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to lower the costs to syria's christian salumi one family struggling to pay for life saving medication. hunter sego went off to college to study biochemistry and play football but he put all that risk due to his worries about his family's finances a family sacrifice to keep me alive it was costing them fourteen hundred dollars on monster to pay for the insulin he needed to treat his diabetes even with health insurance or no rush. to suffer for it so he cut back his treatments and ended up in the hospital. al-jazeera caught up with his mother a schoolteacher in rural indiana via skype and she talked about the choices her family had to make. sure. i just.
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rationing medication is increasingly common according to the american diabetes association the price of insulin has nearly tripled uninsured families are facing the families that may have insurance are also facing the high cost of insulin recent congressional hearings have pointed fingers at so-called pharmacy benefit managers middlemen who negotiate discounts on drugs for insurance companies and my experience that kind of negotiation rarely results in an act of charity for consumers but ultimately it's pharmaceutical companies that set their own prices a cost that isn't fully covered by many americans health insurance policy if a company raises the price of a product by twenty percent and then another company comes in and says that we're giving you a twenty percent discount. you know have they really save you money lawmakers have indicated that they're working towards legislation that will limit how these middlemen make money and provide more transparency to the process kathy sego tells
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us something has to be done and quickly sacrificed so i know what. i want everything she's become an advocate for reform knowing other families have even last with which to make ends meet and it won't be long before hunter graduates and will need to find a way to pay for his own health care christian salumi al-jazeera the way. i mean you can didn't answer the u.s. a presidential election race for next year in what could be a has storage first for the white house people it is just the latest in a series of hopefuls aiming to get the nomination for the opposition democratic party is a christian and former military veteran who's openly gay the thirty seven year old would be the youngest ever president if alexis and the first in a same sex marriage. it is time to walk away from the politics of the past and
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toward something totally different. was i'm here to join you to make a little news. was my neighbor's feet go to church was told me live he was proud son of south bend indiana and i am running for president was those homecomings equivalents all they all skirts showcasing the latest chinese blockbusters as well as works that challenge censorship this year a film on the hardships faced by migrant workers was in the spotlight when three awards sarah clarke reports from hong kong. it's considered the most prestigious of asia's red carpet events. the big nines of the chinese film industry here so to other you comments this year the majority of nominations went to films by first
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time directors. that includes the film still schuman nominated for. including best screenplay all the little things in it explores the relationship between a power wise man and a filipino who gives up being a photographer to look after him like god an inspiration on the streets i saw someone excites me like my two keratitis and not feel very touched and impressed by their relationship and i thought i must share this to the world the film offers a glimpse of the challenges facing migrant workers serving as domestic copas the hong kong's wealthier residents it also sheds light on an often overlooked yet vital community in asia we don't really get a chance to share the stories from the filipino perspective i think. the less we hear the voices of the people who actually go through this. this life we would never really be able to get an authentic response three hundred ninety seven working here in the uk that's how most of the planes landed
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a monthly average wage to around five hundred seventy dollars that's about a fifth of the city's monthly average salary besides working six days a week the government requires them to live with their employer on a day off i gather with their fellow filipinos and indonesian colleagues in public places in hong kong domestic workers are making undeniable contribution to what we've also seen is that they are not getting from this economy as much as leaping into it these awards have a history of recognising social issues and challenging the growing self-censorship in the city. in twenty sixteen an independent film and he is which criticize china's influence on hong kong won best film it was light a band on the mainland but more than ten times its budget at the hong kong box office. sarah clarke al-jazeera hong kong. so it's come in sports.
