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July 19th, 2011
04:18 PM ET

Three players for the U.S. women's soccer team talk World Cup loss

The United States women's soccer team faced off with Japan for the Women's World Cup on Sunday in a game that progressed through overtime, into a shootout and ultimately ended with Japan claiming its first Women's World Cup title.

Despite the heart-breaking loss, the team has come home to a broadened fan base in a country with a new respect for women's soccer.

Captain Christie Rampone, midfielder Carli Lloyd and midfielder Megan Rapinoe join Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi on American Morning today to discuss the game, their reception by the American public, and where the team is headed next.


Filed under: Sports
July 19th, 2011
04:10 PM ET

How different is the tabloid culture in the UK vs. US? Bonnie Fuller explains

Operating within a culture where the pressure to generate newsstand sales is relentless, the British press is notorious for its hyper-aggressive reporting techniques.

Over the past few weeks, the News of the World phone hacking scandal has highlighted the tabloid-driven nature of the British newspaper industry.

Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of HollywoodLife.com, joins Kiran Chetry today on American Morning to talk about the differences in reporting techniques between the UK and the US and to discuss if this scandal will change the tabloid business in the UK.

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Filed under: Journalism • Tabloids
July 19th, 2011
04:04 PM ET

How to talk to your teens about health, obesity

About one in three American kids and teenagers are overweight or obese, and childhood obesity is now the number one health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking.

Research from a new study in the journal Pediatrics suggests that doctors are missing important chances to stem unhealthy behavior in overweight teens before they fall into the obese category.

Today on American Morning, Chris Powell, the host of ABC's "Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition," joins Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi to talk about how parents can have conversations with their kids about healthy lifestyles and how they can get their doctors involved as well.


Filed under: Health • Living
July 19th, 2011
12:08 PM ET

Could an eye exam help you diagnose Alzheimer's disease?

Emerging research about Alzheimer's disease suggests that an eye exam could one day help doctors detect the disease in the brain and that traumatic brain injuries may predispose people to developing dementia.

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent, talks with Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi on American Morning today to discuss the results of these preliminary studies, which offer new insight into the early signs and possible causes of Alzheimers.

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Filed under: Alzheimer's • Health
July 19th, 2011
12:06 PM ET

GOProud, gay conservative group, on why they want meet with Rep. Bachmann

GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, wants to meet with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

The group says Bachmann's campaign could benefit from the meeting, giving the presidential candidate hopeful a chance to clarify her stance on gay rights.

Today on American Morning, Ali Velshi talks to Chris Barron, co-founder and Board of Directors Chairman of GOProud, about his group's desire to speak with Congresswoman Bachmann and to discuss whether he thinks gay rights will be a hot topic during the upcoming presidential election.

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Filed under: GOP • Politics
July 19th, 2011
12:03 PM ET

The legal stakes for Murdoch and News Corp. in hacking scandal

On the heels of a report that media baron Rupert Murdoch may be replaced as the CEO of his own company, Murdoch is set to testify this morning before British lawmakers about allegations that journalists working for him illegally eavesdropped on thousands of people.

Murdoch's son James and Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of News of the World, are also scheduled to appear before parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee to answer questions.

Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Senior Legal Analyst, covers the hearing live today on American Morning, offering commentary during the testimony of  Sir Paul Stephenson, the Acting Commissioner of the  Metropolitan Police and Dick Fedorcio, the Director of Public Affairs and Internal Communication. Toobin weighs in on what's at stake for Murdoch and what the possible penalties could be for those facing testimony.

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Filed under: Hacking • Murdoch
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