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this hour we're fast forwarding to the week ahead. we'll take a look at all the stories you'll hear about this coming week. let's begin with our five questions for the week ahead. question number one, what's the next step in finding the kidnapped girls? today we're getting a taste of just how frightening living in the presence of the boko haram terror group can be. one girl who made an escape was brave enough to tell her story to cnn, recalling the night that she and 200 other school girls were taken from their beds. she's the first international reporter to reach the eastern nigerian town where the girls were kidnapped. why did this young girl decide to share her story with you? >> well, there's definitely a sense for those of us outside of chibuk, this is something everyone is talking about.
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when you get here, you find how little of that is trickling down to them. they almost a month later after those girls were kidnapped they really haven't seen anything tangible. you can only imagine what that's like for a mother and father who are waiting for their girls, their daughter to come home. she agreed to speak to us, but you can still hear the terror in her voice. take a listen to this. can you describe the men that came and took you? what did they look like? were they wearing civilian clothing or military uniforms? what were they wearing? >> i don't understand. >> what was their dress. what were they wearing? did they look like soldiers? you're still afraid? >> yes. >> you don't want to talk about what they look like. >> no. >> that's okay. i understand. i understand. i'm sorry.
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the fear of retaliation has stopped her from answering that question of ours, randi. that's a very real fear. even just a day before we drove down to chibook, a police officer was wounded by a military group that's very much still at large. >> in terms of trying to find the girls and where they are, a lot has been said about this hashtag diplomacy as it's being called. is that helping or hurting the situation there? >> well, it's definitely -- it's putting resources at the nigerian government's disposal, which can only be a good thing. but it's putting pressure on them. here in the nigerian capital and i guess also for you back there in the states, you hear a lot about the promises that are being made to help find these girls. then we arrived at the town and there was very little military presence. the girl that we spoke to, she
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hadn't even been interviewed by authorities to try and get any details from her story. it just seems really slow coming. everyone we were speaking to said please keep these girls in your thoughts, please keep talking about them, please keep tweeting about them. this is very important that they're not forgotten that the nigerian government is not let off the hook on this one. >> that's incredible that all this time has passed and she's yet to be interviewed until you. thank you for your reporting. question number two, can the veterans administration answer very direct questions this week to america's satisfaction? the head of the v.a. testifies before a senate committee thursday, that's after allegations came to light that treatment for some veterans came too late to save their lives. a little while ago i spoke to our investigative correspondent drew griffin. >> this could be a very, very big week as this v.a. wait list scandal continues to just get bigger and bigger. we know investigators are on the
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ground and we believe a half dozen states. there is going to be in nationwide audit that has been ordered and we're already seeing some of that develop as investigators fan out across the country to find out why not only are veterans waiting so long for care, but why there's an apparent systemic problem with hiding that fact. all of this is going to culminate on thursday when general eric shinseki, who is the veterans affairs secretary, will go before the senate veterans affairs committee, which is interesting. he, of course, had been shunning our interview requests and he's been reluctant to appear before the house veterans affairs committee. he'll face a much friendlier reception in the senate, but still by his own accounts, there are big, big problems with the v.a. and he is going to face some very tough questioning. in this week ahead we'll see what general shinseki has to
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say, if he'll defend his work at the v.a. or if he will admit that mistakes have been made and big things need to be changing. >> drew, thanks so much. question number three, what's a suitable final resting place for 9/11 victims who cannot be identified. some family members of people killed in the world trade center were not happy at this sight yesterday. a procession of fire and police vehicles taking human remains to the new national september 11th memorial and museum. the plan is to permanent house the remains there below ground. people who are against it say it is disrespectful. >> i waited months for my son to be recovered out of that hell hole. and now they're putting him back in there. what's respectful about that? >> they're not in a dungeon, they're not in a basement, they're in a beautiful space that's reverent and respectful. >> the september 11th memorial and museum officially opens
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later this pmonth. families will be able to visit their loved one's remains in the days before the formal opening. will chunks of eastern ukraine break away from the fragile government. the u.s. has said today's vote is illegal and blames russia for meddling in ukraine's politics. our nick paton walsh will join us with an update on what's happening there. who is going to own the l.a. clippers. big question. the nba has banned owner donald sterling for life, but now his estranged wife says she wants to keep her portion of the team. wow, so shelly sterling, telling barbara walters she wants to keep the clippers and that she plans to eventually divorce her husband. so what is the answer? will shelly sterling hold on to ownership of the l.a. clippers, do you think? >> they've got this.