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the battle for the english premier league title is going to end the war leah will have all the details. up to the local. market for. the latest news as it breaks well this is a training exercise the dangers that are real because the situation in melbourne is slowly deteriorating with detailed coverage and how that is the donald tusk through reason may makes it clear that the current political impasse simply can't go on
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from around the world while aid agencies are warning people of the dangers of cholera and distributing vaccines many are still using rubbers for thing and cleaning. some for the sport here. thank you so much will tiger woods has won a golfing major for the first time in more than a decade his one shot victory at the masters is his fifth green jacket but to get there the forty three year old has had to overcome back surgery and doubts that he could ever compete again let alone when paul vander worth reports. the emotion was
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clear for you to see. the final part was the culmination of the live in you come back from multiple back surgeries as well as a number of scandals that lead to the breakup of this marriage and as a race. gets overwhelming and i think it's because of what has transpired and. last year i was very lucky to be playing in the plane again. woods went into the final round as well gus the two shots behind francesco molinari and a fifth green jacket was looking unlikely until the italian double bogey the twelfth and fifteen dollars each and finishing time that. would be up there against one of the hardest i think i've ever had that when just because of what has transpired the last couple years of trying to get him to come back and play and. i was called slasher a couple times the chance i lost to major championships and then i played what i
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learned from those two and was able to seal a deal today. this is tiger's fifteenth major title his last coming back in two thousand and eight at the u.s. open. title. but it's on a real for me to experience this year my i'm almost here she was there and then ninety seven as well and so i just couldn't be more happy and more excited and you know i'm kind of at a loss for charlie now he's now just three shy of jack nicklaus's all time record and with the year is there would downs as to whether he could match the golden bear now the possibility is again being renewed vender with al-jazeera. while the fierce battle continues for the english premier league title with liberal regaining top spot back from manchester city liverpool claimed a very important to nil victory over chelsea to leapfrog the defending champions as they seek their first title since one nine hundred ninety the wind came on an emotional day for the club it's
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a day before the thirtieth anniversary of the hillsborough disaster when ninety six liverpool fans were crushed to death the game was also manager your props two hundred in charge of the club. what we want to do is to collect as many points as possible really i don't know what is now eighty five forgives simply means good let's try let's try that if that's enough perfect and if not we cannot change it manchester city had gone top of the table prior to the liverpool game after beating crystal palace three one but the defending champs now trail liverpool by two points however they still have a game in hand and liverpool is able to win all the games the premier league position is in our hands and we have to we know the games of the game so there's no other chance of things you want to make back to back. but the players show me that they want to do it i didn't have any doubts or died in. one scene porton games in
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a difficult place to do to win. lewis hamilton leads the formula one championship after winning the one thousand three hamilton started from second in shanghai but he passed his mercedes teammate military both us off to the start and he never looked back leading all the way to the checkered flag to win the race for a sixth time finish second with ferrari sebastian vettel back in third. proceeding with what we can to do the great job today and to have a one two together i think is is really special on the on the one thousand three after the latest round of the superbike world championship was delayed by snow and hail spanish writer alberto stole the show to claim a record eleventh went from eleven races in the netherlands. south africa have won the latest leg of the rugby sevens world series in singapore they did it the hard way though against fiji who were the champions a week ago in hong kong the fijians established in one thousand mil halftime meet
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but the south africans came storming back to win the match twenty nineteen united states we have the series with two rounds to play. veteran cyclist felipe zubair prove he's still got it in him for the race after six hours of riding across the famed copplestone sections strategically placed himself behind the twenty four year old neil's pullet before winning by allowing the thirty six year old who was a former world road race champion has won all but one of cycling's five high profile one day classics. the world cliff diving championships has returned with the first stop in the philippines it's a new season but a familiar result britain's reigning world champion gary hunt picked up where he left off last year to take the victory once again making jumping from twenty seven meters look really easy next up it's a much colder waters in dublin ireland next month. well that's it for me here with
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your sport will have more if you later. thanks very much leon of course there's more sports news and analysis on our websites that's that al-jazeera dot com. that wraps up this news or do stay with us and al-jazeera will be back in just a moment. he came from a wealthy background in paris and became an artist against his family's wishes he went on to bring a fresh perspective to oriental is painting falling in love with the harlem culture
