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woman: this is "bbc world news america." is made poible by... the freeman foundation; by-kudy and peter bller foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglted needs; and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. nada: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am nada tawfik.
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what a game. u.s. defeats england by 2score -1 in the women's world cup, launching them to the final. inside the detention facility at the border. a new report is released, and we speak to one democratic congresswoman who is outraged by what she saw. at indigenous communities in the amazon under threat. cutting down the forest is in direct conflict with their way of life. nada: for those watchi on pbs and around the globe, welcome to "world news america." it was a nailbiter in france that had it all as the women's teams from the u.s. and england battled it out in the world cup semifinals. our office probably was not the only one on edge, but in the and -- in the end it was the united states who just came out on top by a score of 2-1. the bbc's christian fraser
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watched e game from a bar here in washington, d.c., and i spoke to him after the final whistle. you are probably among the few england fans in the bar. t what was the momke when the united states won? christn: go to the lucky bar, they said, in d.c. it was not very lucky if you are at england fan. into the lion's den, among all the america fans. this bar emptied quick, but it was packed to the rafters of the -- about aew minutes ago. there was a big shout of "team usa" when the final whistle went. what a roller coaster, particularly the seclf. you have the penalty which was adjudicated on var and that the red card to throw into the mix. a real seesaw of emotns. there were some england fans in here, bunot many. it is mostly the usa fans who are going home very happy this afternoon. nada: christian, as you say, a
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lot of tension, but wasdohere ant amongst the u.s. fans that they would not end up on top? christian: they would say no, not at doubt at all. there were a lot of doubts when that penalty was rewarded. i said to a friend, we missed two penalties in the tournament, this is three out of three and he said, "i think you are going to score this," and lownd -- lo and behold, alyssa naeher, who has gotten criticism, doubts about whether she was fulfilling the part -- she put in a really good performance as well. heads held high for the usa team. i think a little bit of sorrow for the england te, watching them trudge up the pitch. no one wants to see them go out and particularly having missed the penalty. they cnged it but it didn't change the lock, and in the end it was a ltle bit too much.
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probably the best team won out at the end. the americans, they have rl spirit. incredible stamina. they do not stop running. th the end of the day it is what carried them acrosline. nada: thank you so much, christian. for moren the result to my spoke with -- for more on the result, i spoke with football analyst tommy smyth. what were the highlights of the game for you? tommy: thrills, spills, excitement, and adventure. we had everything in the game. we had theoal that was ruled out. under the old days, that would never have been ruled out and it would have been a goal for engl wd. thhad the penalty kick, which was very dubious. the goalkeeper came up with the save. at the end of the day, england had enough chances to win it, od the u.s. just know how put the game away. they don't panic. they have started to know how to mana a game. the fact that megan rapinoe wasn't playing did not bother them at all.
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the score early, sit back att bit, absorb all the pressure. nada: with rapinoe out, who also -- who else was the rising star of the game from the u.s. side? tommy: the press woman who came in. she was involved in the setting up of the second goal. thcoach made a good move bringing her in. she brought in a couple of fresh players into the u.s. team who might have been run little bit, as it was, played very well. jey made a couple of changes. sometimes that ct be the difference. i just thought that england laged that little bit of be convinced. i know that neville said they were convinced. i don't think i saw it today. i didn't see it from bronze, ths kind of pl had played. if i was going to write a postscript, i would say that she was in the woman that it was
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said she was. idshe o wasn't the best in the world. maybe today that was in her mind and maybe she proved it. nada: this was such an exciting game. a lot tension throughout. will the final be just as exciting?y: tohe final is always exciting. for the u.s. it certainly will be. they are world cup.retain the they have the world cut out for them because the two teams in it tomorrow -- people say, "tommy, the u.s. beat sweden already." sweden didn't care whether the u.s. finished first or second.ha the netherland turned out to be a very talented side. people said maybe they are a wee bit young. u are never too young in this game. in fact, the younger you are, the better. you have got to be fit to run all night. there will be huge excitement. but i thk the fact that it was
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the u.s. against england, and the fourth of july is around the corner, i think this whole thing -- it was kind of a war again. we are going to go out there and take it and get the job done. to the end of the day, as the man in the washipub, even though he is sober anyw, he said that the game, the best team probably just about won, and i would have to roll with that opinion as well. lenada: well, we can'you leave without giving your prediction for the final. you said the united states was the best team. will they be the best team in the final? tommy: i've said all along that i think sweden will win the world cup, and i will myick by uns. but then i picked the o lose today. what am i to lose by picking against them again? i am on a roll at the moment. i can't pick a winner. why not another one? nada: better luck next time. thank you, tommy smyth. the bbc will have full coverage
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of the final on sunday. in other news, tributes have been paid to the los angeles angels picture -- los angeles angels pitcher tyler skaggs, who died suddenly ahead of the game with the texas rang the 27-year-old was found unresponsive in his hotel room in texas and pronounced dead at the scene. police say they are inveo igating, but nul play is suspected at this time. a fire onboard a russian navy research vessel in the north of the country has killed 14 sailors, according to rua.ian medi the defense ministry says thatem crewrs, many senior ranking officers, died after inhaling poisonous fumes from the fi. president putin has ordered a full investigation. sri lankan police have arrested the top commander and a former defenseef c for their failure to prevent the suicide bombings on easter sunday thatild 258 people. they are expected to be charged by sri lanka's attorney general, who said their alleged failure to heed warnings had amounted to a crime against humanity.