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it started out everything was fine. the nba had this all under control in the sense that they just figured since the majority of the owners or all the owners wanted donald sterling out, that was it. but when shelly did what she did, it pushed things back a little bit. now the nba has found a loophole and that's this. that donald sterling is the controlling owner of the franchise, which means that he is the guy that they voted to be in charge of this franchise back in 1981, not shelly. so in their opinion the nba's opinion, that because it's donald sterling that is the controlling owner that this is irrelevant what she's saying. the nba is a private club. it's very much like the old flintstones, the royal order of buffaloes, anything that they want to do and declare, that's the way it is. if they declare that we want you as a controlling owner, then that's it. they don't want her the controlling owner. so they've got say in this franchise more so than shelly
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sterling does right now. >> i think she's trying to sell them on her heart and what she claims to be feeling. she talks about the passion and legacy in her family. she says why should she be punished for something that her estranged husband did? >> i'll tell you why, because lebron james just came out today and said that all of the players are against any member of the sterlings being associated with this franchise. if she continues to go down this road, she's going to lose anyway, but if she did, there would not be another nba player ever wanting to play for the l.a. clippers. very hard to have a franchise with no players on the court. >> yeah, well now we have not one but two sterlings it seems refusing to go quietly. so we'll see how this shakes out. i'm sure we'll talk more about it. thank you. and just to let you know, our anderson cooper just sat down with l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. a lot to say in that conversation, i'm sure. you can see that in his
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exclusive interview tomorrow night 8:00 p.m. right here on cnn. if you can't wait, we'll show you a snippet, a sneak peek tomorrow morning on "new day" at 6:00 a.m. eastern time. the clippers playing the thunder right now in l.a. they're a few points apartment with minutes to go. magic johnson happens to be at the game. we'll talk about michael sam's future in the nfl. what happens if his performance on the field is a bust after all the fuss about his pioneering role in the league? across america, people like basketball hall of famer
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michael sam is a bust? we hope not. we'll discuss it. mark, i'll start with you. michael sam, great college career, but so-called experts have said maybe he's not a perfect fit for the pros. will it matter if he doesn't measure up on the field? >> i mean, obviously, in the disneyfied world that we like to imagine ourselves living in, we want to breakthrough player to be extraordinary, you want everybody to be the jackie robinson type where you break a barrier and you're also phenomenally talented. but he's just average player at the best. and michael sam could be the average nfl player. the question won't be how great a player he is ow the question will he be accepted in the locker room, will fans cheer for him? will he prove to the world that an openly gay player is no different than anyone else in
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terms of being on the field? if he does, then i'm happy. >> has he made his point, has he broken the barrier as it were already regardless of how this all pans out? >> i think he's already an overachiever. anybody that gets drafted is an incredible athlete and an overachiever. the question is can you hang with the big boys in the nfl? he played in the s.e.c. there's some phenomenal players in the s.e.c. that did not get drafted. some did. and a lot of them are going to be cut afterwards. guys that were drafted before him will be cut, guys drafted after him will be cut. so yes, it would be awful if he didn't make it maybe because it's not the happy ending that he wants, but he's also going to be in great company if he doesn't make the team or he doesn't have a long career. you're dealing with the nfl, the average player is a couple years plus some months is your average nfl career time span, if he gets a season or two in based on his ability, i think that would be above and beyond success based
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on his talent. >> your thoughts, how do the rams benefit, do you think, from having michael sam on the team? >> the rams benefit a lot because you got to remember that last year they were second from the bottom in the nfl and total attendance, so this is partly a gimmick for them to try to get more fannies in the seats. you have a university of missouri star coming to play -- forget the gay thing -- and they need all the bodies they can get. to answer your previous question, if michael sam does not play a down for the rams or for the nfl he's already won for his cause. and i'll tell you why. you look at what happened since he announced that he's openly gay, you've got derek gordon who is a basketball player, starting basketball player at the university of massachusetts who came out and announced that he's openly gay. you had another football player at division iii in orange county saying the same thing. he's already done that. everybody talks about jackie
