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stories and go behind the scenes at"techknow." following us on twitter facebook, google plus and more. >> massive delays confirmed at veteran hospital, veterans waiting months for an point. the president in a speech to west point graduates saying that america must lead. and more on the death of maya angelou.
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>> military veterans waiting months for care. new details from the v.a.'s inspector general tonight amid investigation into allegations of mistreatment and cover up by v.a. staff. >> reporter: it's a stunning admission that some it's staff failed to give adequate care to some of its military. they're reviewing hospitals across the hospital but investigating the phoenix hospital. it falsely claimed minimal delays but the inspector general found significant delay in access to care which negatively impacted the quality of care. while managers reported an average wait of 14 days, the review found wait times of up to
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115 days. phoenix center was the focus of investigation because of allegations that 40 veterans died waiting for care. and whistle blowers say the center concealed wait times by keeping two sets of books. there was a call for criminal investigation and resignation at the top. >> these allegations are not just administrative problems. these are criminal problems. we need the february and the department of justice to be involved. i also with some reluctance believe that it was given numerous inquiries that it's
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time for secretary shinseki to step down. >> the inspector general called for secretary shinseki to take immediate action to provide care, and to establish a system to identify veterans at greatest risk and a review of all veterans on waitlists. the white house reacted to those recommendations. jay carney releasing a statement saying the secretary has said that the v.a. will fully and aggressively implement the recommendations of the inspector general and reaffirms that the v.a. needs to do more to improve veteran's access to care. meanwhile, secretary shinseki is not reacting to calls asking for his resignation, but stating:
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shinseki promising to fully implement the recommendations. >> randall pinkston for us. you get a sense that more is coming here. thanks, randall. president obama in a commencement speech at the military academy in new york. >> the question that we face, the question that each of you will face is not whether america will lead, but how we will lead. nolead. >> the president told west point graduates that while th americas still a world leader it should show restraints. >> reporter: it was a sprawling address with one central theme: terror is still the world's number one danger and the united states should not go it alone. >> the most direct threat to
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america at home and abroad remains terrorism. the strategy that involves invading every country i that harbors terrorist networks is naive and unsustainable. in syria where extremists have found safe haven, he has said he suggested something that he has been reluctant to do. >> to support rebels who oppose dictators. >> reporter: force should be used sparingly. >> just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail. >> reporter: cooperation with allies is the first alternative. >> we have to broaden our tools to include diplomacy,
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development, and multi lateral military action. >> reporter: mr. obama cites ukraine. he said international pressure is isolated russia and forcing it to rethink their position. and iran and it's nuclear program, and mr. obama pledged more openness citing two controversies that have plagued his administration, drone strikes and c.i.a. spice. >> we face international suspension, we rehe'd legitimacy with our partners and our people, and we reduce accountability in our own government. >> reporter: mike viqueira, al jazeera, washington. >> president obama outlined a number of proposal in his overall vision. libby casey joins us from washington, d.c. walk us through some of these
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proposals. >> reporter: tony, the white house saying let's let other countries take the lead. we'll help them control terrorism in their own borders. another looking for human dignity and human rights not just for the moral causes but because it will help the united states. president obama used today's speech to focus and shift his gaze to what will happen in his last two years in office. the two years he wants to leave a legacy on regarding foreign policy. problem called for a balance between solving the world's problems. >> the question we face, the question each of you will face is not whether america will lead but how we will lead. not just to secure our peace and prosperity, but also extend peace and prosperity around the globe. >> how to strike that balance is
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the question. and both critics and supporters are wrestling with just what a powerful america abroad looks like. mark jacobs served as a policy adviser in the obama administration. >> my concern is that the american people don't yet fully grasp what the world in the 21st century is going to fully look like. it's not going to be one where we retrench across both the atlantic and the specific and sit in our continent. >> reporter: president obama tried to assure a nation weary of war that the strategy for his last years in office will focus on the dangerous parts of the world but in a precise way. >> i believe we must shift on the counter terrorism to more effectually counter. >> reporter: former reaganen staffer said not to look to the future but to the past for president obama's trajectory.
