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June 27th, 2011
03:45 PM ET

Perry's Principles: Study shows minority men falling behind academically

A new report from the College Board Advocacy and Policy Center, "The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color," reveals that nearly half of young men of color, age 15-24,who graduate from high school will end up unemployed or incarcerated.

Steve Perry, CNN education contributor, joins Carol Costello on American Morning today to weigh in on these disturbing statistics and on the Center's recommendations about how to change this pattern.


Filed under: Perry's Principles
June 27th, 2011
03:24 PM ET

In Depth: How much of your personal info is now public and what can you do to protect your privacy?

Following the growth of electronic privacy concerns, US Senators Al Franken and Jay Rockefeller introduced bills last Wednesday aimed at protecting the privacy of mobile phone users and safeguarding the personal information of consumers stored online.

As a part of CNN's "In Depth: End of Privacy" series, privacy expert and a senior counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) John Verdi joins Ali Velshi on American Morning today to talk about safeguarding your personal information.


Filed under: In Depth
June 27th, 2011
03:13 PM ET

Political hot topics: Debt talks, 2012 GOP race and historic same-sex marriage vote

Michele Bachmann polling in Iowa at just one point behind GOP front-runner Mitt Romney as her staff has been busy laying the groundwork for a competitive race.

Budget talks are set to resume again today in Washington, with President Obama stepping in and meeting with Senator Harry Reid and Senator Mitch McConnell at the White House.

Hilary Rosen, CNN political contributor and Leslie Sanchez, Republican analyst, talk these stories and other political headlines this morning on American Morning.


Filed under: Debt • Gay Rights • GOP • Politics
June 27th, 2011
03:12 PM ET

Abrupt recess in the Casey Anthony trial: What's next?

Yet another twist in the Casey Anthony trial on Saturday when Judge Belvin Perry held a closed-door meeting with attorneys for both sides and then announced an abrupt recess.

Judge Perry offered no explanation as to why court was dismissed and both defense attorneys and prosecutors refused to answer any questions about the sudden recess.

Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor, joins American Morning today to detail what exactly happened and what we can expect in court today.


Filed under: Casey Anthony trial
June 27th, 2011
05:32 AM ET

Question of the Day: With New York state legalizing same-sex marriage, do you believe other states should follow suit?

(CNN) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on Friday that made New York the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, more than doubling the number of Americans living in states that permit such unions.

The measure will take effect 30 days after it was signed, on July 24, providing same-sex couples with a slew of new rights that include employer health benefits, easier inheritance and a host of state tax breaks.

Federal recognition, however, was not a part of Friday's vote, leaving benefits like Social Security and ease of immigration largely out of reach for same-sex couples.

American Morning wants to know: With New York state legalizing gay marriage, do you believe other states should follow suit?

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


Filed under: AM Asks