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robinson, but who was the first nfl black player? who was the first nba black player? most people don't know that answer, but they are the ones that open the door and that's essentially what he has done for his cause right here even without playing a down. >> yeah, he certainly has a side story to his incredible story. this guy wants to play football, no question about it. thanks, guys, appreciate it. coming up an army paratrooper receiving the nation's top honor. sergeant kyle white will be only the seventh living recipient of the medal of honor. hear about his extraordinary and selfless actions in his own words right after this. >> hi, mom, just wanted to say i love you a lot and i miss you so much. i will be home very soon. love you.
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some news to tell you, this just in to cnn, the l.a. clippers have won. they beat the oklahoma city thunder 101-99. once again the l.a. clippers winning their game tonight. right now a large, dangerous tornado rolling through nebraska. our jennifer gray is watching this. so jennifer, bring us up to date. >> very, very powerful storm. large tornado on the ground right around beaver crossing. this tornado warning is going to be in effect for the next 30
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minutes or so. most likely extended this storm, this very dangerous storm is rolling parallel pretty much to i-80, beaver crossing, milford, denton, nebraska needs to be on the lookout. if this storm holds together could be on top of you within the hour or so. confirmed tornado on the ground. could be a very large tornado. you need to immediately get into your safe spot, small interior room, no windows, lowest level of your house. milford, denton, lincoln state off i-80. this is a very powerful storm. you can see the greens and reds right next to each other right near beaver crossing, that's an indication of just where this tornado is. that's an area of circulation. this is all part of this larger system. severe thunderstorm warnings all across of the country's midsection just to the west of
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kansas city. if these hold together they'll be in your neck of the woods in the next hour or so. here are the tornado warnings in effect. the areas that need to be on the lookout the most as we go through the next several hours. the ones to the west will be in effect until 10:00 central time, then the one on the east will be in effect until about 7:00 central time. but randi, these are dangerous, powerful storms especially that storm just to the west of lincoln. if you're in lincoln, points west right along i-80, you need to be in your safe spot immediately. very dangerous situation. >> sounds like it. good advice to stay off of i-80. thank you very much. will chunks of eastern ukraine break away from the fragile government? right now a tense vote about the u.s. has claimed the vote is illegal and blames russia for meddling in ukraine's politics. nick paton walsh is in eastern ukraine. i guess i want to know how the vote is going, but do you think
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that parts of eastern ukraine now will splinter away from their own nation? >> in many ways, randi, they tried to splirnt away at this stage. we're in a town shrolovyansk. they have tried to stop this vote. they haven't forced their way in, as many said they might do today. but that whole climate obviously affects how people are able to shrove here and when i say a vote it's not the kind of collection that you expect to see in the united states. there are no spin doctors, this is people being asked to endorse the unrest. there's a real sense of a city under siege in some ways. and the results there's an 80% turnout at this point.
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and the results i've heard from the self-declared mayor of this city, a mere 40 were against the referendum idea. we'll see an obvious pro vote here suggesting this part should become an independent state. the question is does russia then accept into the russian federation as some would like to happen or kiev today actually move to somehow send their military in to keep this part of the country as part of ukraine, randi. >> aside from the vote, nick, you've been in this town for a number of weeks. in terms of the violence have you seen an escalation perhaps? >> yes, freefalling we're not talking about death tolls or injured every day. the problem now in this part of the ukraine is if the ukrainian military tried to move into many places but found a lot of hostility and reticence from the pro russian militants.
