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>> former speech writer pat buchanan will join us what life was really like in the white house. the conversation considers, @ajconsiderthis. you can find us ot twitter @ajconsiderthis. we'll see you next time. hi everywhere, this is al jazeera america, i'm john seigenthaler in new york. moment of impact - an attack on a u.n. school and a strike near a factor in gaza kills dozens leading to new calls for a humanitarian ceasefire. hot zone - hundreds of peace corp volunteers in africa ordered home as the ebola outbreak spreads. the bigger picture. tonight we talk to columnist
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charles ellis tonne who says the issue goes deeper. wonder boys - brooklyn 8th graders signing a record deal for $2 million - taking the industry by storm. you'll meet them tonight. you're looking live over gaza where it is now day 25 in the fighting between israel and hamas. the last 24 hours have been brutal. [ gunfire ] israeli strikes hit near a market. a united nations shelter in gaza was hit. most of the people were still sleeping. since the fighting began 1,363 palestinians - mostly civilians - died. in israel 63 soldiers and 6
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civilians. israel decides to continue the ground offensive, after uncovering hamas weapons and tunnels shown in this video. nick schifrin is in gaza city. >> good evening. for gazans the war is defined by two things - the dead and displaced. those two things combined at shifa hospital. in this hospital this is a quiet night. this man checks on a woman with shrapnel in the shoulder. he mobilizes his staff. her wounds are considered minor. >> if from the first day you have the pressure... >> reporter: for the last six years through three wars this doctor administered shifa hospital and shows the intensive care unit - a few dozen beds. >> how can we serve that, it is impossible. not just for us, but any
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hospital to deal with 60, 100 casualties at the same time. it's difficult. we have to manage. >> this afternoon he didn't manage. in a busy market, the war's horror exploded. a local tv crew filmed the shells landing in the middle of a shopping area. they were out with their families in what they thought was a ceasefire. israel never promised to hold fire - multiple rounds fired into the crowd. almost 200 wounded descended on the shifa hospital at once. at one point the hospital put out an urgent request - blood was needed, they had run out. the doctor asked if the ceasefire doesn't provide safety, what does. >> every day we cannot be safe at any time, any place. this was supposed to be a safe haven, the blue and white of a u.n. school. it's been a shelter for thousands of families that fled
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the fighters. an israeli shell fled. a boy holds up a thin pad they were sleeping on, with blood. >> reporter: the shells appeared to come through the wall and exploded. you see the remnants of the family, the food they were eating, clothes they were wearing. this was a school, you have to remember, that had become a shelter, and the blackboard has a lesson on it still. the israeli military says fighters launched mortars. for the 3,000 living here, they want to leave, but they have nowhere to go to. >> translation: they told us to evacuate our homes, we evacuated. when we returned it was like an earthquake hit. >> reporter: u.n. workers don't know what to say. when people ask you, after the attack, where do go, what do you tell them? . >> translation: they ran from their homes.
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they thought the school was the safest place. now where will they go. >> reporter: when the markets and shelters are not safe, some feel the only safe place is shifa hospital. >> mohammed and their two families have no water, nowhere to took. for them and 40 relatives, this is safer than anywhere else. >> reporter: so you came here 24 days ago. why to the hospital, not a u.n. school. >> better to live on the street than the classroom collapse on our head. today the classroom collapsed. the market was bombed. a hospital, overwhelmed by injured is overwhelmed by the homeless. >> the u.n. says 200,000 gazans are homeless. they have left their homes. that is the number of people who have registered at the u.n. schools. the people that came to private homes or are outside the hospital don't count in that number. the real number is higher.
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some 40% of gaza, according to the u.n. is a no-go area, too dangerous for people to stay in. if you ask anyone today, they say it's not 40%, they feel all of gaza is a no go area. >> nick schifrin in gaza. >> the pentagon confirmed it is resupplying the israeli military, as president obama calls for a ceasefire. patty culhane reports. >> reporter: as the fighting rages, the death toll climbs. the u.s. military confirms it supplied the israeli military with a number of mortars and grenades to help it keep up the fight on gaza. israel asked for more weapons. the u.s. won't say what the articles are or when munitions may be delivered. the obama administration is using its strongest diplomatic language to date, condemning the attack on a u.s. school, but not condemning israel, insisting that despite the u.n.'s own evidence, they don't know who is
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responsible for this. >> well, we do condemn the shelling of an unrisk school in gaza killing civilians, including children and u.n. workers. we condemn those for hiding weapons in those schools. >> reporter: the united nations left out who was to blame. >> israelis are the cause. nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping student. >> the u.s. congress, less critical of israel, is moving to help israel pay and improve the iron dome missile defense shield. it's on the verge of approving more for this year and next. obama administration called for a ceasefire, with words, weapons and funny, ensuring israel's ability to keep fighting.
