. idaho voters turned in their vote for ted cruz. but with three more states in the trump column, and momentum on his side, donald trump has a message for those looking to take him out. >> i say let's come together, folks. we're going to win.
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i say let's come together. bisi onile-ere live for us in detroit. bisi, lots of attention on donald trump, but they are really talking about bernie sanders win last night. what issues drove the voters to the polls there? >> reporter: there are several issues that drove voters to the polls including clean water, education, and job loss. clean water was a really big issue, considering what is happening right now in the city of flint, michigan. on sunday both bernie sanders and hillary clinton held a debate there to address the city's toxic water. back in 2014, the city switched its water supply from the detroit water system to the flint river, and the water became tainted with lead, and here we are nearly two years later, and the top water is still off limits. so that has been a major issue just about everywhere you go across the state. back to yesterday's primary, i
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can tell you a lot of people were stunned because hillary clinton was leading in most polls. but bernie sanders said early on that if there was a high voter turnout here in michigan that there was a good chance that he would win. just to take a look at the numbers, more than 2 million people headed out to the polls yesterday. that set a record that was made back in 1972, so clearly a lot of people here in michigan seeing that this presidential election is a very serious decision to make, and people came out in droves. >> bisi now that we have seen the exit polls who came out in support of bernie sanders? >> reporter: well, it's really interesting. when it comes to bernie sanders, he generated a lot of the younger vote. and he actually, from what i'm being told by political analysts, him winning michigan is a really big coup, because it's the first state that is
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racially diverse that he has been able to capture. and although he came out on top, there is still a long road ahead. it's important to note that although he won, he is projected to get 65 delegates here in michigan, and clinton is projected to get about 58. clinton still leads by 200 delegates, but clinton, what is interesting, as i mentioned, she won a majority of the black vote, but sanders is nipping at her toes. >> bisi onile-ere thank you very much. lincoln mitchell is with us. what happened -- and i'm going to play his acceptance speech last night. sanders really didn't expect to win. take a listen. >> i want to thank the many thousands of volunteers that we had in the state of michigan for knocking on doors, and for making the phone calls that created this kind of enormously
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successful night for us. >> hastily called no big acceptance speech, no rally, especially for a victory of this magnitude. how did so many people get it so wrong? >> well, there is a question on why the pollsters got it wrong. but going forward, the sanders campaign can discount any polls for the next few weeks. i think what we're seeing here is that -- two things. african american voters behaved slightly differently in the north than the south. he got about a third of the african american vote in michigan. if he could get those kind of numbers in the south we will be in a different position. and the core white constituency of the democratic party has moved very far to the left. this is not bill clinton's
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democratic party. hillary clinton just cannot compete with bernie sanders on those economic justice issues, and even on foreign policy, where she has the expertise, but his views are closer to the heart of the party. >> one of the numbers that leap out at you, is the number of young people voting overwhelmingly for bernie sanders who is no spring chicken, what is wrong with hillary clinton? >> bernie is the quirky old dude at the party who makes a lot of sense. hillary clinton is the middle age who is probably right, but doesn't always present it in a way that is appealing. but if you are under 35, the high employment rates of the 1990s is something you read about in history. but the legacy of the clinton administration's coziness with
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wall street and the banks angers people. it is worth noting when all is said and done about yesterday, hillary clinton earned roughly speaking 55% of the delegates, and bernie sanders 44. that mean still has a earned lead. does he have a path to the nomination? yes, he does. he has to repeat this with slightly bigger wins in the large industrial states. and he has a story he can tell, which is that california goes last. if he is in striking distance, he can say hey, i could win california. i'm a great california candidate, and new jersey goes that way too. >> carly fiorina just endorsing ted cruz. too little too late?
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>> i don't know. you either have to circle the wagons around tuesday or stop talking about this stop trump nonsense. rubio shows he is struggling to win his home state. cruz is saying i'm the one that can beat donald trump. maybe he is right. but the problem is, on the one hand we have got a guy who is too liberal for our party, meaning trump, and on the other hand we have a guy we can't stand. it's a tough choice. >> lincoln thanks very much for being with us. defense officials telling al jazeera america u.s. special forces have captured the leader of isil's chemical weapons team. he is now being questioned. he has told reporters that isil is trying to development chemical weapons of its own.