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>> the problem has been it's not clear how the president himself has tried to implement those policies over the past few years schmidt tonight to syria. >> the situation in syria has gotten worse. it's not gotten better, and it's hard for the president to ignore the deteriorating situation. he's right to say that it's a complex and difficult problem. >> reporter: the president pushed back against critics say that the partnerships are holdovers from the cold war. >> there are a lot of folks and skeptics who down play the effectiveness of multi lateral action. to work through constitutions like the u.n. or respecting international law is a sign of weakness. i think they are wrong. >> reporter: mark jacobs agrees the international response to
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violence in ukraine sets the model for the future. >> what the president did was a balanced diplomacy and action. >> reporter: but just how effective president obama's foreign policy may have more food with shifting international politics. >> the events from bengahzi, syria, ukraine, south china sea, the like, have put in question the administration's foreign policies or effectiveness. >> reporter: with his political elections behind him mr. obama is trying to set the stage for the final two years in office, a period in which he hopes to burr initial both his foreign policy legacy. >> trying to tear down issues often thought of as domestic policy such as climate change he's saying it has international
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effects. >> libby casey, thank you. snowdon was interviewed in moscow. snowdon said he is not the low level analyst the government has portrayed him to be. >> i went in as a spy in the traditional sense of the world in that i lived and worked undercover overseas pretending to work in a job, and even being assigned a name that was not mine. the government might deny these things and frame it in certain ways, but what they're trying to do is they're trying to use one position that i've had in a career here or there to distract from the totality of my experience. >> secretary of state john kerry is respond to go snowdon's comments. telling snowdon to man up and come back to the united states. the assertions that he was forced to go to russia because
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the u.s. revoked his passport. kerry quoting, for a pretty smart guy that was a pretty dumb answer. thousands of syrians living abroad had a chance to call syria home. >> since early in the morning, thousands of syrians fill the streets leading to the syrian embassy in beirut. they waited before their turn came to enter the compound. this is the only voting station in lebanon even though there are even more than a million and a half syrians. this man from aleppo waited for his turn for hours but he wouldn't leave until he voted. >> i would vote for president assad. >> the man with his mother also
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voted for bashar al-assad. as did this family from th. even though they come from one of the most rebellious areas in sear why. some people here are staunch supporters of president assad and consider this presidential election a victory. that he has won after three years of intense fighting. this man refused to blame assad for the destruction of syria. >> it's the rebels who forced us out of our homes. not him. >> reporter: but many showed up out of fear. fear for their families who are still in syria. fear that they won't be able to return to syria if they don't show up to vote. so many people voting, but knowing that the president will not go' any time soon, but they wanting to home one day.
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>> reporter: desperation seen, pregnant women and parents with dehydrated children refuse to turn back before they could vote. that's despite rough treatment by lebanese security. >> and today's pow politics the first incumbent has fall no one today's 2014 elections. >> last night incumbents seeking election this year has been 139 for 139. the country's oldest congressman became the first incumbent house member or senate to lose
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incumbent in 140 years. and the texas lieutenant governor crushed incumbent david bewhurst. 40 points. through an attack ad ♪ i'll try to lie ♪ why should they know ♪ well now they know ♪ danny go ♪ danny go ♪ i can't lie to you any more ♪ that's my name, that's my name, dannie fast goeb
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♪ i've got lies to answer for >> the victory giving dewhurst the boot. many candidates playing up amon, among many things, the cross bow and the accordion, just not at the same time. >> we also need more purple. there has not been that much purple on tv since the oompah oompahloo mpahs.
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>> i spent my lifetime trying to be the voice of someone who has a problem they can't solve themselves. >> in other words, lawsuits. remember joni. >> i'm joni ernst. i grew up castrating hogs on an iowa farm. when i get to washington i'll know how to cut pork. finally, getting involved in all kinds of issues. 50 senators asking the national football league to change the name of the washington redskins out of respect for, quote, tribal sovereignty. washington, d.c. does not have a vote in the house or senate
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despite a population greater than two states. larger gross domestic product than 27 states and more residents on active duty military service than 29 states. washington redskins name may be racist, but many believe there is a racist motive behind congress not allowing political representatives. >> maya angelou. a look at her life and a few other people she inspired. that's next.
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>> maya angelou has died. she broke down social barriers, forging the way for minority groups and inspiring generations. >> cross the wall of the world of river sing as beautiful song. it says come, rest here by my side. >> maya angelou's introduction to most of america occurred decades after she launched her
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illustrious career. it was 1993 president clinton's first inauguration when angelo women the first woman and the first african-american to present a poem at the event. >> you created only a little lower than the angels have crouched too long in the bruising darkness. have lain too long face down in inconference. >> angelo dropped out of school when she was 14 years old, never attended college, but became an author, playwright, and poet. her 1969 memoir "i know why the caged bird sings" was a first. in her early years angela stopped speaking, traumatized by abuse but she eventually found her voice. for decades she used it and her words in a tireless crusade for
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racial equality and women's rights. she inspired generations. >> you may bury me in the bottom of manhattan, i will rise. i will rise out of the huts of history shame i rise. >> she received the nation's highest civilian honors, the national medal of arts. the presidential medal of freedom from president obama. she was nominated behavio for pl pulitzer and emmys. and taught at wakefield university. >> i used to think that i was a writer who could teach. but i found out that i'm a teacher who can write. i am a teacher, mainly that. >> maya angelou had one son.