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>> israel is showing no signs of easing up on gaza. the security cabinet met to talk about next steps. kim vinnell has more from west jerusalem. >> what we are hearing from special sources now - there was no official statement after the security cabinet meeting. but as far as israel is concerned, a permanent ceasefire is not eminent. we are hearing that the military has been told to forge ahead, to continue its bombardment of gaza, and to continue targetting the tunnels, which the israeli military calls terror tunnels. the tunnels have focussed on, so far, are the ones that go from gaza into israel, and increasingly they are targetting tunnels that are a network within israel. a question that everyone is asking is when will israel look for an exit. when will israel feel it has
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done enough or destroyed enough of the tunnel infrastructure to leave the gaza strip , and say to the israeli public that it claimed victory. remember, domestic politics are always at play here as well, and binyamin netanyahu, the israeli prime minister had been criticised for not acting soon enough when the tunnels were discovered. no doubt that'll be a factor at play. look, so far the - the incredible civilian casualty, fatalities, and increasing sense of condemnation, more and more voices seems to be doing little to deter the israeli military. >> kim vinnell reporting from israel. other news - nighting in eastern ukraine is keeping investigators away from flight 17. the malaysia airlines plane was shot down two weeks ago with 300 on board. since then the ukraine's
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government has been locked in battles with rebels that control the area. kiev accused separatists of planting land mines to block action. >> there are fears as the ebola crisis spreads, a maiming yore aid group is pulling out hundreds of volunteers. the peace corp sends many around the world, and in parts of west africa, it's too dangerous. >> the virus is highly contamous, there's no cure. it's not only infecting locals, but doctors, aid workers and three americans overseas. all those that died are in liberia, sierra lee i don't know and guinea. humanitarian groups are pulling people out. >> reporter: as the ebola spread, the peace corp is pulling out their workers. the agency say sis: -- says:.
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>> africa is facing the worst ebola outbreak ever. 670 killed since march. there's fears the disease could spread. u.s. officials say america is not at risk. >> people should realise the risket of an -- risk of on outbreak of ebola in the united states is rare, in parts because of the g infrastructure for good infection control. >> reporter: sting. the c.d.c. put out a warning urging them to watch for anyone in that this travelled to that area. >> there are processes in place. >> in charlotte part of an emergency room was closed after a traveller who had been in africa arrived feeling ill. doctors say the early tests
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shows the person had malaria. >> this has infected americans. 40-year-old patrick decide. travelling from liberia. two american missionaries in liberia were quarantined, both working with ebola patients, both in serious condition. next week president obama hosts 40 african leaders in washington, ipt cluing some -- including some from countries struggling with the outbreak. for the moment the white house has no plans to cancel the meeting. >> a report says the cia kept former secretary of state colin powell in the dark about harsh interrogation techniques used after 9/11. according to the aca, a report says that colin powell and ambassadors were not told about the secret prisons. a former senior c.i.a. official says that that did know were told to say nothing to the state
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department superiors. >> new information on the funding of al qaeda. according to the "new york times", the group is raising money from ransoms, and european countries are paying the most. >> reporter: images like these of hostages held at gunpoint are weapons. the "new york times" says kidnappings like these account for half the group's revenue. gen vating 100 million -- generating 100 million. spain and austria paid over 14 million, and ransoms are rising. kidnappers received 200,000 per hostage. they get now up to $10 million. governments shouldn't pay ransoms. >> they are paying for their systems to be released, and it will result in the citizens of other countries being killed.