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new threats today from north korean leader, kim ki-jong he says his country has miniatureized nuclear war heads that can be mounted on ballistic missiles. state media putting out this picture of kim. he has called on his military to get ready to strike first if necessary. this comes after the u.n. imposed its strongest ever sanctions against the country. the u.n. saying syrian peace negotiations will go ahead on monday. the special representative to syria also insisting the current cessation of hostilities does not need to be renewed while the talks go on. he is in geneva today with a workgroup focused on getting humanitarian aid to besieged areas. but convoys have yet to reach six of those areas. james bayes is outside the meeting with more. >> reporter: it's worth noting that this day was supposed to be the start of -- or the restart
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of the stalled syrian talks. this was the official date given by the u.n. envoy stephane demistura. the opposition saying that they have concerns, and they will decide at the end of the week whether they will at tend talks, and some of those concerns are exactly about this humanitarian issue, about getting to the besieged areas. that's a point i put to the humanitarian coordinator. >> the imperative is to reach people trapped in these settings. so isil is besieging 200,000 people in deir ez-zor, al-nusra are besieging about 20,000 people in two other cities. >> reporter: those places have been aid, haven't they? >> indeed. and that is something we have been able to do starting in
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october, but really gaining momentum recently. >> reporter: it's always become politicized and the opposition say that they are fulfilling their part of the bargain. they are letting aid into their areas, and the government aren't. >> everybody has a lot more to do, and the one thing that should not be done is to reopen humanitarian principles for political discussion. these are not for discussion. these are enshrined in international humanitarian law. >> reporter: one item of concern, and i think it follows what the opposition have been saying, saying that there are many violations by the syrian government side, and the russian air force is a report in the west of damascus province in the last 24 hours of the most sustained attack using barrel bombs. we have seen at anytime during this cessation of hostilities, which has now lasted or been in place for over ten days. >> that is james bayes for us in
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geneva. the man wanted in connection with the shooting of an idaho pastor has been arrested outside of the white house. the secret service arresting him last night. the agency says he was throwing objects over the white house fence. he is a former mar sheen, accused of shooting paster tim remington six times outside of his church in idaho. there are new details this morning in connection with the killing of an armed protester by law enforcement in oregon. he was shot dead in january. now his wife is accusing the fbi of a coverup. as john henry smith tells us, the fbi and police say that is not the case. >> reporter: the fbi has released video from inside of the truck lavoy finicum was driving in the moments before police shot him lead. >> go ahead and shoot me! >> reporter: he was the spokesman for the armed protesters whoing spent weeks
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inside a oregon wildlife reserve earlier this year. the police say the new video shows finicum goading them before reaching twice for a concealed handgun. >> i have confirmed that the six shots fired by police are justified. >> reporter: but their report lists a total of eight shots fired. oregon police say the other two came from fbi guns as finicum stepped from his truck. those shots missed finicum. now the justice department and the sheriff's department are investigating where those shots came from, and why the fbi didn't list these shots. >> i can assure you that no one from the director of the fbi down to each and every employee wanted this situation to end in
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violence. >> it was an ambush involving a roadblock on a blind curve along a lonely stretch of highway. my husband was murdered intentionally and deliberately. >> reporter: and she disputes the insistence that he twice reached for a gun. >> he was walking with his hands in the air. when he reached to his left, he was reaching to the pain of having been shot. >> reporter: the probe is reportedly focused on five so far unnamed fbi agents. repairing a relationship, vice president biden meeting with israeli prime minister, benjamin netenyahu, but can he bring the white house and jerusalem back together? and a tornado tears through parts of texas as residents in other states are bracing now for severe weather of their own. ♪
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vice president joe biden is in israel today. but his trip already marred by violence. earlier today israeli police shot dead two palestinian drivers after themen allegedly opened fire on a bus. speaking this morning alongside the israeli prime minister. biden said the violence must end. >> this cannot become an accepted modus operandi. this cannot be viewed as an
