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Our top stories... Donald Trump's mantra
on the campaign trail: we'll repeal and replace ObamaCare.
Now his plan appears dead in the water -
They are going to come to us and say, how do we fix it? How do we fix
it? How victims of abuse
at a world-famous choir school A report says hundreds of boys
were abused over six decades. On the 200th anniversary
of the novelist's death, Jane Austen is unveiled on the UK's
new ten pound note. Hello and welcome
to World News Today. Repeal and replace -
the phrase became a rallying cry for Republicans as they promised
to scrap President Obama's reforms to the US healthcare system,
which came to be known as Obamacare. But just six months into office
President Trump and his party have Last night, it became clear
the Senate simply doesn't have the votes to push
through a new plan. failing ObamaCare now and work
on a new healthcare plan that The Senate Majority Leader,
Republican Mitch McConnell took up the same cry but the votes simply
don't look as if they are there. And what about the millions
of Americans whose coverage Just a short time ago President
Trump addressed the setback. I am disappointed. For so many years
I have heard repealed and replaced. I am sitting in the Oval Office
right next door. Pen in hand. Waiting to sign something. And I
will be waiting and eventually we will get something done and it is
going to be very good. ObamaCare is a big failure. It has to be changed.
We had to go to a plan that work. We need a much less expensive plan in
terms of premiums and something will happen and it will be very good. It
might not be as quick as we hoped but it is going to happen.
I am joined by Buddy Carter from Georgia. Congressman, thank you for
joining us. Your party promised to repeal and replace ObamaCare and now
it looks like you'll struggle to do either those. I do not think we will
struggle to repeal it and that is what we need to do. We said all
along we would repeal and replace. We now have an opportunity to repeal
it. That is the part we should take at this point. How would repeal work
without a replacement already in place? Well, keep in mind that all
along the way we have said we will have a stable transition period
here. There is going to be a glide path, if you will. We never said we
would turn the switches off and it would go away overnight. That is not
the plan. We always said we would have a transition. Yes, it will take
maybe two, three years to wind down but we will wind down and have
something to replace it when the time comes. But it begs the question
Republicans have been saying for almost eight years that they want to
get rid of ObamaCare. Why was there not already a plan in place? We have
been working on a plan. I was part of the commerce committee that had
27.5 hours of committee meetings where we passed up the American
health care act. I voted for it when it was voted out of the house. I
think it is a good plan. Obviously any plan we come up with is going to
have to be tweaked and mass arched over time. We understand that. At
this point we are not ready to agree. -- mass arched. -- and looked
out over time. We need to repeal this bad failed wall in ObamaCare
and get started with what we want to replace it with. Some of your Senate
colleagues say they do not even want to go ahead with a repeal. The
repeal is the only pathway for us right now. I do not understand how
people who have voted in the past four repeal cannot do so again. We
voted for it last session at the session before. Full repeal. You
pull up the same bill we had in 2015 and vote for it again the way you
did last time. Where does this leave millions of Americans who could be
in limbo for the next two years if this repeal goes ahead? We said all
along we are not going to pull out the rug from under need anybody. We
will have a stable transition. It is not going to happen overnight. It
will take time to wind the programme down, this failed programme of
ObamaCare. It will take a while to wind it down. We will continue to
rip work on a replacement as we have been. We will have it in place by
the time we wind down this failed ObamaCare. You need to get the
Democrats on board but that is unlikely, isn't it? If we repeal
ObamaCare we can start focusing on health care cost. That is going to
be bipartisan. That is going to help with the insurance markets as we
decrease the cost of health care through more competition and
choices. Then we will have insurance companies who are going to be
competing for our business. That is what we want. A robust and vibrant
insurance market competing for business. Not us begging or
subsidising them in order to keep in the market. Congressman, thank you
very much for joining us. And for more on the politics
and fallout for the Trump administration I am joined
now by David Catanese, Senior Politics Writer for US News
and World Report. Thank you very much for joining us.