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european governments deny paying ransoms, but often the money is sent through affiliates. >> ner going to use the -- they are going to use the money to launch attacks, and they launch attacks and kill other civilians. i can understand completely the desire to say a life on the one hand, resulting in the loss of more lives further down the road. >> the u.s. negotiated for the release of hostages like for the recent trade of taliban prisoners for bowe bergdahl. but america and britain resisted paying ransoms. they are pushing other countries to do the same. >> if we don't do something, this problem will go on and son. >> groups independent of al qaeda have been getting ransoms. we reached out to the state
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department, but did not get an answer. >> roxanna reporting. the house of representatives refuting a plan to secure president obama. the g.o.p. said the president did not have the right to sign parts of the heath care bill in law. democrats called it a stunt, it was almost entirely along party lines. republicans did join democrats, voting against the lawsuit. a wildfire grose in the yosemite national park. crews raced to cut them off. the blaze is still threatening 50 homes which remain under evacuation. meteorologist kevin corriveau is here with more on that. >> we had rain showers that pass the through today. you can see at the end of the satellite that they are rate much finished. we'll take you in and show you
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what we are talking about. in the mountains you see scattered areas of fires. i'll take you to yosemite. we are talking about this one here. this is the el-porto fire. it was 7500 acres burping. yesterday it was 2600. they this -- burning. yesterday it was 26-00. they have no idea when it will be contained. they don't know what caused the fire. we are looking at this, the french fire. zero per cent containment. 19% humidity. it will be the heat across fresno, about 10 #. yosemite, to the north, is going to be well above average for this time of year. normally we'd see 76 degrees as the high.
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over the next several days we are talking about 90 degrees. the only good thing is the winds cross the area are not reaching more than 10 miles per hour. >> emergency crews are trying to stop a major water pipe break in los angeles for more than 24 hours. 24 million gallons of water has been released, 1,000 gallons a minute pill spilling on to sunset boulevard. officials say it could take up to two days to stop the leak from a pipe that is 100 years old. >> next - a major labour ruling against mcdonald's, and the consequences on small business owners stefan a smith - temporarily tape off the air -- taken off the air for comments about domestic abuse. why some say the punishment does not go far enough.
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in the battle over unions, a
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battle. the national labour relations board rules this monday -- mcdonald's could be responsible. paul miller is an attorney specialising in employment law, and he joins us. what does it mean for mcdonald's employees. >> this is a determination by general counsel to determine that yes, there's merit to the claim. there'll be a lot of litigation to follow. at the end of the press is the question of whether unions will grow the memberships by tens of thousands. >> the question of whether it's a joint employer can be more to
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the question of whether or not they are joint employees for the purpose of representative elections, and that is you. >> if it's mcdonald's the corporation, there's more possibility - let me get this straight. is the franchise responsible or the corporation. >> the franchise argued we are a small unit. we can't afford a union, and they could beat back a unit in elected. now that you are mcdonald's, beam in calve are and -- people in california, and people in new york can be part of the bargaining unit. >> what does that mean for mcdonald's corporate? >> they'd have to negotiate with all the employees, and they can go for benefits, wages, work
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rules, all on the table if on a franchise by franchise basis. what does it do to the bottom line of mcdonald's. >> i can't say. one would think costs would go up. mcdonald's is the deepst pocket and the biggest and baddest franchise on the block. that's why the unions focussed on this company. >> what about other companies with franchises. did that open the door to them. >> each case will be determined on a case by days basis. mcdonald's, it appears, exercises certain control over hiring, over salaries that people are paid, over work rules of how people work, work hours at particular mcdonald's. suddenly the moyn is saying mcdonald's is acting as an employer than franchisor. >> is it a game chaser? >> absolutely. the jobs increasing are jobs in these industries. there are a lot of workers
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subject the to union and union rules. you can increase membership by tens of thousands. the biggest agrees in 40 years. >> this could and would be appealed. >> there'll be a lot of work to do on both sides. >> a long way to go. >> a very long way to go. they have to get through the process of ulp - complaints, hearings, appeals - but it's started. >> paul miller, good to have you on the program. the unemployment rate has been improving. some households are not feeling relief. many are struggling to put food on the tables. even those living in the wealthy cities. megan snow has that story. >> reporter: it's a weekday mourning and a line forms at the east harlem food pantry. people waiting for food raping from young mothers to older people on fixed incomes. they belie the economic growth around them, like the high-rise residential building that went up.
