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July 8th, 2010
07:12 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, 7:30AM Max Kellerman, CNN Contributor, & Buzz Bissinger, who wrote "Shooting Stars" with LeBron James, on Lebron's decision.

7:40AM Peter Brookes, Fmr. CIA Officer, & Fran Townsend, CNN Natl. Security Contributor, on the Russian-U.S. spy swap and the Norway Al Qaeda Arrests.

7:50AM Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dir., Natl. Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on the discovery of two powerful antibodies that neutralize more than 90 percent of all known strains of the HIV virus in the lab.

8:10AM Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent & Host, State of the Union, on Palin's new ad, Obama on the campaign trail, and how more states are pushing Arizona-style immigration laws.

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Filed under: The Teaser
July 8th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Louisiana officials debate oil protection plan


Oil pools in between booms in Barataria Bay June 19, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana. (Getty Images)

(CNN) – A new fight is brewing over how to protect the Gulf's fragile wetlands from the oil gusher. Some Louisiana officials want to build rock barriers to block the oil. BP said it would pay for the project, but the Army Corps of Engineers says it's not going to happen. And it doesn't look like this fight is over yet. Deano Bonano is homeland security director for Jefferson Parish. He joined us on Thursday's American Morning to debate the issue, along with Denise Reed, wetlands specialist and director of the Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences. Watch Video

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Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
July 8th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Does unemployment money help or hurt?

(CNN) – By the time Congress returns to work next week, 2.1 million unemployed Americans will have lost their jobless benefits. That's because lawmakers failed to pass an extension before taking their summer break. That has a lot of Americans angry. But some economists insist unemployment extensions have to stop, claiming they add to the deficit and keep people out of work longer. Others call that perspective cruel, considering this economy. On Thursday's American Morning we were joined by two experts who squared off over the issue; Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, and Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute. Watch Video

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Filed under: Economy • Politics
July 8th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Meet the iPhone fixer

(CNN) – There's at least one "doctor" left in New York City who still makes house calls, and a lot of people swear he's nothing short of a lifesaver. Brendan McElroy is not a real MD, but he has plenty of suffering patients...in the throes of smartphone withdrawal. Poppy Harlow visited with the "iPhone fixer" for this American Morning original report. Watch Video


Filed under: AM Original • Business • Tech
July 8th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Pentagon sends out 'don't ask, don't tell' survey


Lt. Dan Choi, a graduate of West Point, takes part in the 39th annual gay pride parade June 28, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Getty Images)

(CNN) – The Pentagon on Wednesday began sending out to troops a survey of more than 100 questions seeking their views on the impact of repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" restrictions prohibiting gays and lesbians from openly serving in the U.S. military. An administration official confirmed to CNN that the survey is being sent to 200,000 active duty troops and 200,000 reserve troops. The official declined to be identified because the survey has not officially been made public. Our Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr breaks it down for us. Watch Video

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Filed under: Gay Rights • Military
July 8th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Northeast heat wave strains power grid

(CNN) – A blistering heat wave continues to grip much of the Northeast. There may be some relief today from scorching temperatures, but not much. Days of record-breaking, triple-digit heat is putting a strain on the power grid and water supply. Utilities up-and-down the East Coast are pleading with the public to conserve. Our Jason Carroll visited Con Edison's emergency response center in New York City to see how the power company is handling the demand. Watch Video

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Filed under: Weather
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