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October 3rd, 2011
01:09 PM ET

Dream tour led by NASA astronaut Harris inspiring children to study math and science

In New York City on Oct. 3 and 4, more than 30 schools from Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens have been invited to attend one of the two Dream Tour programs at the Harlem Armory and The Apollo Theater.

The DREAM (Daring to Reach Excellence for America's Minds) Tour was created by The Harris Foundation and Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American astronaut to walk in space. It's a motivational program that encourages America's middle school students to attend college and study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as a means to fulfill their dreams.

Dr. Harris delivers an engaging and educational program to students. These high-energy, high-tech events include music, testimonials from engineers, live science experiments and a simulated Shuttle launch. He talks to American Morning about the importance of inspiring children to study math and science saying, "technology drives everything."


Filed under: Science • Space • STEM
October 3rd, 2011
12:54 PM ET

New York Times reporter on why Christie could be reconsidering joining the GOP presidential race

The New York Times reporter David Halbfinger, speaking with close advisers and operatives of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, learned that over the weekend his team is scrambling to put together a viable presidential campaign and that he is reconsidering a run. One senior advisor saying that though there is no campaign currently underway, one could be started within 24 hours.

Many people are exciting and begging for Christie to get into the race, but are they interested in the candidate or falling in line with the hype? Christie has a bold personality that attracts a lot of people but Republicans like Sen. John McCain are saying that he might just be the "flavor of the month."

McCain also went on to say, "If Governor Christie decides to run, I wish him luck...The swimming pool looks a lot better until you jump right in. The water may not be quite as warm as you think."

David Halbfinger, reporter for The New York Times, talks to American Morning about what he has heard from Christie's team.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP
October 3rd, 2011
10:56 AM ET

Is the double-dip recession finally here?

The term 'double dip recession' is something that has been thrown around for years, but is it possible that the U.S. is finally falling back into a new recession?

The evidence is continuing to mount that we are indeed headed towards a double-dip recession. The economy is barely growing, companies aren't hiring, there's a debt crisis in the U.S. and in Europe, and companies are continuing to stockpile cash.

This morning on American Morning, Economic Cycle Research Institute's Lakshman Achuthan explains what indicators say, and why they show we might already be in a recession.


Filed under: Double-dip • Economy
October 3rd, 2011
10:49 AM ET

McCain: Libya is 'only days or weeks away' from having a secure nation

Arizona Senator John McCain returned from a trip to Libya last week where he met with members of the country's interim governing council and military commanders. On American Morning this morning, Senator McCain says the Libyans should be within weeks or even days of having their 'entire nation secure,' though he admits he is concerned that they do not have a national army. He says we should be helping their wounded becuase "they simply dont have the capabilities to care for these people."

In the interview, the senator also reacts to Dick Cheney's comment over the weekend regarding President Obama's order to kill Anwar Al-Awlaki. McCain says he congratulates the President and his team.

See the entire interview here.


Filed under: Libya
October 3rd, 2011
10:42 AM ET

In Depth: 5 best apps to make your life easier

This week on CNN, we're taking an in depth look at our mobile society. With the proliferation of mobile devices constantly connected to wireless networks, it can often seem overwhelming or like people are 'always connected.'

But some people have been able to put that to use, taking their devices and finding applications, or "apps" that simply our lives.

You know the catch phrase: "There's an app for that." It was coined by Apple, and it really underscores the amount of information that is now at your fingertips via your cell phone or tablet.

This morning on American Morning, Gizmodo.com editor-in-chief Joe Brown lists the five essential apps you need to simplify your life.

To read more about the apps mention on the site, visit:
Best app to start your day: Simplenote
Best app for travel: TripIt
Best app to track your money: Mint
Best app for fun: Kindle
Best app to chow down: Epi


Filed under: In Depth • Mobile
October 3rd, 2011
10:22 AM ET

Amanda Knox gives her final statements in court – could she be set free today?

Amanda Knox, the American student accused of murder in Italy, is waiting anxiously today to find out whether she will be set free or go back to prison. Knox is hoping her murder conviction will be overturned on appeal. She made her case to jurors this morning, and now it's a nail-biting high-stakes waiting game.

"The accusations are completely unjust and without any foundation," Knox told the jury. "I am paying with my life for a crime I didn't commit."

There are plenty of subtle differences between the appeals process in Italy and the United States. And there are several options available to the Amanda Knox jury, up to and including a complete acquittal.

This morning on American Morning, CNN legal contributor Paul Callan talks about the possible outcomes Knox faces today.


Filed under: Amanda Knox • Justice
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