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in the pantry the numbers needing food is growing. deborah chapman said she felt the difference. >> this year, instead of coming half an hour before i should come an hour or two before. >> one big reason more are relying on charities is they had their food stamps cut. congress cut $5 million from snap, the supplemental nutrition programme in 2013. because of that the new york common pantry, one of the largest, serving 3 million meals reports a 26% increase in recipients. executive director says snap cuts are part of the story, and says the bigger story is the number of people coming to the pantry swelled since the esession began. >> since 2008 we have doubled, more than doubled the number of
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meals very a served. >> the biggest jump is the numbers working. >> we have people who are home attendants. individuals that can't make enough to make ends meet in our city, because of the cost of living. as a result they are coming to us. >> it cams as the wealth of new york city, the world's fm capital is growing. they ranked four in a survey of cities, with the highest percentage of millionaires. joel bert, who leads the coalition against hunger, it says as the city gets bigger, it is increasing. >> represent is the single greatest cost that low income people face. >> his group said annual report finds one in six new yorkers live in homes that can't afford food. >> the economy is recovering, but there's never been a bigger
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disconnect between how wall street is doing and main street is doing. >> with less government aid for food. the strain is on charities to fill the void and feed the hungry. next - it's harder to help the homeless - unless you want to commit a crime. plus - keeping detroit from drying up. help is poring in for residents struggling to pay their water bills.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. coming up new questions tonight about punishment for violent crimes against women. some say it is a black and white issue. plus, the donations are pouring in to help detroit residents keep the taps turned on from o few surprising sources. and the secret of their success, how the heavy metal boy band went from collecting spare change to a very big record deal. tonight, a discussion about
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domestic violence, and how some say our society condones it, and publicly defend it. the case in point involves baltimore ravens running back ray rice. the n.f.l. gave them a 2-game suspension for allegedly knocking his wife unconscious in an elevator, and the commentator suggested that rice's wife provoked him into beating her. smith was semeneded and offered this apology. >> my word came across that it was somehow a woman's fault, it was not my intent or what i was trying to say. the failure to clearly articulate something lies squarely on my shoulders. >> the incident raises incidents of violence against african-americans. a journalist called it a national crisis. charles ellis son calls us to
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talk about violence against black women. thank you for joining us tonight. what was your reaction to what you heard on tape. >> right. stefan smith is basically saying that that was not his intent. he shouldn't have said it at all. you have a lot of folks who are watching this unfolding, and it's been unfolding for some time, this unfolding national crisis that is called domestic violence, and some folks may want to say that well, they'll acknowledge that there's a racial subtext, but there's more than a racial subtext. it's a dominant narrative that is defined by racism. and defined by how black women have been mistreated and how they've been perceived over the past 400 years. so you see domestic violence having a more disproportionate impact on black women and
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exacerbating a lot of sociopolitical and economic issues that blam women and black families and women are faced with. >> you think this case is an example of that. >> absolutely it is. you look at how the suspension of ray rice is lean yet. it's a 2-game suspension at the top of the season much everyone knows at the top of a football season there's not a lot of competition going on. football teams are prepping for the middle of the season or the play-offs. there's not going to be too much damage to ray rice's career, a whole lot of damage to the baltimore raveness. you compare ray rice's suspension to other players in the past. like philadelphia eagles quarter bark, michael vick got 23 months in gaol and a year's worth of a suspension or exile from the national football league for dog
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fighting. and you take richie ignothing neato. he was suspended, kicked off the dolphins for some time for bullying jonathan martin, a fellow player. and look at pittsburgh steelers ben rothesburger, given a 6-game, reduced to a four game for alleged sexual assault against - the judgment based on the pictures and we don't know the identity of the woman sexually assaulted, but the photos on that case, we assume that the woman is right. and the narrative here is if you are a black woman or an n.f.l. player and abuse the plaque woman, the penalties will be lenient, not as rimming ied or stringent. it's not just the case with the
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football league, but you see the nahha difficult playing out in terms of society and law enforcement and how the court treat black women. what about the courts. how do the courts street black women looking for a protection order against an abuser. >> right. you have domestic violence advocates who have been complaining about this for a long time, saying that courts treat women in general, but underserve women, especially women of colour. very unfairly. they create a process or system whereby women of colour seek little in terms of legal recourse. you have 2006 situation where you have a maryland woman, denied an order by a white judge. and because of that - that
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protective order being dismissed, because he - and this had been a pattern with the judge, where he was dismissing protective orders. that were filed by victims of abusers, because of that, she was then dragged out of her place of employment by her estranged husband, and in broad daylight taken into a parking lot, doused with gasoline and burned alive. that's not an isolated incident. this is a pattern that has happened not just in maryland courts, but in courts over the nation, where you find that there is - the black women are basically getting the short end of the stick. >> you are not saying it doesn't happen to white women as well, right. >> no, i mean it's basically you have a situation - it's a crisis situation with black women, because they are impacted by domestic violence, three times as likely to be a victim of domestic violence as white women or latino or asian women.