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they have to increase the amount of violence. in this town there was an intense shoot-out four or five days ago that has now subsided. people are really wondering where are the ukrainian military, what's their next move? something they're very nervous about tomorrow. now the referendum has passed and clikly they'll make some sort of proclamation of their desire to be independent from ukraine. >> nick paton walsh, appreciate your reporting there. thank you very much. up next will a controversial execution take place under secret conditions in texas this week. the death row inmate is being denied information on the drugs that may be used to kill him. at. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles
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now. we'll talk about this here. first thing is i'd like to know what you think. do you think they should have put this execution on hold? >> absolutely. they should put it on hold. texas has said it really has nothing to do with us because we use one drug and oklahoma used three drugs but it's way beyond just the drugs. it's the entire procedure. what happened that day has been described as a fiasco, an attorney who saw this botched execution called it torture. this man is writhing and convulsing and trying to speak and there are so many unanswered questions. was he tasered earlier in the day? did he cut himself? did those things, if they happened, impact what happened later? why did they have such a hard time finding his vein. >> which they admit to. >> then they go to the groin area and use the iv in the groin area, but then they cover it with a sheet for privacy which some critic say prevented them from seeing problems with the iv and the vein when they were unfolding. why did they close the curtain
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on the witnesses not allowing the witnesses to see what was going on when things started going south? and perhaps the biggest question, what really happened in the ten minutes between when they decided to call off the execution and when this man died of an apparent heart attack? so this goes way beyond drugs. this is an entire procedure that needs to be re-examined from head to toe. >> i guess the question is why is there such secrecy surrounding it? texas and oklahoma, why don't they just say what they use? >> one of the things i heard is they're afraid of talking too specifically about the manufacturers because they feel that death penalty opponents might target them somehow, which i find a ridiculous argument because people who are against killing are not going to engage in violence as a matter of course. so that seems to me like smoke and mirrors. >> do you think that this changes the whole conversation about the death penalty and about execution? >> i really think this is an opportunity, this botched execution for us as a society to look at whether or not we really
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want to be doing this in the 21 sths century. the european union has banned the death penalty. so in a sense, we are really in a disconnect with the developed world. and of course there are critics who say, look it's racially biased in this country, there are many critics who say it's not really a deterrent to crime and that they have found more than a hundred people on death row who are innocent as dna technology and things of that get better. to take something as a fiasco and watched by the world as a global story and use it as an opportunity to decide well, as americans, do we really want to try to solve violence with more violence? that being said, it's easy for me to say that hypothetically. i have not been a victim of a violent crime, i haven't lost a loved one to a violent crime. that's a totally different experience on this subject. my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones in vicious
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crimes. these are all vicious crimes. the botched execution case the man was convicted of murders, a 19-year-old girl shot and buried alive. >> in this texas case he robbed, raped and murdered a young girl. but i guess you made an interesting point, you said this is really about all of our protections. >> sure. because constitutionally, we have protection against cruel and unusual punishment. o when one of the lawyers watching this says hey, what i saw was torture, if you allow that to pass without examining it, it opens a pandora's box that could threaten all of our constitutional rightsp more than just this one case. >> the execution planned for tuesday in texas, do you think there's a chance it could still be stayed or will it go ahead regardless of the situation? >> texas is really pro death penalty. they lead the way. i would doubt it but never say never. >> the judge who stopped the --
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who rejected the texas inmate's stay, he actually said we do need to reconsider previous rulings that upheld drug secrecy. do you think we might see a change? >> i think transparency is always good. we should have no secrets when it comes to something this life and death, emphasis on death. >> i got your point. >> all right, jane, nice to talk to you, as always. >> thanks for having me. >> coming up next an army paratrooper receiving the nation's top honor. hear about his extraordinary and selfless actions in his own words right after this. quiet! mom has a headache! had a headache! but now, i& don't. excedrin is fast. in fact for some, relief starts in just 15 minutes. excedrin. headache. gone.