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she died in her home in winston salem, north carolina. she was 86. >> maya angelou's influence extended well beyond the arts. "real money's" ali velshi is here. you have a personal story. >> reporter: i've been to that home. she invited me four years ago today, she invited me to her birthday party. it was a remarkable party. it was a garden party. she had a lovely garden and women were in their finest sunday in hats and when in seersucker suits. she had some great expression about what she thought my explanations were. you remember those days. they were endlessly explaining to people what went on. nobody was expected to know about these things, she wanted her austin, she had a radio show, she wanted her audience to have access to these discussion because she was about
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empurrment. her story itself was that of empurrment. i would go on her radio show and we would have conversation about money. and she would cause me to have conversation in a way that i wouldn't typically have, so it made me better at what i did, but she gave me access to an audience who wasn't tuning in to me. but they trusted her on every level of empowerment. and she and i developed a beautiful relationship out of that. >> i remember those days and you were on maya's radio show and you were on "the view," you were all over the place because you were a really clear voice on what was happening during those days. but how did you find maya as a person? >> oh, i mean, this is a woman when she talked to you it was like you were the only person in the universe. she had remarkable focus. she's whittey. she's funny. sharp humor. her first job a lot of people don't know this, she was 16 years old, she loved watching in
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san francisco the ticket takers on the streetcars. she became a streetcar conductor. she was san francisco's first streetcar conductor. she was an adventurer an and a pioneer, and she had quite a wit about her. this was not some old lady wandering off into retirement. she was sharp to the end. >> ali velshi, host of "real money." that's coming up at 7:00 p.m. only al jazeera america. appreciate it. >> i spoke with mary frances berry and mark morial, and i asked them about the america maya angelou witnessed in her lifetime and her reflections on the process america has made. >> well, i think she's right in that anybody who has been around all this time, even if they have
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read about these times, are amazed of how far we've come and how much things have changed. and you think about things you could not do like going into certain places, or jobs that people with college degrees could not get. you would be amazed. but when you read about all the problems that still exist, and you listen to it on the marks you're taken aback. but there is no way you cannot be overwhelmed with the changes that have taken place if you lived through the period. that's what she was talking about. >> maya angelou's reflections? >> we have to celebrate the transformative changes that have taken place, and maya angelou was a witness to that. her generation saw the very dark days, the light and the future. i'm also truck how in a short period of time the here and now we've got a supreme court that seems to be under cutting progress with the voting rights
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act, with challenges to affirmative action, and a political movement in the far right in this country that seems to want to erase, if you will, a whole host of progress taking place. while these are the best of times in some ways they are the worst of times. so we celebrate that progress but for my generation and those who come behind me internal vigilance towards progress, towards justice, towards a better america is absolutely necessary. >> and our thanks to m and mark. coming up on al jazeera america, a closer look at president obama's foreign policy speech. we will ask if he's headed in a few direction or staying the course. also cracking down on exploding targets. forest officials have a warning on the damage that these things can actually do.
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>> president obama gave a speech at west point new york. >> america has been stronger relative to the rest of the world. those who argue otherwise, who suggest america is in decline or has seen its global leadership slip away are either misreading history or engaged in partisan politics. >> let's bring in douglas, welcome to the program, you heard this, we've heard critics take the president to task. did he do anything today to silence his critics? >> no, i don't think we've heard anything new from the president,
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which is a shame given a really good afghanistan announcement, i thought. but instead we got the usual tie raidtirades. there is no isolationist, he was able to set up two straw men and find a comfortable position in between without giv giving us details on what is happening. the only thing we saw new was the announcement of this counterterrorism program, which will welcome hardly the meet of the hardcore foreign policy. >> does it make a certain amount of sense to provide--to take more of a counter terrorism approach, provide funding, put funding behind it, to battle terrorist elements inside the country thaies that currently he those terrorist groups? >> it's a good idea, but it's
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not a whole foreign policy. for those who don't want to cooperate and/or don't have the capacity to go find them. >> does the president make an argument that resonates with many in the country when he says just because the u.s. has the best hammer every problem isn't a nail, that the u.s. will use military force when necessary and unilaterally when necessary when corp interests demand that. isn't that an argument that resonates with the american people? >> it is a good line and it does capture the mood of the american people. this speech was not without virtue, it just did not layout a new foreign policy. it told us that he wants to be in the middle, we knew that already, but we got no details what have the middle looks like. how do you deal with these hard complex problems, something that falls between seals and drones and. >> what do you do, for example, with a situation with al-qaeda operating in yemen?