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overall, 30% of black women are victims of domestic violence by an intimate partner or someone they know. this is a public health crisis in the african american community and as far as it relates to african american women - if you were to put domestic violence on a list of chronic diseases that are impacting black women, it would be number one. and also another big problem is that it disproportionately impacts black women defending themselves from abusers. >> it's important information. a lot of people don't realise the impact on the black community. good to talk with you tonight. thank you very much. >> good talking to you as well in an attempt to alleviate financial woes, the city of detroit has been cracking down on residents with overdue bills, by shutting off their water.
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water donations arrived for they ares affected. bisi onile-ere -- those nocted, bisi onile-ere has that story. >> reporter: outside this church, over 1,000 gallons of donated water passes through the hands of a group of volunteers, here in support of residents who lost their water service. >> there are thousands of beam in detroit that don't have water. >> reporter: still. >> it's unspeakable what is going on here. >> reporter: out 90 million in unpaid bills, in may the city of detroit announced a shut off to collect on delinquent water bills. residents with past due accounts saw the faucets dry up. it sparked outrage, and united nations calling the aggressive plan inhumane. more than a week ago the city issued a 15 day moratorium. donations are pouring in.
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the delivery comes from west virginia, a state that faces a water crisis of its own, after a chemical spill. >> there's a difference here. someone made the decision to cut off tens of thousands of people from action to water. >> bill is with an organization called keeper from the mountains. they collected donations and loaded the truck with water. >> we felt like we know how to do something. we can get 1,000 gallons of water up there. it's a drop in the bucket. it inspires someone else to get another 1,000, and someone after that to get another thousand. >> the bankrupt cities emergency manager handed detroit mayor authority. he is working on a plan to better handle an issue. it gained international attention for all the wrong
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reasons. >> i still don't think all the people in the city have an idea of where to go for help. >> until then, long-time activist is thank for for the outlawing of support. to come from west virginia and drive a truck with tonnes of water and come and help folks is an act of solidarity and love. it's what america is. this is what we are. >> according to the mayor, the 15 day suspension on water shut offs may be on indefinite holds. and this note - peta, people for the ethical treatment of animals, responded with an offer. it says it will pay the overdue bills of 10 detroit families if they go vegan for 30 days. so far they received five applications. >> in the united states, african
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american children are more likely than white children to drown. one florida city is taking action. natasha has that story. >> it's not hard to entice 4-year-old kale ib into a swimming pool on a florida day. getting her to put her head under water is not easy. with each swimming lesson, she's more comfortable. >> why do you think it's a good idea you take swim lessons? >> so i can't drown. >> reporter: have you heard about kids drowning? >> yes. >> reporter: florida has the highest number of drowning deaths for kids under five. according to the center for disease control, or c.d.c., african-americans drown in swimming pools 10 times more often than their peers. the c.d.c. says a lack of access
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to swimming pools may contribute to the downing rates. -- drowning rates. >> kaitlin and her brother are taking advantage of free swimming lessons at this public pool. through a $5,000 grand, the city hopes to provide is it 117 kids with a life-saving skill. >> by providing people with a comfort zone of this is what it's like to take lessons, it takes away the fare. >> kaitlin says in many families, that fear keeps generations from learning to swipe. >> the parents are afraid of water. they don't allow ut kids. when i grew up, my mother would say don't get into the water until you can swim. you can't swim unless you get into the water. >> the swimming lessons shifted kaitlin's and kerr's attitude. >> i loved swimming.