Who do you blame for all of this? You have to blame Republicans in
Congress. Even before President Trump was on the scene they had
campaigned on a repeal for seven years. They control the house and
Senate. They finally got it through. But the Senate could not deliver. I
think part of it is they were never really prepared for this moment. A
lot of people did not think President Trump would have the
Presidency. It was easy to be in opposition and campaign against
ObamaCare rather than craft a new plan that they could get around. Now
we have conservatives on one side of the issue and moderates on the
other. And they could not agree. This looks dead in the water. How
damaging is this for President Trump? Many people who voted for him
did so because they wanted ObamaCare repealed and replaced. I think it is
tremendously damaging to him in Washington. This guy campaigned on
being a deal-maker, who could go to Capitol Hill and put people in a
room and have them come together. He has failed on that. Congressman from
the Republican Party said they health care is tied to the other
parts of his agenda, tax cuts which they had to get the revenue savings
from health care to produce tax cuts and reform. That may be in peril. I
was out country and the Republicans on the ground still support
President Trump. They blame Congress, that they could not get
their act together and get on the same page. I think Trump supporters
will stick with him on this and put the finger up at Congress. What do
you think the president must be thinking right now? We have seen him
on Twitter. The statement coming out earlier today was a bit baffling. He
was going to blame the Democrats even though it was a Republican
Party problem. Republicans have majority and could not get it
together but he said the Democrats are obstructing, he is going to try
and blame them. I do not know if that works short-term or long-term.
What I think will be interesting is if there are some moderate Democrats
to put forward plans to want to try and fix ObamaCare, rising premiums
are a problem and in a lot of state we have Democrats in difficult
re-elections next year tried to play ball and say we have to do something
to compromise but it does not look like anybody is in a compromising
mood right now. Both sides are frustrated at what happened.
Democrats are happy and see it as a victory. Where does it leave the
rest of President Trump's agenda? You mentioned tax reform and he
needs to work with Congress on these things. And he needs to get his
party together. He has to decide as well as the Senate Majority Leader
if they are going to move away from ObamaCare, just say that we could
not get it done and move on to tax reform or infrastructure reform.
They are the other big priority is the president has put forward. I
think there are worries about tax reform, being able to do that
without ObamaCare but maybe you go ahead with a simple tax-cut,
something popular on both sides, or you do something bipartisan on
infrastructure reform, something important to a big state senators
with crumbling roads and bridges. But that is going to be TBD. I give
very much for joining us. -- thank you very much.
The father of an Australian woman fatally shot by a US police officer
has called for justice, hours after her death
Justine Damond was shot in Minneapolis, Minnesota
after calling police to report a possible sexual assault
Authorities are now questioning why the officer's body cameras weren't
turned on and an investigation is currently underway.
A cry for help that went horribly wrong. Shortly before midnight on
Saturday, police in Minneapolis got a report about a possible sexual
assault. 40-year-old just Dean Damond made the call, explaining a
crime was under way in an alleyway near her home in a quiet suburb of
the city. Two officers arrived and shortly after one of them drew their
weapon, fired, hit and killed just Dean. How and why she was shot
remains a mystery. Police have said little other than it was tragic and
they are investigating. She was supposed to be married in August.
She is an Australian who moved away from family in Sydney to be with her
fiance in Minnesota. They are all grieving their sudden loss. Justine
Damond was a beacon for all of us. We only ask the wider justice shines
down on the circumstances of her death. The death is a loss for
everyone who knew her. She touched so many people. With a loving and
generous heart. She was the teaching of so many and living a life of
openness, love and kindness. As her loved ones mourned her death they
also pressed the police to reveal more information about wide-body
cameras worn by the officers were not switched on during the incident.