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what do you do with the situation in syria where the president does not want to train the so-called moderate opposition in syria, if anyone can define that when we clearly know that humanitarian aid is not going to change the dynamics on the ground, what do you do, and in some of these ememseemingly intractable operations around the world. >> is it because he doesn't have an answer? >> to the president's credit those are hard problems. if we don't have an answer, let's say so. if we need to dig deeper, open the conversation, let's do that, too. but to simply have no policy going forward while pretending that we do is dishonest. >> still not sure what--i think at this point we've had this conversation about syria for a long time, and i'm not sure that anybody has come forward with an answer, whether it be the european union, france, germany,
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i don't know if anybody has come forward with an answer for a situation like syria. i'm not sure how the president should be expected to coming up with one. >> being honest about the plexty of the problem would be a start. to say we don't know what to do. to say that overthrowing assad would be easy. it appears that's not the case. we need to examine this. >> and i think you would agree with me, that the united states cannot stand in front of a nation and say, i don't know what the answer is. >> he is very boxed in. >> douglas oliphant is a national security at national security. >> parties that pushed or isolation and getting rid of the euro will gain control a part of the parliament.
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>> reporter: some european leaders bruised by this election are on a mission to reform the e.u. like françois hollande, and david cameron. >> we need change. we need an approach that recognizes what matters on growth, jobs, and not try to do so much. we need an approach that recognizes that brussels has gotten too big, too bossy and interfering. >> reporter: talking about who will head the next e.u. commission, not a popular body with euro skeptics. >> we just had an election with skeptical passes. massive spectrum from the center, to the left and to the right, yet i just sat in a meeting that you would have thought nothing happened at all, and it was business as usual. >> several of these e.u. leaders
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are determined that it should not be business as usual, and they're facing tough challenges at home. focusing on job creation and investment. even want to go talk about national borders and immigration. more and more e.u. leaders want less europe not more. >> reporter: sunday's election shows the number of people unhappy with the e.u. in it's currently form is rising. the question is can leaders fix the big problems at home while obeying the e.u.'s rules and regulations. can they obey jobs and growth, can they limit apply gas station, no big decisions were taken at this meeting. it will take many more before we know how the reforms will look. but some of these leaders don't have much time. al jazeera, brussels. >> in thailand the military leader is waging an information war and threatening critics with prison time if they participate in protests. crowds have been defying the army and have been holding
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rallies every day. the army says it staged a coup to end months of political unrest. the massou tribe say criminals are using pakistani taliban and using it against pakistani. three migrant camps where they say illnesses were spreading and the camps needed to be cleaned. the makeshift camps were home to migrants who now have no home to go. >> reporter: in just a few hours this bulldozer destroyed everything. turning these people's few possessions into a pile of rubbish.
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it was difficult for many to watch. >> many local people turned out to offer their support to these apply sum seekers. this woman said, you've left them with nothing. the law isn't intelligence. it is week. it is for animals. >> reporter: under european law these people must either claim political asylum here in france or return to the first european country they arrived in. they're trying to deter more refugees from coming to calais. the refugees i spoke to say that this will not put them off. >> how many times have you tried to get across to the u.k.? >> five, five times. >> how did you try?
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>> i tried under a car. i got inside the luggage. i'm tired of trying, but right now i have no choice. >> reporter: for now the local authorities are trying to persuade these people to go to a holiday camp where they can have a shower. but these refugees are afraid they'll be removed far from this port. they've fled war and poverty. they would rather sleep here in the cold because it's their own chance they have of get together u.k. and a better life. al jazeera, calais. >> a federal judge has ordered a temporary stay on excuses in ohio. we have moreen that and other headlines across america. >> reporter: executions in ohio are delayed two and a half months. a federal judge said that this will allow time for arguments
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over the state's lethal injection procedure. the new procedure came about following the execution of dennis mcguire. it took him 26 minutes to die. classes resumed at the university of california santa barbara after friday's deadly shooting rampage. classes were canceled, and last night thousands of mourners packed the stadium for a vigil for the six students that were killed. the forestry officials are doing everything can to stop new fires. that expands to extend peace >> reporter: as these youtube videos show, they explode when hit, some sending flammable debris in all directions.