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in strasburg, the new european parliament has been sitting for the first times the european anthem play and members of nigel farage's brexit party staged a protest by turning their backs and facing the wall. the was a demonstration by caps on -- catalan nationalists. the treatment of migrants held inside u.s. detention facilities is stirring outrage, this time from democratic members of one guest who traveled to the border on monday to observe the conditions for themselves. a report was released today by the department of homeland security inspector general showing what conditions look like in the rio grande valley. chris buckler reports. chris: at america's border, migrant families will tell you what they expect and what they hope or when they reach the united states. it is opportunity, safety, and refuge. currently the reality is very different. inside the processing and
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detention facilities along this border, a new watchdog report talks of dangerous overcrowding, security concerns, and children have no access to showers. it was, in the words of one official, a ticking time bomb. >> they put them in a room with no running water, and these women were being told by cbp officers to drink out of the toilet. they were drinking water out of the toilet. that was them knowing that asi congressional was coming. this is cbp on their best behavior. chris: there are several facilities along the border. while the authorities claimed they are doing the best they can, they are struggling to cope with a surge of people coming from central america a doctor weston inside the processing center where children are being cared for said what she discovered was distinctly uncaring. >> even the minor things that the patrol my finger i --
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might think are insignificant, like the 24-hour lights on, not enough food and water, that is completely demoralizingpe to the le. yes, i think that is causing significant and lasting trauma. chris: in her report for a group of immigration lawyers, she compared what she found to torture facilities. >> three weeks you are not sleeping well, you feel awful, and youronhole day is an aught of negative experiences full yes, i believe that is torte. chris: president trump tougher immigration policies are needed to det people from coming to the u.s. but there is growing anger for how they a treated no matter how or why they arrive here. chris buckler, bbc news, browville and texas. nada: as we mentioned, democratic lawmakers visited facilities in texas o sunday, saying they would demand answers for what they called inhumane conditions. congresswoman madeleine dean from pennsylvania was on the
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trip and joined me e. i started by asking her what she witnessed. rep. dean: i had the chance to visit three facilities and a detention center in homestead, florida. what i saw in texas at el pasoat n number one, we were able to go inside and we went into a whcell of 15 women, most o o be from cuba, who had been held for 56 days. it w just that day that they were moved inside to this cold, cinder they were in sleeping bags that had just been provided to them. prior to that they were outdoors or in tent areas. see these metal-looking blankets, sheets of thin tissue, frankly. what we saw were women on the floor crying, women whose mouths were cracked open with exposure and/or lack of wat.
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and we took a look at the facilities in this tight, cramped little cell, there was a partition wa and a stainless steel toilet with no toilet seat for all 15 women, no running water in the sink. the women told us wh questioned no running water, they told us they were told they could drink from the toilet because that was clean enough. this is unacceptable. two of the women have been separated from their adult daughters and have no idea what they were. three were sick, two with epilepsy, one with an undiagnosed condition. it was gravely inhumane and very troubling, haunting for who else had been and how they had been treated. we also visited a site in clint, texas, where you may have report that a couple of weeks ago it was learned that 250 children were at a site in clint, texas, that was an adult male facility for 106 people. the children had no business being there.
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erwhen we went yesterday, were only 25 children left at bee facility, and when i asked what was the top nof children, we learned that two and a half months ago, 700 children crammed t for 106 men. nada: congresswoman, we have heard these accounts by immigration lawyers, now by the development of homeland 's inspector general report. what does congress plan to do? what do you plan to do? rep. dean: i will quote my friend and colleague, the great civil rights icon john lewis, who was with me today at homestead among other terrific lleagues. we came to learn and understande the experithere and we came to, unfortunately, see that these children and adults who are immigrants, migrants, who are seeking a better place, seeking a healthy, safe world and thought thatlace might be america, are not being treated with the values that are ouric am democracy, that we do
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celebrate this week on the fourth of july. wetame to shine a bright li on what is going on with the children and adults who are coming into an overcro system -- i have sympathy, it is an overcrowded system -- but we are not doing it well. a not doing it humanely. when i approached the children who were kept behind a glass cell door d we tried to communicate with them, i was chided. i held up a little note that said "we love you," and i was techided for holding this p. that is not the way america is. we do love those who come to ouc borders, elly those in crisis. we need to make sure that we treat the least of these with compassion and decency. we are there to say that this administration needs to put an end to the indecent way we're eating those who come to our borders. nada: congresswoman madeleine dean, thank you for joining us. rep. dean: thank you. nada: you are watching "bbc
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world news america." htstill to come on to's program, china condemns the otests in hong kong as a challenge to its rule. so what do the demonstrators do next? india's financial capital, mumbai, has been paralyzed by flooding as it faces the worst monsoon in a decade. peat least 2le were killed when a wall collapsed has been massive disruption to vail, wrote, and aircraft for. -- reporter: monsoon season has alread caused chaos and destruction. a wall in a suburban slum collapsed after torrential rain overnight. more than a dozen people were killed and many more injured. >> on the nearby drainage cannon
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overflow, the water pressure led to the collapse of the law. i'm coming from the hospital. over a dozen people have died, including women and children. porter: rescue teams worked through the night to save those in need. services on mumbai's crucial transportation links as well as flights of the international airport have been disrupted. every year, mumbai suffers from flooding, largely because trains and gutters become blocked with garbage. >> please, somebodyha check the gutters have been left open. people can fall in them. there are dangers of electrocution. >> water is flowing in waves just like a sea. there are lots of dangers everywhere. lei asked peot to go outside during the reign. reporter: it is those living in heums and shanties that are often worst hit by torrential rain.