The call was echoed by the city authority. I have questions that I
hope and anticipate will be answered in the next few days and I share
those questions with the community. The two officers who responded to
the emergency call have been placed on leave. In a message on Twitter
the chief police said she has asked for an accelerated investigation so
answers can be provided quickly to help many come to terms with a
heartbreaking tragedy. More than 500 members
of a world-famous boy's choir in Germany were subjected
to physical and sometimes That's according to a new report
published into six decades of abuse at the Regensburger Domspatzen
boarding school. 49 members of the Catholic Church
are accused of carrying out the abuse, and many more
of maintaining a culture of silence. The lawyer behind the report said
pre-school and high-school Preschool victims in the towns
described the institution as a prison, hell and a concentration
camp. Many of them called their time they're the worst of their life,
marked by violence, fear and helplessness. TRANSLATION: These are
not 547 cases where an individual was affected once, rather it was an
ongoing practice over decades. With 547 children tormented, abused, ill
treated and socially harm. They are severely traumatised to this day.
This upsets me. I thought I had got over it after a battle of 17 years
but in fact it greatly upsets me today.
Stefanie Bolzen, a journalist from Germany's Die Welt newspaper
The report proves that in the early 1990s, there were more than 500
victims of sexual and physical abuse. Daily beatings, fear and
intimidation, daily intimidation of very young kids. A shocking result.
It happened over decades. How did this emerge? It has gone on for a
long time. Like in Britain, Ireland and other places. People's spoke up.
It took a long time but since 2010 there has been more evidence of
abuse of children in institutions, particularly of the Catholic Church
in why is, in schools especially and this was one of them. It also came
out, the first people speaking out also went public in 2010. Now seven
years later the report is out. Shocking findings in this report.
Some of the victims have been speaking out. Yes, some victims have
been courageous enough to speak out. And also the church, some
representatives, have been very active, they have been meeting
victims, they have encouraged victims but not all representatives
of the Church have been so supportive. What kind of things have
the victims said? Very upsetting things. Especially the very young
ones in primary school. The Regensburger Domspatzen is a quiet,
more than 1000 years old. Still has about 350 students today. It is a
boarding school. Primary and secondary school. Half of the school
is a boarding and the others live at home. Especially in the old days in
the primary school, the kids were intimidated on a daily basis. They
were beaten, sexually abused and there was, they said, an atmosphere
of fear and helplessness. Because the institution was so strict they
did not know how to articulate their fears. And senior officials in the
Catholic Church turned a blind eye to what was going on, some of what
was going on, including the brother of Pope Benedict. Yes, he was
actually leading the choir for a long time. He said today how sorry
he felt about it. He is very engaged in helping to find out what was the
truce will stop but he has also been -- the truth. But they have been
slow in actively engaging with victims and helping the process to
be quicker. Let's take a look at some of
the other stories making the news. German prosecutors are trying
to verify reports that a 16 year old German girl has been arrested
in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The German newspaper Die Welt has
reported that the teenager, known only as 'Linda W',
was arrested along with four other women, on suspicion of being a part
of so-called Islamic State. Iraqi forces declared
victory over the militant group in Mosul last week,
but clashes are continuing Prosecutors are investigating
whether she is the same teenager who was suspected of
running away to join IS The head of the Spanish Football
federation has been arrested as part Angel Maria Villar and his son
were among five people The investigation focuses partly
on how international games involving Spain's national
team were organised. Mr Villar has headed the federation
for nearly thirty years. The Venezuelan government says it
will go ahead with plans to elect a new assembly which will rewrite
the constitution, despite threats by President Trump to impose
economic sanctions if the vote goes The Foreign Minister,
Samuel Moncada, said Venezuela wouldn't be intimidated by a threat
from what he called The city of Los Angeles is usually
associated with movie stars, But behind the glamour
is another side we rarely see. In the past year alone,
the number of homeless It's a staggering increase
which is being blamed on high rents and a lack of affordable homes -
with Hollywood particularly Hollywood Boulevard,
home to the Oscars and It's also an epicentre
for the homeless where the haves When you get off the freeway
and you see tents all along My kids are kind of afraid to come
down on the off-chance that somebody will come up to us and try to talk
to us or ask us for money. Many of Hollywood's homeless came
here in search of fame and fortune. But more often than not, the city
of stars delivers shattered dreams. The cost of living here is sky-high.
Affordable housing even for those in work is scarce.
This is an increasingly common scene, a makeshift
In this case, it's right next to a recreation centre.
It's a far cry from the image of Tinseltown.
