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June 24th, 2011
10:28 AM ET

Newsweek names best high school in America

Newsweek studied more than 1,000 of America's top schools to determine the best of the best: the ones producing kids ready for college and life after high school. It named The School of Science and Engineering in Dallas as its best high school in the US.

The school's principal, Jovan Wells, appears on American Morning today to discuss the aspects of her school that put them on the top of the list and to offer advice to other education administrators about how to increase the success rate at their own school.


Filed under: Education
June 24th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Cell phone offers clues to Osama bin Laden's links to Pakistan

The cellphone of Osama bin Laden's trusted courier contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistan's intelligence agency, senior American officials told the New York Times yesterday.

Peter Bergen, CNN's security analyst, joins Christine Romans and Drew Griffin today to discuss what intelligence has been taken from the phone and what it indicates about Osama bin Laden's relationship with the militant group.


Filed under: Cell phones • Osama bin Laden
June 24th, 2011
10:01 AM ET

Political headlines: Tapping the oil reserves and the status of budget talks

Political debate over the budget deficit and raising the debt ceiling are at an impasse today after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced yesterday that he was pulling out of the negotiations.

President Obama also announced Thursday that the US Department of Energy is releasing 30 million barrels of oil from the country's emergency reserves to address the disruption caused by the turmoil in Libya.

Kiki McLean, democratic strategist, and Tony Blankley, conservative columnist, join Christine Romans and Drew Griffin to discuss the implications of both of these issues on American Morning today.


Filed under: Budget • Politics
June 24th, 2011
09:43 AM ET

Popular live video stream of Iowa eagle nest to go dark

Since January, a live U-stream feed has received more than 165 million hits as people tuned into watch an eagles nest in Decorah, Iowa that is part of the Raptor Resource Project.

The three eaglets, dubbed E-1, E-2 and E-3 and their parents have kept the attention of a devoted online community. However, because the eaglets will no longer be in camera range, the project is closing down fan comments on their Facebook page today and the U-stream feed will soon go dark until next year.

Amy Ries, webmaster for the Raptor Resource Project, joins Christine Romans and Drew Griffin this morning to talk about why the public became so intrigued with this eagle family and to discuss what's next for the young eaglets.


Filed under: Wildlife
June 24th, 2011
09:35 AM ET

Cindy Anthony testifies that she searched 'chloroform' on the family's computer

There was high drama in the Casey Anthony trial yesterday when Cindy Anthony took the stand and testified that she, not Casey, searched for 'chloroform' on the family computer.

Sunny Hostin, CNN's legal contributor, joins Christine Romans and Drew Griffin this morning to break down what this means for the prosecution's case


Filed under: Casey Anthony • Casey Anthony trial
June 24th, 2011
05:48 AM ET

Question of the Day: Is city living worth it even if it’s more stressful and possibly harmful to your health?

(CNN) Researchers for a new study published in the journal Nature have found that the brain of a city-dweller may respond more strongly to stress than a country-dweller.

The study also suggests that two brain regions involved with emotion and stress regulation could potentially be harmed by living in a city.

This research delves into possible biological explanations for why other studies have found a 21% higher risk of anxiety disorders and a 39% increased risk for mood disorders among people who come from cities.

American Morning wants to know: Is city living worth it even if it’s more stressful and possibly harmful to your health?

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


Filed under: AM Asks