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June 23rd, 2011
11:00 AM ET

JetBlue CEO discusses the state of the airline industry

JetBlue is launching their kids' summer reading program today, aimed at keeping kids reading over their summer vacations.

JetBlue CEO Dave Barger joins Christine Romans this morning to talk about the company's new program and to comment on the state of the airline industry, the impact of oil prices on airfare costs, and the nature of summer air travel.


Filed under: Airlines • Education • Transportation • Travel
June 23rd, 2011
10:52 AM ET

In Depth: A personal story about the horrors of human trafficking

At age nine, Evelyn Chumbow was brought to America from Cameroon with the promise of a better education and a better life. Only a child herself, she was soon forced into babysitting, cooking and cleaning for her trafficker, becoming a modern-day slave for the next seven years until her eventual escape.

As a part of CNN's "Freedom Project," Evelyn joins Kiran Chetry on American Morning today to recount her incredible personal experience with human trafficking and forced servitude.


Filed under: In Depth
June 23rd, 2011
10:40 AM ET

FDA: Silicone breast implants are safe, but will likely require additional surgery

US health regulators said on Wednesday that women who get silicone breast implants are likely to need additional surgery within ten years to address complications such as the rupturing of the device.

Although the FDA reports that silicone breast implants are safe, it plans to revise its safety labels after reviewing data from several long-term studies pertaining to health issues related to  implants.

CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, explains this new FDA report this morning on AM.


Filed under: Health
June 23rd, 2011
10:30 AM ET

How will the troop drawdown in Afghanistan impact US foreign policy?

President Obama addressed a troop drawdown in Afghanistan yesterday, announcing that he plans to remove 10,000 troops from the country by the end of the year and bring a total of 33,000 troops home by next summer.

Former Special Assistant to President Bush Brett McGurk and CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr join Kiran Chetry this morning to discuss the response to Obama's announcement and how the drawdown will impact US strategy in Afghanistan.


Filed under: Afghanistan • U.S. Troops
June 23rd, 2011
10:18 AM ET

Casey Anthony's parents 'do not think she's innocent'

Casey Anthony's parents do not believe she is innocent, their lawyer Mark Lippman told CNN's Gary Tuchman on Wednesday. They do not, however, want their daughter to receive the death penalty for the killing.

CNN's legal contributor Sunny Hostin joins Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans this morning to explain this development and to discuss when she thinks the defense will have to  start addressing its theory about Caylee's death.


Filed under: Casey Anthony • Casey Anthony trial
June 23rd, 2011
05:36 AM ET

Question of the Day: Should Casey Anthony take the stand?

The parents of Casey Anthony do not believe she is innocent, their lawyer Mark Lippman told CNN's Gary Tuchman on Wednesday. They do not, however, want their daughter to receive the death penalty for the killing.

In Anthony's case, defense attorney Jose Baez has not said whether Casey will take the stand, although it is ultimately always a defendant's decision whether to testify or remain silent.

Seasoned criminal defense lawyers are split down the middle:  Some see huge risks and questionable benefits; others say Anthony's lawyers have little choice but to put her on the stand.

American Morning wants to know: Should Casey Anthony take the stand?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.


Filed under: AM Asks