Across LA County, an estimated 58,000 people are homeless.
It's a problem that extends far beyond Hollywood
Kitty and her daughter thought they could build a better life here.
We originally came from north eastern Nevada.
Lost our jobs there, went down to Arizona to family.
Became homeless and then came out here to start over.
We're going to go out and actually try to engage.
Outreach workers from the city funded LA Homeless
Services Authority head to the streets every day.
They hand out water and blankets and provide information
In March, residents of LA County voted for a tax increase to find
rent subsidies and services for the homeless -
At the same time we have this population rising so dramatically,
the voters have given us the resources to attack it.
That's where the optimism comes from.
Optimism to a point but La La Land looks different from the inside.
You wouldn't expect people on every corner, clothes
People come here to make their dreams come true,
I don't think they do that so much any more.
The underbelly of a city in dire need of a reality check.
Now, if you're interested in the search for extra-terrestrial
life, South Africa should now be on your radar.
The first stage of a giant new radio telescope is nearing completion.
It is so powerful that its makers say it will be able to see
three quarters of the way across the universe.
Andrew Harding has been to visit to see what it might find.
The most empty corner of South Africa. Some of the most sensitive
information on the planet. The array of radio telescopes. Nearly complete
now and already probing the far reaches of the universe. The radio
waves come from space and hits the primary... The head scientist takes
us closer but for filming here we have to take precautions. These
receivers are so delicate that any electronic interference could
destroy them. The dishes might pick up a mobile phone signal on Jupiter.
With this South African astronomy has become a world beater. Some
people had the vision and know-how, the guts and support of the whole
country fundamentally to do this and here we are. It is in Africa. It
will be world-class science no matter where it is, it happens to be
in South Africa, which is exciting. Soon they will be 64 individual
receivers which will join up with an international array which will be
10,000 times better than today's models. Better at space exploration,
exploring black holes and the images of our own galaxy. What you have
here are incredibly sophisticated buckets, designed to capture radio
waves travelling for so many billions of years across the
universe that they have within them secrets about what was going on not
long after the big bang and the more buckets you have and the more widely
spread they are, the clearer the picture. At the headquarters in Cape
Town, the biggest challenge now is to work out how to cope with an
impending tsunami of intergalactic data. We think we can probe the
deepest recesses of the universe. Who knows what we might find? Maybe
a never planet. Other colleagues in other parts of the world would think
focus on poverty problem. -- another planet. We say this is part of the
answer to poverty. You cannot neglect signs and believe you can
address your deepest problems. -- science. The distant radio waves
reaching the African continent. Who knows what secrets they might hold?
Among the first to use these telescopes are astronomers searching
for alien life, convinced this network could be their best chance
yet. It's taken 200 years to put
the "ten" into Austen, but today this became
Britain's newest banknote. One of our greatest
authors now adorns It will go into circulation this
September. It's taken 200 years to put
the "ten" into Austen, but today this became
Britain's newest banknote. One of our greatest
authors now adorns this latest addition
to our currency, and all of it unveiled exactly two
centuries after her death, We really need to look
at it in the round in order to capture it
and obviously, Jane Austen -
it's certainly not based on my opinion -
but the opinion of the British people, but also leading scholars,
really, at the top of the pantheon The new tenner is made
of polymer and has multiple It's also the first Bank
of England note to have raised dots, to help blind
and visually impaired people. For Jane Austen's army
of devotees at today's ceremony, the note is
a moment to cherish. I like all the little
touches that they've got going on of Winchester
Cathedral and the quill. So overall, marks out
of ten for the ?10? Some people have needed a bit
of "persuasion" over the Jane Austen Compare it to the original
portrait it was taken from, it's had critics talking
of an Austen airbrush. However Jane Austen looked,
when she died, 200 years ago today, ?10 would have been
worth around ?1,000. The new Jane Austen tenner
comes into circulation A stylish addition to a catalogue
of work universally
acknowledged to be priceless. Duncan Kennedy, BBC
News, in Winchester. That is it for now. You can get in
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watching and please stay with us on BBC World News.
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