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making his home and converting to islam. al-jazeera world tells the story of nothing and his unique artistic work. the french oriented list on al-jazeera. this is a domicile immense fourth trip to boozy in two days the fisherman is using his boat to risk you as many people as he can was stranded in the flood hit area up to psychologize struck mozambique i was up when i first saw women with babies on their backs crying for help saying they were dying i knew i had to do something i was late and from the dark a faint whistle in the distance alerts us to people calling for help women children and the elderly are brought on board first hungry and thirsty it hasn't taken much time to pull the boat about two hundred people have been rescued and more want to get on but there's simply no space. for the congolese the journey to work
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at all aboard seems unimaginable hardship i prefer to live on the standard i've got the cotton to chance again life and live on a dangerous journey through the jungle i've gone on to the rails with a nearly died. six of our children go to school and live because of the trade of risking it all the democratic republic of congo on al-jazeera. they will not spin moves protesters in sudan stand their ground despite concessions from the country's interim leader. an alum i had seen this is al jazeera life in doha also coming up here and back
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forces in libya say they've shot down a jets belonging it's the warlords of if after. a daughter should know we are watching and our support will not waver. u.s. secretary of state's warns venezuela's president visits the colombian border city at the center of an aide to speeds. of at a loss for shrill. and sika words why inspect the cog and transport many thoughts would never happen again. but we begin in sudan where it's been another day of fast moving developments even though the defense minister who lead this week's talk of president omar al bashir was forced to resign a new intelligence chief has also been appointed it's another to cancel running the country now says it will allow political parties to pick
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a new civilian prime minister i said president omar al bashir is party will not spill lights to join that transitional government's handling of the farm bill we do not call for the removal of demonstrators by force in fact the reason we intervened in the first place was because force was used by the ousted regime but our call to everyone who is organizing the protests to bring life back to normalcy stilts. than us having said that if we find people with weapons of course we have to bear the responsibility as guarantors of the state we can't allow that to take place in order to protect the protesters outside the army headquarters or anywhere in the land of sudan as long as the protesters are allowed to demonstrate we bear the responsibility of protecting them and won't allow any third party to do so. or morgan has more now from khartoum. after the meeting between the political parties and the military council the military council said that it was optimistic but look
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at what some political parties are saying that their list of demands have not been met now one point of course the contention between the two sides is how the transitional government would look like for the next two years the council wants a government that is made of civilians but where it has a certain degree of influence while the political parties want an independent government to wrote to rule the country during its transitional period a year to decide the way or the mandate or the method of the of picking up a prime minister something that the council says is up to the political parties but the parties have to agree on how they will decide on a prime minister and how they will decide on the make up of the cabinet meanwhile the sudanese professional association the body that is spearheading the calls for protests are telling people to continue with this attempt for the ninth day in a row people are saying that there their list of demands is not yet met they don't want there is a nation they are not ok with the resignation of the former chief of intelligence. they want the complete abolishing of the national intelligence and security
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services they also want to see the former regime members being tried in the open they want to know who is being arrested what crimes they committed and if they will have a fair trial and be held accountable to all crimes that they've committed during their fifty years in power so at the moment it's not just the political parties in difference with the military council but there seems to be some kind of differences between the parties themselves and until they get together and find a way to form a transitional government many on the street say they will continue to protest well into the shah is an international law and politics analyst she says the situation remains charged on the political level. i think that every day and every announcement give us a little bit more clarity but the situation remains very volatile and there are still many different ways it could resolve itself so i don't think we're really on the clear path just yet i believe that the latest announcements are generally
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positive but it is still i would say concerning that. there is a general ham out to be who is known to have been very violent and brutal and are for and is in charge of the rapid support forces still considered part of the military council and some of the insistence by the military council that they will retain control of the military and the ministry of interior and so i think it remains to be seen just just how many concessions they're willing to me there are many different disaggregated militias and security forces in sudan and it's not entirely always clear what their orders are and where they're coming from we still don't really know where omar al bashir is and under what conditions he has resigned and the same is true for the former head of the national intelligence service and. we're not sure how much freedom and influence these men still have as well as