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>> it's a real danger. >> reporter: this video produced by the forest service shows how easily targets can start a fire. >> that sat on a bail of hay. when it went off it started a fire within a few seconds. >> reporter: results like this have been cost. >> i just in the last couple of years as these exploding targets have become popular we've seen 16 or so fires, $33 million in suppression costs. >> reporter: those fires have occurred all across the u.s. from california to utah to pennsylvaniaer, in colorado the targets are linked to six fires in the past six years. and exploding target was the cause of this wildfire that destroyed more than a thousand acres of forest land west of colorado springs. the targets are not illegal themselves. you can get them pretty much at any sporting good store or gun shop. they cost $5 a shot. even though these targets are not allowed by the forest
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service they can still be used at private clubs or millions of acres of private land and could spark fires in brush and timber. they know the thrill the targets offer when the chemicals mix together. >> there are two components, then ignited by a high speed bullet. but this weapon safety instructor also knows the dangers. >> folks will use these and put them in metal or glass containers, so there are fragments that could hurt people in addition to the fire hazard. >> reporter: that has caused it from being banned in many target shooting centers. the forest service is considering a permanent ban. that means anyone caught using exploding targets could face a fine of $5,000 and six months in jail. jim hooley, al jazeera, denver,
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colorado. >> do you remember that couple who found gold coins in their backyard? they're starting to be auctioned off. several of the 19th century coins have been sold. one of them went for $15,000. the whole election is worth $11 million. the couple plans to keep a few of the coins, pay off some bills and give some to charity. >> i love it, i love it. and send some to their new best friend tony harris and maria as well. >> see ya. >> thanks. >> the mayor of chicago has suggested new gun laws. that's next. america mobile app,
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>> price tag, $3 million it is the most expensive acquisition apple has made in the company's history. beats streams music online but is best known for their headphones designed by rapper dr. dre. chicago mayor ram emmanuel suggesting more guns laws. >> an outright ban on gun sales as unconstitutional. since thence polic then police t and mayor introduced a new city ordinance aimed and illegal gun sales in chicago and coo require gun sellers to install video and
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require a 72 hour waiting period on handgun purchases. >> the city of chicago does not have a problem of too few guns. there are way too many guns from shops in cook county, from neighboring states that come into the state of chicago and any given weekend our police officers take more guns over the streets than either new york or la. >> a recent report released this week that shows between 2009 a and 2013 nearl 2013 many were sr gun dealers. the ordinance still has to pass a vote in the city council. >> one in five households in new orleans are considered food insecure, families who are not sure how to put enough food on the table. the problem is made worse because some of these areas are food deserts where people don't have reasonable access to
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nutritious food. robert ray introduces us to one man who is trying to change that. >> so these are radishes. >> reporter: david young spent 22 years in law enforcement in indiana. now retired and living in new orleans, he's turned 26 formerly blighted lots the lower ninth ward into gardens. >> were there homes on these lots before he made these gardens? >> yes, there would have been a home on every lot here. and right here inside this fenced in area there is eight lots. so where we're gardening there would have been eight homes before katrina. >> reporter: many people living in the lower ninth ward cannot afford or find fresh fruit and vegetablable it's. >> the hunger fight is not just a fight for the quantity of food you put in your body, but the fight for good quality food. food desert is an area where people cannot obtain access to good nutritious food for
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themselves and their families in a reasonable fashion. >> reporter: ravaged by floodwaters when the levies broke, the lower ninth with regard has been slow to recover. and for people who returned here to the lower ninth ward after hurricane katrina they're trying to rebuild their lives, but the only place he ca they can get fs and vegetables is a grocery store three miles away. >> for a lot of us, fruits and vegetables, we can't get to grocery stores. it's all for vehicles who can go, but for those who don't, it's hard. >> reporter: young gets assistance from 350 volunteers from around the world who help cultivate and maintain the gardens along with distribute the fresh foods. >> is this new in new orleans? there can't be many people like you out here doing this. >> well, i haven't heard of any. you know, there are people who
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are trying to make it affordable, but i haven't heard of anyone with that's actually giving it away at no cost. these are honeybees. i started keeping honeybees about two years ago. >> reporter: to help fund the gardens young keeps bees and sells honey. >> the gardens for me, you know, it puts a smile on my face to see it. >> when i first took over this lot it had trash out along the street, and the neighbors around went from, you know, what's going on to really seeing it as a pretty good thing now. >> reporter: his gardens not only provide food but a sense of community to a neighborhood still recovering. robert ray, al jazeera, new orleans. >> google has developed a prototype for self-driven cars. are you ready for a driver seas without a wheel? >> reporter: you want to know how to create jobs?