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and randi, in almost 13 years since 9/11, only 13 americans have been awarded the medal of honor. >> i can close my eyes at any moment and be right back there on that trail. i can feel the temperature of the air and smell the gunpowder in the air. >> almost seven years ago in northeast afghanistan, shortly after this photo of army sergeant kyle white was taken, his unit, along with a squad of afghan soldiers were ambushed. >> it was just one shot, then two shots, and then the whole valley erupted. >> white briefly knocked unconscious by the blast of a rocket-propelled grenade, got up and spent hours under fire, risking his life to treat and protect his wounded comrades. >> to me it was never a choice. i told myself from the beginning of that ambush that i was going to be killed. just the amount of fire. i just -- i'm not going to make it through this. if i'm not going to make it through this, i'm going to do what i can with the time i have
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to help the guys to the left and right of me. >> but six of his friends died including white's best friend sean longman. >> he was my best friend. and we had a lot of good times together. i miss him every day. >> he wears a bracelet with the names of those killed. you wear it every day. >> i look down at their names and it snaps back to reality. >> president obama called him in february. tell me about when you found out about this. >> when i found out it actually was happening, it was a relief. a chance to get the names of those who were killed out there out into the world and make sure people know what's happening over there and what these guys did for their country. >> sergeant white is now a bank analyst in charlotte, north carolina, and he told me the biggest lesson he learned from his experience was to never take anything for granted. and he wants to help others who have come back from tours of duty to adjust by setting goals
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like he did, which was going to college, randi. >> a great honor. great man. barbara walters prepares to sign off. she's retiring this week but not before scoring an exclusive interview with the woman at the center of the donald sterling fallout. >> there's unlimited talk and text. we're working deals all day. you get 10 gigabytes of data to share. what about expansion potential? add a line anytime for 15 bucks a month. low dues... great terms... let's close. new at&t mobile share value plans. our best value plans ever for business.
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. on may 16th, legendary journalist barbara walters will
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make her last televised appearance on "the view." ms. walters has been a big part of our show since the very first season. tonight we thought we'd honor her by taking a look back at some o our favorite barbara walters moments. >> good evening and welcome to not for ladies only. i'm barbara wawa. >> if you were a man i'd be all over you like butter on beans. >> i was in a hot tub with henry kissinger and juliet producust. we listen to harry chapin, then made sweet love till the morning sun. >> please welcome barbara walters. >> what an honor it was to see my ground breaking career in journalism reduced to a cartoon character with a ridiculous voice. >> so barbara, you're stepping
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down after over 50 years as a tv journalist. do you have any tips on how to achieve that kind of success? >> do not be afraid to ask the tough questions like if you're a tree, what kind of a tree would you be? or your place or mine, brokaw? but the real money is in making them cry. nothing brings in the viewers like seeing a celebrity reduced to tears. you may think i'm really feeling bad for them, but all i'm thinking is ka-ching. >> and we have all learned so much from barbara walters. nice to see her poke a little fun at herself. the tv legend officially retires this week. and she's going out with a bang. walters scored a big get with shelly sterling. she's the estranged wife of l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. the nba banned him for life
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after his racist rant was caught on tape. walters' career spans, as you know, more than 50 years and she's excited about retiring. >> you know, i haven't really thought of what it's going to be like when i no longer have a schedule. i've always worked. i don't know what it's going to be like to get up and not have a list of things to do, but i look forward to it. it's been a long and exciting and sometimes difficult road. so it's time. it's time. when i look at the young women today who are doing everything in front the cameras and behind the cameras, i remember when i was only allowed in interviews to come in on the fifth question. i remember when i wasn't allowed to do the so-called hard news. so i am very proud of the women today. the men do okay. you're all right. >> yeah, we do all right. >> but the women today, if i helped in any way, that's my legacy and it's a wonderful one
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to have. >> on friday, walters will sign off from her daytime show "the view." the show will celebrate her career with a special tribute including surprise guests all this week. just minutes ago the clippers won a thriller over the oklahoma city thunder. erasing a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter. the series now tied if you're keeping track at two games apiece. magic johnson, who you may remembered was attacked in those recordings by donald sterling, was at tonight's game. shelly sterling said she's going to divorce donald sterling soon and she has big plans to fight for quol of the clippers. our anderson cooper sat down with donald sterling. there's a picture of the two of them chatting. you can see his schusive interview on ac-360 tomorrow night 8:00 p.m. eastern time. we'll have a sneak peek tomorrow morning on "new day" at 6:00 a.m. eastern. don't miss the exclusive
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interview with donald sterling tomorrow night here on cnn. you may have trouble getting fast food later this week. will fast food workers go on strike thursday? that's next. and -- aiming for the major leagues in million dollar arm. actor jon hamm changes the game of baseball. the inspiration behind his character coming your way next. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can.