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many others who would be unacceptable as as having any kind of power to those who have been organizing the protests and to the opposition parties. libya is a un backed government forces say they've signed a fighter jets warlord hell if i have to or these pictures appear to show the aftermath in southern tripoli after us forces however say the plane crashed into the fence of earlier this month to take control of the capital. of the well has has more now from tripoli. military commanders with the government of national called in tripoli say that they have shut down. fighter jet this has been also confirmed by half those forces who say the fighter pilot managed to escape with a parachute apparently a fighter jet was shot down near an area near the disused airport in and
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neighborhood called swanny which is a fighting area currently between the government forces and forces loyal to the warlord khalifa haftar we know that have to as warplanes have been targeting several locations in and around tripoli including the only operational airport in the city airport on the other hand planes with a government of national accord targeted locations positioned controlled by have the forces near the city of the year end of the fighting on the ground we can say that sporadic fighting continues between the row of the two factions in civil areas on the southern outskirts of the libyan capital tripoli and the ongoing the fighting has forced thousands of civilians to leave the areas fighting continues refugees and migrants in libya say they're terrified support might happen to them with people trying to reach europe from other parts of africa
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. libya and many are going back to some of the countries along the transit routes to syria has more now from neighboring the share. officials and local c. are telling us dozens of people are crossing the border from the day into i get is every week that's just the position right now in a duchess in addition to the thousands of migrants who are still trapped here the people who fled recently from libya into are going to trying to find refuge from the ongoing crisis in my country and there are more people by the way who are coming into i get is try to wait out this equation in libya waiting for the right moment to cross the border into libya as a transit point and then into europe now the whole g.c. and i get it including humanitarian workers like the united nations high commissioner for refugees and other non-governmental organizations are bracing up for a must in flow of refugees from the traffic of human humanity or people
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by ground is now one body plus five people instead of going to media and are coming back to do you mean i get is why facilities don't overstretch or for just yet i really concerned about health impact infrastructure a snow trying to create enough to cope with a large influx as well as security so the united nations is telling al-jazeera that they are also making the necessary preparations they don't see it right now but they're making preparations in case there is a massive flow of refugees from across the border in tunisia here. well jiri and serving in the u.k. and france have held rallies to demand the immediate resignation of the interim government and london they demonstrated in trafalgar square calling for all our eyes of a former algerian president a blessing to put a figure to be removed from power but the same call was made in societal geria the interior minister was forced to cut shorts an official visit to the southern state
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of bashar is the first such trip by a representative of all serious interim government well imo a public or is say a research fellow at the paris based school for the advanced studies in the social sciences she explains why the point cults significance so i moved that it's propped up a larger moment actually that want to disconnect from their original plans and imports to control the transition you know for as they're doing good past three mandates algerians have been shifted from indifference do are they going you want we don't take we don't care about your politics we just leave our lives to you both cut it was actually already this the situation of my country already experienced it for the past two months to my refusal to let the regime on on its own and
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a long contrail so this is part of a movement that is trying to get back. his sense of political life the real political life and to come and to make you fall out of the regime to contradict transition and actually you know point and this will are it's an important move because this will force the regime to something tangible. the u.s. secretary of state has issued a warning to venezuela's presidents micron pale as this is saying the colombian venezuelan order says the u.s. will continue to apply pressure against the class misdoings governments usa supplies are still up the boards are getting blogs and then from venezuela back in february. the united states will continue to utilize every economic and political means at our disposal to help the venezuelan people. using sanctions vsa revocations and other means we pledge to hold the regime and those propping up
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accountable for their corruption and their repression of democracy. we are deeply aware of the recent intimidation tactics used by the majority regime this past thursday the dodo should know we are watching and our support will not waver well let's speak to. see his life for is in. fiery form there what else did he have to say in those remarks. well he spoke about their humanitarian crisis inside venezuela he spoke about meeting with have been a swell in migrants and refugees who are here in colombia he referenced one of them by name my mother called general do the name of geraldine who upon pale head has been.

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