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young crowd, just the fate of the world basically." BBC world News
Reporting from Washington, I'm Katty Kay.
As polls tightening, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tell their
supporters not to take anything for granted.
Two police officers are ambushed and killed in Iowa.
The suspect has a history of confrontations with authorities
and is now in custody. And using dance to draw attention
A famous choreographer is hoping her latest production
The candidates are now crisscrossing the country in a critical stage of
the campaign which will lead them to the White House, and for Donald
Trump it is all about Florida, and that is where he was today.
If Hillary Clinton were to be elected it would create
an unprecedented and protracted constitutional crisis.
Haven't we been through a lot with the Clintons?
Hillary Clinton will hit the Key western states of Arizona and
Nevada, but the current president was campaigning on her behalf in
North Carolina. He left little doubt about how important it was for
people to get to the polls. I hate to put pressure on you, but the fate
of the republic rests on your shoulders. The fate of the world is
teetering and you, North Carolina, I don't have to make sure that we push
it in the right direction. That is quite a burden to the Asian people.
-- that is quite a burden for those young people.
For more on the state of the race and those crucial swingstates both
nominees are vying to win, I spoke a brief time
ago with Alex Altman, Washington Correspondent
The president is the anyone having fun in this campaign. He has had a
good time, needling Donald Trump, telling people they can do better
than this. -- the only one having fun. He also said it was a question
of voting for Hillary Clinton to protect the Obama legacy. That is
the centrepiece of the Clinton campaign, they are trying to
reassemble the coalition which Obama has built by turning out his panic
and African-American voters -- Hispanic. I was in North Carolina
yesterday. Everyone was talking about the fact there is early voting
and the number of African Americans voting early is down on 2012 and
2008. Will they turn out in the numbers that she needs? The same
case in Florida. It remains to be seen, difficult to pass early voting
numbers, because you know people are going to the polls but you don't
know the percentage of people who will be given to the polls on
election day and you don't know who they are voting for. -- driven. What
about the map at the moment? Over the last week we have spoken about
e-mails and WikiLeaks, and she had bad news with Obama care price
spikes. It has been a bad week for the Clintons, but it is not ready
changed. Donald Trump still has a task on his hands. In some of the
key battle ground state, we are seeing the race tightening and
Donald Trump is catching up. Could he turn enough voters to get to 270?
Still unlikely? The race is tightening, but at the same time
there are very few polls that have shown Donald Trump making inroads in
some of the firewalls that Clinton has built. Wisconsin. Yes, states
which have never shown Donald Trump in the lead, Colorado, Virginia, the
Clinton campaign feels very good about them. Donald Trump is doing
better in the Midwestern battle grounds, but he needs to make
inroads and there are states he needs to win, Florida, North
Carolina, North Carolina is a state that the Clinton team feels very
good about. She has an advantage when it comes to the electoral map.
You can't say this map >> STUDIO: -- you can't say this race is boring,
right? That is right. Well, among the few issues which has
broken through in this election is the loss of American jobs
and what to do about it. The concerns are pronounced
in the state of West Virginia where for decades
coal has been king. Now the industry is suffering
and Hillary Clinton's call to move away from fossil fuels is causing
concern and driving support The BBC's Michelle Fleury has
been to Boone County, The Appalachian mountains
of West Virginia, with its thick canopy of trees, it's hard
to believe this is the heart In just seven years,
coal production in the David Green lost his coal
job in April. The mines is for the money
and the guaranteed money. I mean, you get good
wages, a little risky, I would not support Hillary because
she is dead against the coal. And Donald is the best
of the two evils. Many here feel left
behind, forgotten. Coal jobs have been crushed
by technology, cheaper natural gas With each mine closure
and each bankruptcy, there have been more jobs lost,
and that's meant more pain Pro-coal West Virginia used to be
out-and-out unionised But Bill Clinton was the last
Democratic presidential Nowadays folk here are
turning to Donald Trump. There's a lot of talk in these parts
of President Obama's war on coal. Many, like out of work miner
Bo Copley, blame him Well, when you have a president
who says we're not going to make it illegal to mine coal,
but we're going to bankrupt people if they want to use coal-fired power
plants, it's pretty personal here. And when you have a candidate
who says things like, we're going to put a lot of coal
businesses and coal miners out of business,
that's very personal here. Many people in the region feel
abandoned by politicians, even those fighting against the coal
industry like activist Maria Gunnoe. We built this country,
we built this country from the coal that's been mined out of the ground
that has made the steel and powered this country,
throughout this country. And we are owed something more
than the pollution and the poverty. Few here expect the coal industry
to return to its glory days. But Donald Trump is offering hope
to a group who don't feel politicians in
Washington speak for them. Michelle Fleury, BBC
News, West Virginia. That is a complaint from a lot of