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to prepare our kids to compete main today's economy?way woman: a well-rounded education that focuses on science, math, and career training for students who don't choose college. man: and that's exactly what superintendent of public education tom torlakson has been working on. woman: because every student needs the real world skills for the jobs of tomorrow. man: torlakson's career readiness initiative is helping schools expand job and technical training across the state
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because it makes a difference. woman: so tell tom torlakson to keep fighting for the career and technical training our students need. will fast food workers across the u.s. go on strike this thursday? those workers are demanding $15 an hour. and workers from dozens of countries banded together this woke to take the push to a global level. i want to bring in the creator of food hello to you. so what do you think? do you think that fast food workers will go on strike come thursday? >> well, i hope so because honestly, that's the only way to get through to these big fast
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food giants that take profits over people. not only do they take profits over the health of several americans and people all over the world with the junk that they sell, but it's also the workers that they employ and they continue to exploit these low wages. you know, the mcdonald's ceo makes close to $10,000 an hour and paying people that work in his stores $15 an hour doesn't seem that reasonable when you look at it that way. >> so if this movement does go global, how would you say that increases the pressure on the owners of the fast food companies? >> well, you know, when i go after companies to change a certain ingredient, i usually like to ensue a boycott. and what that does is people will stop buying a product. well, the same thing will happen when these workers decide to protest or go on strike. they won't be in the stores that day. so the people who are going to
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buy those different fastd food items won't be able to. they'll have to close some stores. so these companies are going to be hit where it hurts the most and that is the message that we have to send when we want change in this country. >> do you think these people who go on strike, do you think they have the power to accomplish something? >> absolutely. margaret mead said never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens is can change the world. it's the only thing that ever has. i definitely think that -- and i love protests, because it really shows that when people come together and create a momentum around a certain cause things can really start to change. plus the big fast food companies don't like this negative publicity that's happening right now on cnn. they don't want to see this on all the newspapers come friday morning. so they want to do something. i think they will. >> i was just going to ask you how they're reacting. i'm sure they won't act very well to all of this.
