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May 9th, 2011
11:15 AM ET

The evidence against Bin Laden

Washington (CNN) – President Obama says that evidence taken out of Osama Bin Laden’s compound “can give us leads to other terrorists". Articles such as computer documents and computer drives were seized from the compound, along with video tapes of the terrorist watching himself on television. Video of Bin Laden practicing speeches were also obtained.

Leads to other terrorists and high value targets is what President Obama is hoping this new found intelligence will lead him to. He believes this information can also be used to disrupt or even finish off Al Qaeda.

U.S. officials, who Saturday released five videos, emphasized the recordings and other materials seized at bin Laden's Pakistan compound show the terrorist still had a firm hand at the tiller, managing strategic and tactical control of his organization, even as he stayed out of sight in Abbottabad.Read More

CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to former CIA officer and senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Reuel Marc Gerecht about the evidence that was found in Osama Bin Laden’s compound last week.

May 9th, 2011
11:02 AM ET

Spruce up to sell your home

If you're looking to sell your home, the housing market condition may have you discouraged. The market is soft and there are a backlog of homes to be sold. How can yours sell? CNN's Christine Romans shows how a few simple steps can make your house stand out on the market.


Filed under: Economy
May 9th, 2011
10:55 AM ET

Mom facing charges for falsifying address to put son in better school

A Connecticut mom faces charges for allegedly falsifying address to get son in better school. CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks with CNN education contributor Steve Perry about the public school system and why this is happening.


Filed under: Education
May 9th, 2011
10:51 AM ET

NATO Chief: 'Game over for Gadhafi'

CNN's Christine Romans speaks with NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen about the raging war in Libya and NATO's crackdown on Gadhafi.


Filed under: Libya
May 9th, 2011
10:18 AM ET

Memphis braces for record floods

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) – Waging war on a flood of historic proportions that has already affected thousands in eight Midwestern and Southern states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flooded a spillway north of New Orleans in an effort to calm the rising Mississippi River.

A crowd gathered near the gates of the Bonnet Carré Spillway to watch cranes slide open the gates to 28 of the spillway's 350 bays built beginning in 1929 after a devastating flood two years earlier.

Upstream in Memphis, Tennessee, residents and authorities anxiously waited for Mississippi to crest at a near-record 14 feet above flood stage. Read More
CNN"s Ali Velshi speaks to Mayor A C Wharton, Jr., Mayor of Memphis about the current conditions in his state.


Filed under: Weather
May 9th, 2011
06:21 AM ET

Should pilots be able to remove passengers because of their appearance?

Two Muslim Imams dressed in traditional garb were removed from a flight in Tennessee. The Imams were on their way to Charlotte, North Carolina for a conference on "Islamophobia", the fear of Islam. After the Imams again cleared security checks, the pilot still refused to fly with the men on board.

This morning, AM is asking: Should pilots be able to remove passengers because of their appearance?

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Filed under: AM Asks