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>> you didn't it before, did you? >> no. >> why? >> because i thought i was too afraid to do it. and now - and now i'm not afraid any more. >> so far 40 kids have taken advantage of the lessons. the city hopes with greater outreach that more kids will jump in and learn. now an update on a story we brought you last week. john son&johnson is telling doctors to send back a surgical tool used in histerectomies, used to spread cancer in women. surgeons have been warned to stop using the device this year. >> first lady michelle obama is the headliner at a conference on homelessness. veterans - and there are concerns about quality of life laws that make homelessness a crime in many cities.
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more from andy gallagher. >> every day that homeless come to the halifax urban ministries for a hot meal. it's a familiar thought. for one couple it is not enough. debbie and chiquo retired with the aim at helping the homeless. they were feeding around 100 people. until the police told them what they were doing was illegal. >> in a mobile video an officer can be heard telling them they need a permit. what happened next left debbie in tears. >> they were threatened with arrest. i was crying. of course. because i was scared. they were telling us you can't do this. the problem is an ordinance that bans sharing food in public places. it's a quality of life laws,
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makes it harder. >> according to activists, it's a problem, a wider problem. there are bans on sitting in a public place. all of which campaigners say homelessness is a crime - something that is not costly, but counterproductive. >> study by the law sector, quality of life laws of endemic. law enforcement officials say operating independently of federally funded programs cases problems. >> there are people in there, people wanted on warrants. one of the people in that video was a sex offender that had not registered. >> fo daytona beech's -- for daytona beech's new laws, it made life harder.
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>> there's no roof over our head. some of us live in tents, we were no different to anybody else much only difference is you guys have houses, we don't. >> you want to leave it? >> the charges against debbie and chico have been dropped. they say they'll continue fighting for the homeless, no matter what it takes. a battle to protect pristine beaches in greece is heating up. public outrage forced lawmakers to change a coastal development bill. environmentalists say that is not enough. they want coastal development banned altogether. john has more from crete. >> reporter: these coastal swimming pools are highly popular with the russian tourists who free consequent crete -- front crete. they are illegally built, because they are close to the sea. a demolition order was issued,
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but it hasn't occurred. >> translation: there's an order from the head of the service to postpone them. we have information that a new bill would legalize the developments. >> a new bill fast tracks actions by the sea. it's been frozen. opponents say it's likely to return. under existing law construction is prohibited for 20 metres from the high tide line behind me, and in many cases as many as 50 metres. the new bill reduces that to 10 metres, retroactively legalizing thousands of illegal developments like this hotel terrace and whimming pool, and -- swimming pool and paving the way for hotel development. >> tourism is responsible for a fifth of greece's economy. the government wants to create jobs.
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greece's strict environmental laws are only allowing sun beds et cetera to be rented on beaches. businessmen want the bill back. he lost 60% after the demolition of an unlicensed wooden deck on this beach where he served food and coffee. he believes the bill favors big business. >> translation: localizing developments that trespassed for decades to build private marinas and swimming pools is not to do with what we are talking about. we are asking to put a light deck in an area people don't swim. >> environmental groups see the bill as one of several promoting several interests. >> these bills promote a special type of development, revolving around big investments, which have to go through quickly, to the detriment of other smaller investments, of developments
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taking care of local needs. >> many are afraid that eroding the law will spell disaster. they've been testing these for years, driverless cars. soon they'll be an british roads and supporters of the technology say they'll be safer than cars driven by humans. phil lavelle reports. >> reporter: machines that fly hundreds of people across the world in one go in one day. unimaginable a few hundred years ago. look how that turned out. >> the latest target - the road. the premise of how a car has given has never changed. you stay behind the wheel and control the pedals and the experience. we are told a revolution is coming and the road is the battle ground. cars that drive themselves have been tested in the u.s., japan,
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singapore and u.s. as of january britain gives the green light, testing them on public roads in cities. >> once cars are fully independent and can exercise control over speed and breaking, it makes them potentially safer, and the big step forward will be when they are linked to satellites so fleets of cars can be controlled. >> a range of technologies are employed. millions of laser beams are fired every second to capture information about what is surrounding a vehicle. ultrasound and radar can be filmed. objects and roads can be filmed, that need to be avoided. gp s is tracking where the car is, where it's going. it's high tech. is it safe. >> you guys have time. >> i've been knocked over twice.