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they've seen it before. now it seems to be growing. >> with the momentum of social media and everyone sharing, you know, their status an like what they're doing that day, i think will even increase the momentum. >> all right. vani, appreciate it. nice to see you. >> to you too. >> from a western drama to a sports movie based on a true life store pep just a couple of the films to hit the box office this week. in million dollar arm jon hamm talks about the inspiration for his character. >> it's called "million dollar arm." we find the first major league baseball player from india. such an improbable story. i knew j.b. personally before he went on this journey with the idea of finding or staging a contest then finding two boys that you want to then bring back to the united states to then train for a tryout with a pro team is, you know, i laughed at him then and i didn't laugh at
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him once he got the boy signed. >> is that right, 82 with that motion? >> these two kids were given a tremendous opportunity, taken out of this sea of 1.8 billion people and given an opportunity. and you know, the opportunities for kids in india, if you're not born into a lot of money, a lot of privilege, there's you. so when given this opportunity they decided that they were going to work as hard as possible. >> i heard from one of my coach, he was telling me there's some kind of million dollar arm tv show reality. you have to go there and whoever throws hard will win some money. i went there kind of thinking it's a joke. who will give you that kind of money just throwing a baseball? >> these guys literally thought that a baseball glove was there
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to keep their bowling arm or their bowling hand warm. they came from a culture of cricket. >> i've never seen the baseball game. everything was new for me. >> you got a major league tryout. >> are you messing with us? >> no, you got a tryout. >> baseball is the context for telling the story. it's five people who go through an amazing transformation as a result of their journey. for me, i was a serial bachelor. i thought marriage was a scam. this probably came three or four years too late. i'll never get to use the line in a bar, hey, ladies, jon hamm's playing me in a movie. >> who's that? >> she's my neighbor. >> not my type. >> why? because she's not a model. yeah, stay away from that. >> i get to play kind of a not so savory character for six, seven months out of the year, it's nice to play somebody who has a little heart. >> all right, go ahead. >> did you kiss miss bernham? >> no, she kissed me.
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>> oh! >> that one looks pretty good. right now nebraska is under a tornado warning. jennifer gray is watching this all for us. so what area specifically are in danger right now? >> areas just to the west of lincoln. this is that same storm we told you about just a few moments ago. still holding together, that tornado warning now affecting malcolm and seeward, these are the cities in the direct path of this. just to the south of i-80, now to the north. do not need to be on i-80 to the west of lincoln. a very dangerous place to be. if this holds together, could be knocking on the doors of lincoln or just on the north side of the city in the next half hour or less. so be on the lookout, lincoln. get to your safe spot. have a plan, stay in tune because this is a very dangerous storm. this has been a confirmed tornado on the ground for the past 30 minutes or so, maybe off and on but still a very dangerous storm and has the capability of producing a
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tornado. so we're going to move on. we have another tornado warning to tell you about. this one in ohio, actually, just on the west side of columbus. so columbus, you could be in danger if this storm holds together. this is a radar-indicated tornado, nothing is confirmed on the ground but it is very powerful indeed. this is just to the north of springfield and this tornado warning will be in effect until 7:00 eastern time. morefield and springfield in the path of this. be on the lookout for this storm as well. these are not the only two storms out there. we have a lot of storms setting up. a dangerous situation as we go through the afternoon and evening hour. we're now back in nebraska, pushing towards kansas city. we'll see the line of storms continue to push through as we go through the overnight and evening hours. tornado watches in effect for a large portion of the country's midsection as we go forward in time. until about 10:00 p.m. central time, the ones on the west, the ones on the east. still very dangerous out there.
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that tornado warning lincoln really needs to be on the lookout. >> how fast would you say some of the storms moving? are they fast moving storms? >> they're only moving 25 to 30 miles per hour. they're not moving very quickly. the good news about it is we can give you enough time to really warn you, prepare you for it. be on the lookout for those, especially lincoln in the next 30 minutes. >> jennifer gray, appreciate that. certainly a lot of areas need to take cover and heed those warnings that you made very clear. jennifer gray, thank you for the update. appreciate that. you are in the cnn newsroom. hello, everyone. i'm randi kaye. we begin with a horror story no one would ever want to live through but one girl who made a heroic escape was brave enough to tell her story. she remembered the night that boko haram snatched her and 200
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school girls from their beds. >>. >> that was really brave of you. >> you ran in the bush? >> yes. >> and what happened then? >> so in this most dangerous assignment, any cnn correspondent has had this year, nama and her producer made the frightening journey from abuja to chibook. it's been nearly a month since the 27 of girls were abducted, taken into the jungle and possibly split up and sold as child