Americans who have suffered a loss of Manor factoring jobs. --
manufacturing. Well, whoever wins the White House -
one of the most urgent challenges awaiting them will be working out
to deal with Russia. Relations between Washington
and Moscow haven't been this tense Our Moscow correspondent
Steve Rosenberg reports. Three American presidents
with one thing in common. They've all had to deal
with this man. Vladimir Putin, the face of Russian
politics for more than 16 years. He started out, or so it had seemed,
America's friend. But smiles turned to suspicion
when the Kremlin launched a crackdown on political
opponents, like this tycoon. The US grew disillusioned
with the Russian leader and he Over the invasion of Iraq,
and Washington's unilateral withdrawal from the
antiballistic Missile Treaty. At one point, the US
and Russia did try to When anti-government street
protests erupted in Russia, Vladimir Putin claimed that
Washington was behind them. He said the same about
Ukraine's revolution. The US condemned Moscow
for annex in Crimea, While, over Syria, US -
Russia tensions have reached Today, the image read Amir Putin
projects to the world a strong leader who believes he is right
and America's wrong, a Russian president who wants
to change the balance of power So, how will the new man or woman
in the White House deal with that? By cooperating with the Kremlin,
says Donald Trump. If we get along well,
that would be good. He'd rather have a puppet
as president of the United States. Hillary Clinton is more
hard line on Russia. The Russians have engaged in cyber
attacks against America that you encouraged espionage
against our people, that you are willing
to spout the Putin live. But history shows that once
an election is over, rhetoric gives And the reality is there needs to be
a dialogue between a US President And there is no sign
of Vladimir Putin vacating that Iraqi forces are closing in on the
Islamic State stronghold of Mosul and they are now moving street to
street, clearing areas of Islamic State militants who have been
putting up a fierce resistance. Aid agencies have warned that civilians
are in danger and it is not clear how they are going to escape.
We are on the outskirts of the city, and the city centre is that way.
As you can see, the road is now full of dozens and dozens,
possibly hundreds of families who have been living under the yoke
Many of them have been asked to leave for their own safety,
many of them want to leave, because for them it's
For many of these women that you're seeing here,
this is the first time they've been out of their homes
Some of the women we've spoken to said they couldn't even go up
onto the roof tops to hang out washing for fear of being punished
These people have been trapped between two warring parties
Immediate peace isn't an immediate prospect.
But at least life for many of them will be a little better soon.
The big question is, where do they go now?
A quick look at other news from around the world.
There have been more chaotic scenes in Hong Kong's legislative assembly,
as two newly-elected members who were banned from the chamber
They evaded security guards and attempted to read
Last month, their attempt to take the oath was discounted
because they displayed a banner stating "Hong Kong is not China".
A report into corruption allegations against South African President
Jacob Zuma has recommended a commission of inquiry be
The report has been made public amid mounting pressure
Protestors marched towards the presidential office
in the capital Pretoria earlier, demonstrating
against what they call government corruption.
Members of staff at Amnesty International's Moscow office say
it has been sealed off by city officials.
They claim that the locks have been changed and power shut off.
The human rights group says it was given no warning
but hoped there was "a simple administrative explanation".
Amnesty has in the past complained of harassment
Police in the US say they have captured a suspect
following the fatal shootings of two police officers.
Both men were killed in the city of Des Moines
while sitting alone in patrol cars during the night -
officials describe it as ambush-style attacks.
Here's Aleem Maqbool with the details.
In the early hours of the morning responding
to reports of gunshots, police officers found one
of their own colleagues dead in their patrol car.
Shortly afterwards another discovery, just two miles away,
a second officer shot while sitting in his car.
The suspect who was caught several hours after the killings has been
named as 46-year-old, Scott Michael Green.
After several hours he turned himself in.
He was walking down the road, flagged down a DNR employee
presented his driver's license to him, told him to call 911.
From there the reponding officers took him into custody.
This is where the first police officer was found shot dead and you
can see the tributes. Across the road is a high school football field
and we believe just two weeks ago Scott Green was ejected from their
fall waving a Confederate flag in front of black spectators. -- from
their for waving. You're on private property
you're on school property and we're asking you to leave
at this time. Green posted a video online just two
weeks ago showing him arguing He had been thrown out of a football
stadium for waving Confederate flag The attacks illustrate the dangers
to police in America. 51 officers have been killed
across the good judiciary alone. What the attack is unlikely to do,
is change the debate on the wide A subject that has barely registered
this election season. A completely senseless killing.
Coming up, we look ahead at the move to legalise marijuana.
There have been violent clashes between Orthodox Jews and protestors
A group called Women of the Wall is campaigning for the right
of women to perform the same rituals as men at the holy site.
From Jerusalem, here's Yolande Knell.