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s mumbaioking to transform itself into a global financial hub. with this kind of chaos paralyzing the transportation networky every year, man residents question whether that goal is to ambitious. nada: the chinese government h condemned the protests in hong kong as an undisguised challenge to its rule by violent offenders. yesterday pro-democracy demonstrators stormed parliament in protest of a proposed law ndat would allow suspects to be extradited to mainhina. chinese state media have denounced the protests as mob violence.bc th's rupert wingfield-hayes reports from hong kong. rupert: today hong kong's parliament is a ime scene, cordoned off with police tape.qu the tion now, what will the
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hong kong government do to those who have caused this destruction? these scenes broadcast live on hong kong television have left the city stunned and tonight with one of the young men who stormed the parliament on monday. he is unrepentant. >> we should use even more violent bargaining power. however small the chance of winning, we are fighting for our future. if we cann get these basic things, then hong kong is finished. rupert: china's state television called on the hong kong authorities to investigate whatm it called the al responsibility of violentnd ofs for serious illegal actions. while me are vowing to stay and fight, others like ken and his wife are choosing to leave. they are planning to go to malaysia.
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the rent on their shop is going up. but he says it is the erosion of political freedoms that has de up their mind. >> we feel the oppression from the government. we are enjoying fewer hun rights and freedoms. when we have a child, i don'the want him oto grow up in a society like this. rupert: hong kong's leaders say they are shocked at what has happened here. but they are grossly underestimated the growing anger at a political system imposed by britain and china, which many hong kongers feel does n present them. rupert wingfield-hayes, bbc news, in hong kong. nada: now to the second of our special reports from the amazon rain forest. indigenous people who rely on -- fear a shiftrn of gont
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policy on farming is putting their life in danger. our science editor david shukman has been to see one of the groups which fears for its future. david: in a remote corner of ton amtalk of conflict and how to prepare for it. the indigenous people of theey forest feel eed to defend themselves. this man has dark memories of the first violent contacts with the outside world in the middle of the last century. his wife was wounded as a young girl. an attack left her with scars and killed her family. theris a long history of conflict over land, and she says she is now worried once more.
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david: they are a tiny band of just 120, and they havr been so vulnerable. they are making an ink that is us as warpaint. they feel that the new government of brazil is against ave to be oney guard. so they patrol what is meant top be atected reserve. they discover incursions like this track carved out of steel timber. this is where they gather food and hunt. fey used to be seen as guardians of theest. now they s invaders are encouraged by the new president of brazil, jair bolsonaro.
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david: farmers are already pressing against the dark green edge of the rese president says that they should be allowed to e it, that digenous people have too much land. our satellite reveals how quickly trees can be wiped out. this is the forest. i show the people of the reserve rom space of what they are experiencing on the ground. with all this farmland all around you, when you are about ere, just in that little corner. with all of these pressures, tensions are escalat shots were fired at a sign
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marking the reserve. these farmers live just down the road, and like the president they want access to the forest. david: two very different views of t future of this land. the farmers with their fields right beside indigenous people in the forest. the te of the children here uncertain. they are learning traditional skillsand they have rights under brazilian law, but they are outnumbered, and powerful forces are circling outside. david shukman, bbc news, in the amazon.
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nada: a rare opportunity to hear from the amazon's indigenous people. in a reminder of our toptory, th a dramatic semifinal, defending championunited states beat england 2-1 in the men's world cup. the team pulled through with the winning goal scored by alex morgan, who trace their goalkeeper. team usa will head to the finals this sunday in france and will face swen or the netherlands, who play tomorrow. you can find more on that story and all the day's news on our websiteat. thanks foring. i am nada tawfik. announcer: funding for this presentation is made possible by... the freeman foundation; by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation, pursuing solutglns for america's ted needs;
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good ev wing. i'm judyoodruff. on the newshour tonight: inside the detention centers. congressman joaquin castro on the conditions for migrants in u.s. custody he and other lawmakers witnessed firshand. then, what next in hong kong. we are on the ground, following protests that aim to transform the relationship with mainland china. plus, "making the grade." how new york city is failing to incrndse the number of black a latino students at its elite public high schools.>> hen you look at not only the race of the students thates get seats, but also the financial status of these


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