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>> egypt's former army chief has said he has support. >> reporter: throughout the day, al sisi's twitter page has been showing images of egyptians going to vote. this one of people waiting at a polling station and this one of people holding flags as they wait to vote. but other images from independent journalists and bloggers show something different, empty polling stations like this one.
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or this one, few people voting at polling station in cairo. guy said yesterday it was working but got today off. now the government blamed the low turn out over the past couple of days on a heatwave, and the transportation were suspended so people can get to the polls easily. the government reminded people that they would be fined up to $70 if they don't vote. people said they would boycott the elections, and some have been mocking them, tweeting pictures wit like this one sayig congratulations for emma watson for graduating. this one writing in, aria stark, character from "game of thrones," and this candidate, defender for real madrid. >> thank you. at the height of the afghan
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war there were more than 800,000 disabled people in afghanistan. many of them were victims of decades of violence within their borders. as the u.s. war winds down there is hope for the disabled to find other outlets for their talents we have reports from kabul. >> high speeds and hard falls. this is afghanistan's only wheelchair basketball team. they train at this purpose built facility in kabul. players have come here from all over the country. some have spinal injuries from car accidents or problems from birth but many have injuries from decades of war. >> reporter: they are not only keeping their hoop dreams, but they travel hoping to become champions.
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>> we've been training for four years. we never played against anyone else or ever gone abroad. god willing we do well. we're a strong team. i think we can win. >> they are trained bay coach from the united states, and will face italy's national team given their relative inexperience they're not expected to win but promises to be a special experience. not just for them, but for dr. alberto cairo, too. originally from italy the physio therapist has lived in kabul for the past 24 years. he helped create the wheelchair basketball program after realizing that his patients immediated nor than medical treatment. >> they understand they can do many things. they're strong enough, they've become stronger to cope and to face their hard life that they have to face every day in afghanistan. it's true, to be disabled, to be a paralyzed person is difficult
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everywhere in the world. but here it's particularly difficult. >> reporter: disabled people still face considerable discrimination in afghanistan. many rarely leave their homes and often excluded from public life, but these players are determined to show the world how capable they are. >> you know, google says the biggest hurdle to developing automated cars are human. google is creating the first fleet of cars that does not have steering wheels, pedals or gears. >> reporter: everything about cars involve faith. i have faith crossing the intersection that no one of these guys are going to suddenly hit the gas and plow right through me. everyone around us around the giant game today is assuming that no one is going to jump the curb and come up upon them. now google has extended that faith even more deeply and arrived at a design that does away with any sort of break or
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accelerator or that icon of control, the steering wheel itself. instead, has just gone with a simple start button and emergency stop button. the design stems from the realization that employee who is had been commuting to work via the original car design were not ready to take control of the wheel necessarily. that was one of the fundamental design concepts saying hey, construction in the area, cats in the road take the road. the drivers were not ready to take over the car at a moment's notice. the new paradigm will do away with these drivers completely. these are just passengers. people just get in, strap in. they've got plenty of legroom, room for their groceries, otherwise they're simply passengers. they're subjecting themselves to the whims of the car the same
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way you and i subject ourselves to the whims of a train driver or bus driver. these are not really owning a car, in fact. that's google's whole point. they imagine these cars being interchangeable cocoons that take from you place to place. you order up your destination with a smart phone app. you say, hey, i want to go to the movies and it takes you there. this new paradigm of people as simply cargo is not only full of liability issues and all sorts of technical issues, it's a simple fundamental act of faith that is even deeper than what we already do in the car environment. >> jacob ward reporting for us. a rocket launched. three astronauts are on board. they will remain at the station for six months. until last year the journey to the space station lasted two days. but the rocket that launched
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today is scheduled to arrive only six hours after launching. that is all of our time for this news hour. tony harris in new york city. "real money with ali velshi" is >> they say everything is big center texas. job growth is no exception. i'll tell what you two texas cities are doing right that the rest of america can learn from. also going mobile as in mobile homes. i'll show you why middle class families and investors are getting into trailer parks. plus no brakes and no gas pedal either. i'll tell you why this will look like nothing like you've seen before. i'm ali velshi. and this is real money.