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>> you've been knocked over as a cyclist, but you'd rather a human being was behind the wheel than a machine. >> yes. >> can you legislate for cars pulling out in front of it, will it react and think and respond if the same way that we do. we have to accept it's new information. z. >> reporter: privacy is a concern. journeys can be tracked, monitored, potentially hacked. technology and the traditional way are at a crossroads. which direction does the future lie in. >> our picture of the day is next, plus - meet the new faces of heavy metal. an unlikely trio of teens from new york city.
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. >> you are watching quite a bit of shower and flooding through to tomorrow. as you can see through parts of kansas and oklahoma. these showers are moving through quickly. we see a lot of flash flooding going on. the watches and warnings remaining in effect. tomorrow, while this area starts to dry up, we'll go back to colorado, sfals new mexico where rain will kick in again. the grouped is saturated. flash flooding is going on. thursday is an active day. as we go towards friday, they will continue as heavy. as we make our way to the
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atlantic, we see the disturbed whether here. it has been a quiet hurricane season. i want you to see what happened. we think the disturbance will make its way to the northern part. we are not yet at peek hurricane season. that is going to be, we think, the peek. >> that is the national weather. the news is next.
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from playing in subways to rocking out, three boys are hitting it big. one landing 1.7 million record deal. and doing it with heavy metal music. they call themselves unlocking the truth. they talk about their sky rocketing career, and i ask them how post people will describe their sound. >> they were unique. i think it sounds different. >> you do sound different. >> we have our own unique style of music. >> you can't compare us to
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anyone else. >> and you guys were playing in times square, the subway - what was that like. >> it was fun. because we were making good money and we got a lot of exposure. that helped getting exposure. that's why we are signed now to sony music. >> a $1 million - more than $1 million, correct. >> yes, 2. >> almost 2. >> that's only if we sell a certain amount of records. we are not able to touch that money anyway, until we are 18. >> so you start playing on the street, and then your videos went viral and people started to hear your music, and what happened after that? >> well after that we started getting more gigs, and performing much more places than we did. we got bigger and bigger as we
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grew. >> what did your parents say about this. >> they are a support. >> are they excited. >> mum and dad support us. they are the ones in times square. dad put up the video. stuff like that. >> what do kids say at school. what do your friends say is the school about all of this? >> most of the majority of kids support me, and the other half don't. >> do you think they are a little jealous of your band. >> yes. they don't like the fact that we are not following the rest of the crowd. >> the rest of the crowd. what do you mean. >> most of the people that i know, and that i go to school with are into hip hop. and we decided to do our own thing and listen to metal. i guess they didn't like that. [ ♪ music ] >> what do your parents thing of the muvening i play?
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>> -- music you play? >> nice, good. mum said don't make that kill your momma music. >> that what. >> kill your momma music. >> the kill your momma music. is that right? >> yes. >> so it was the metal you watched on tv. that's why you guys got excited about metal. >> yes. >> i mean, and from then on it was all metal all the time. >> yes. >> that's why i started a band, because of the metal. >> you played at cochello. you were one the youngest bands to play there. >> yes, we are. >> you knew you were good enough to make it. >> six years of practice paid off. >> you are so young. >> it's a lot of success. everybody tells you about handling the success when you are young. >> i realised that until it
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happened. >> sometimes it's difficult. like sometimes they act and do a lot of thinks. because we are so young. and i guess we are getting used to it as the day goes on. >> so you are going to do this the rest of your lives, when you are out of high school. >> yes. >> forever. >> yes. >> i'm doing this. >> until i get hold and unable. >> forever. >> forever. you love it that much? >> yes. [ ♪ music ] >> we hope you continue to play forever. >> thanks. >> and we hope you continue to have a great time doing it. thank you. thank you for coming to talk to us. and good luck. >> thank you. >> the guys from unlocking the truth. >> in the freeze frame yankee derek jeter received a presidential send off. a picture of the two, when mr bush threw out the first
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