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March 31st, 2010
09:21 PM ET

The Teaser

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

6:10AM Rhode Island rivers crested Wednesday morning at 20.79 feet – more than 11 feet above flood stage. How bad were homes and businesses hit? Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian joins us with an update.

6:30AM Are we seeing more "girl bullies" now than ever? We'll ask Erika Holiday, Psy.D.  &  Joan Rosenberg, Ph.D.,  Co-Authors of "Mean Girls, Meaner Women".

7:30AM  The health care mandate – is it constitutional? Jonathan Turley, Law Professor at George Washington University will break down the legal challenges the new bill might face.

8:10AM  Outcry against the RNC: Tony Perkins on why he's not giving money to the committee.

8:30AM  How to prevent another Phoebe Prince: Aaron Hansen, Principle of a Middle School in Ely Nevada, on his anti-bullying policy.

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Filed under: American Morning
March 31st, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Father says daughter bullied at South Hadley H.S.

(CNN) – More students have been kicked out of South Hadley High School in Massachusetts after prosecutors say their bullying led to the suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince.

Nine students have been charged and the allegation that the bullying went this far has some parents calling for the South Hadley superintendent and high school principal to resign. Some say the school waited to address the bullying until it was too late.

Mitch Bouillard says his daughter was bullied for over three years by one of the students accused in the Phoebe Prince case. He's part of an anti-bullying task force and joined us on Wednesday's American Morning from South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Read more: Expulsions in bullying suicide case
Is your child being bullied? How to know, cope and make it stop


Filed under: Controversy
March 31st, 2010
12:00 PM ET

U.S. journalist talks about being jailed in Iran

(CNN) – Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi has survived something most of us can't imagine. While working in Iran she was detained and thrown in jail, convicted of spying for the United States – a charge she completely denies.

Saberi was released last May after an appeals court suspended her eight-year sentence. She has now published her story in a new book called "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran." Our Kiran Chetry talked to Saberi and asked her what happened on January 31st of last year – the day she was arrested.


Filed under: Iran
March 31st, 2010
11:00 AM ET

More students expelled, 9 charged in bullying case

(CNN) – There are new developments today surrounding the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince. Prosecutors say the Massachusetts teen was bullied so relentlessly that she eventually took her own life.

The Boston Herald is reporting two more of Prince's accused classmates have been expelled. In all, nine students at South Hadley High School have been charged. Prosecutors say the clique attacked Prince for three months, both online and in-person. Our Alina Cho has the latest from South Hadley, Massachusetts.


Filed under: Crime
March 31st, 2010
10:00 AM ET

The threat of the militia movement

(CNN) – A bond hearing is scheduled in Michigan today for the nine members of an alleged militia group. Officials accuse the Hutaree militia of plotting to kill a Michigan police officer and then attack other police at the funeral.

To talk about the danger of extremist groups we spoke with Brian Levin on Wednesday's American Morning. He's the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

Read more: Militia arrests timed to prevent violence, official says


Filed under: Crime
March 31st, 2010
09:00 AM ET

A Soldier's Story: Mom prepares for Army life

Editor's Note: From the home front to the front lines, we're following one recruit's journey in our American Morning original series "A Soldier's Story." Today, we have something civilians almost never see – one woman, a wife and mom, getting ready for her first days of Army life.

(CNN) – Right now, women make up about about 14 percent of the active Army. Many of those women are also mothers. As you are about to see, some face special challenges dealing with the realities of military life.


Filed under: A Soldier's Story • Military
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