Marching into the old city of Jerusalem, to reach the holiest
But this wasn't just the usual monthly protest
They were joined by a large group of international supporters and top
rabbis from the reform and Conservative
With many women holding up the scrolls of the Torah.
When orthodox Jews tried to stop them reaching the Western Wall,
there was pushing and shoving, and tempers flared.
"It's undignified", says this orthodox worshipper.
"It is divisive and creates a national feud and I think
that is what some of these people want".
According to orthodox beliefs women should pray in a separate area
from men at the wall, and they shouldn't sing,
read out from holy texts or wear religious garments.
It is a long-standing row but many thought it was over at the start
of this year when the Israeli cabinet approved a new space
It is about time the Prime Minister implemented the deal.
That this is one wall for the entire Jewish people and we all
Campaigners believe new arrangements haven't yet been enforced
because of pressure from ultraorthodox parties.
But they say the issue of equal prayer rights won't go away
and is causing a rift amongst Jews around the world.
As the US counts down to Election Day - it's not
just the new president who will be picked.
Voters in five states, including California will decide
on whether or not to legalise the recreational use of marijuana.
Four other states will consider joining the growing number
For more on the potential impact, the BBC's James Cook has gone
to Colorado which led the way in this growing movement.
This is a tour bus with a twist.
No gazing at the Rocky Mountains for these visitors.
They have come to the Mile High City to get stoned.
Recreational marijuana use has been legal here for two years.
It is a new way of life. Welcome to a different Colorado.
Puff by puff, Americans are rehabilitating a drug
ARCHIVE: The police narcotics detail raids New York City Fields
of the insidious weed known as marijuana.
Within a period of ten years the narcotic weed has become
Today that "insidious weed" is a legal medicine in 25 states
and four others allow smoking for fun.
That is something that cannabis consumers have dealt
We have been looked down upon and treated as lesser,
We raise more money than alcohol taxes do and we don't
This is marijuana manufacturing on a massive scale.
And it is a business which has huge potential
to create not just profits, but taxes, as well.
But the chief prosecutor here in Denver says
He has a message for voters elsewhere, "Don't end up
Because you've got a guinea pig out there and it's called
And why don't you see what happens? Why rush into this?
You're making a public policy decision which can have
an impact on an entire generation of Americans.
But in the California sun it's another story.
The town of Desert Hot Springs fancies itself as a marijuana maker.
Big plantations are in the works, and the price of this
This back portion of my property right here is going...
Jason is one of those hoping to cash in.
There's 180,000 square feet approved just a couple of hundred
And that is simply for medical use to begin with.
If it becomes procreational. Yes.
This will be a multi-million dollar business?
But marijuana is not quite out of the shadows.
Federal law still brands it as dangerous and prohibitive.
That may have to change as state after state just says no
something which is moving very fast in America, as many states see how
much they are making in terms of money in Colorado.
Now, anyone who loves loves dance will be no
stranger to Debbie Allen - an award winning actress
and choreographer who made her name in the 1980s hit, Fame.
She's also helped many young people escape gang life in LA
Some of them are now staring in her latest show, Freeze Fame,
which takes on gun violence in the US.
Jane O'Brien went behind the scenes at the Kennedy Center for a look.
Los Angeles is the setting for Freeze Frame.
A call for action to tackle one of America's most intractable
During rehearsals at the Kennedy Center, the show's creator
Debbie Allen instils the cast with a sense of mission.
We have an opportunity now to really change some minds.
An award-winning choreographer, director and actor,
Debbie Allen wrote Freeze Frame in 2013, initially to draw attention
to the lives of children blighted by LA gang violence.
But the production has since evolved to reflect mass
shootings across the country, and more recently the
tension between black communities and police.
A complex problem that Debbie Allen says needs trust
It's interesting, we were doing the show in Los Angeles.
I got so many letters from young people that thanked me,
they said they never thought about the police that way.
Because there is a scene, which I call a cop rap,
where the policeman says, what am I supposed to do?
Allen is no stranger to using art is a tool
She has already influenced many young lives
32-year-old Dion Watson was a teenager when he joined.
Having people in my family associated with gangs,
it was kind of harder for me to stay away from it,
but luckily my guardian angel, Miss Debbie Allen, she took me at 16
when I was just about to make that decision on which way to go.
Especially this show, Freeze Frame, it is so big to my life,
It is the story of so many kids that grew up where I grew up.
This production will make you think and make you smile and I think it
will cause you to act and do something.
There are 30,000 gun related deaths every year in the United States,
but the gulf between those who want to exercise their right
to bear arms and those who want to limit it seems
Freeze Frame makes the case for finding a compromise.
Debbie Allen, changing lives in Los Angeles and bringing a great show to
the United States. It looks fantastic.
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