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appropriate way to behave. >> there was always violence in other waters of the occupied west bank where a palestinians man was shot and killed after attempting to stab an israeli soldier. >> reporter: two palestinian men were shot near a check point that went up on tuesday. that was after reports that at least one of them had tried to attack a member of the israeli border police. now we're now hearing that one of those palestinians has died of his wounds, and he has been named locally as a 16-year-old teenager from the occupied west bank. not long before that, that incident in occupied east jerusalem. what happened was that two palestinians traveling in a car fired towards an israeli bus in a remote area. no one was hurt, but the israeli police gave chase and during
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that chase, the palestinians then fired at a jewish israeli and they actually wounded that person before then being shot dead by the -- by the israeli police. on tuesday, there were incidents not just in occupied east jerusalem but in other parts of israel itself where a man committed several stabbings before being shot dead, a palestinian attacker responsible for several different incidents. one of his victims, an american tourist died from his wounds. and that happened just down the road from where joe biden was holding a conference after he just landed in the country. >> that is nadim baba for us in jerusalem. the u.s. condemning that stabbing attack he just mentioned, that left an american
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visiting israel dead. he was a retired army officer. he served in both iraq and afghanistan. he was with a group of students and staff from israel. one of the big concerns of israel has been iran's nuclear program. iran's revolutionary guard fired several missiles on tuesday, it says they are designed to hit israel. earlier this year, the u.s. sanctioned businesses and individuals linked to the missile program. shortly the public will begin saying good-bye to nancy reagan. viewings about get to underway at this hour at the reagan library in california. her funeral is set to take place on friday. officials saying that mrs. reagan wanted to be buried as close to her former husband as possible. jennifer london has more.
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>> reporter: it was nancy reagan's wish to be laid to rest along her husband here at the ronald reagan presidential library, before the private funeral and burial on friday, the public have a chance to honor and say they final good-bye to the former first lady. this morning a motorcade with her casket will arrive here at the library. everybody detail has been meticulously planned by the first lady herself. >> everything from the pallbearers to the family members and the people participating in the ceremony, they are hollywood people, government people, friends of the family. to the people who were actually invited, the flowers, and so we know we're carrying out her wishes. >> reporter: as the nation remembers and prepares to say good-bye to an iconic former first lady. her life and legacy is
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especially significant here in california. nancy reagan was a first lady long before she arrived in washington. jennifer london, al jazeera. texas is bracing for more severe weather. there were lightning flashes and a tornado near fort worth at least one person was killed and several others were hurt across the state. aen dub a potential settlement in the home depot bah ta breach case. more than 50 million home depot card holders were affected by that breach. still to come, the man behind the music. we'll look at the life and legacy of beatels producer george martin. ♪ and i do appreciate you being round ♪
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beatles fans are mourning the death of george martin. he died at the age of 90. he was the producer, the man behind the music, martin's impact on the beatles and the music world was profound. >> reporter: george martin became known as the fifth beatle. he was the producer to signed the fab four in 1962. he was behind nearly a dozen singles in the u.s. and 20 in the u.k.
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it was martin who suggested they use ringo star. many took to social media to commemorate martin. he was born in london and after serving in the royal navy during world war ii, he chose the industry as his career, first working for the bbc, and then becoming a producer. he was also a composer. ♪ >> reporter: and conducted the string section and suggested strings be added to "yesterday." >> when we did it, paul scribbled on it, and said i have got my name on it. this is it here. he wrote on it at the top, here. by paul mccartney, john lennon, george martin, esquire, and
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mozart. >> reporter: the song became one of the most covered of all time. he also produced for other big artists. he was knighted by the queen in 1996 a year before paul mccartney, and inducted into the rack and roll hall of fame in 1999. amazon's ceo says his company blue origin will launch humans into space next year. there won't be paying customers on the test flights, but thousands of space travelers have expressed interest. and building a new stadium at fort bragg. the ballpark will then be converted to a softball field and multi-purpose center. thanks for joining us. i'm del walters in new york. the news continues live from
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london next. ♪ the main migrant trail from greece to northern europe is blocked after western balkan nations shut their borders. ♪ i'm loren taylor this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, a surge in violence in the middle east, israeli police shoot dead two palestinians accused at shooting at a bus. at the fifth anniversary of the fukushima approaches, japan orders the shut down of two of his nuclear reactors. and tributes for george martin, the music produr