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March 30th, 2009
10:00 AM ET

Inside a polygamist sect

Oprah Winfrey looks at life inside a polygamist compound. Jason Carroll reports.
Oprah Winfrey looks at life inside a polygamist compound. Jason Carroll reports.

Twelve months ago authorities raided a secretive polygamist sect in Texas.

The story captivated the nation, and one year later the members of the sect are talking to the queen of daytime talk, Oprah Winfrey.

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Filed under: Controversy • Religion
March 30th, 2009
09:00 AM ET

Candy sales soar

CNN's Alina Cho reports that candy sales are soaring despite the recession.
CNN's Alina Cho reports that candy sales are soaring despite the recession.

As the recession deepens and unemployment widens – more and more Americans are actually adding on a household expense: Tootsie Rolls, Mary Janes, Gummy Bears and chocolate Kisses.

In all this gloom and doom, it appears a little something sweet goes a long way toward lifting your spirits.

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Filed under: Economy
March 30th, 2009
08:00 AM ET

Death by digital: Virgin Megastore folds

Lola Ogunnaike reports on the Virgin Megastore chain closing in the U.S.
Lola Ogunnaike reports on the Virgin Megastore chain closing in the U.S.

In another sign of the times, Virgin Megastore is shutting its doors.

The death of the CD was written long before the current financial crisis, but the economy may have been the final nail in the coffin.

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Filed under: Business
March 30th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Fast Forward

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At 11:00AM ET President Obama will unveil the details of his plan to help out the struggling auto industry in a news conference at the White House.

At 10:00AM ET NASA unveils a full-sized mock-up of its spacecraft Orion on display at the National Mall in Washington. Orion is on target to bring people to the International Space Station in 2015 and to the moon in 2020. It's currently in its testing stages and will head down to Cape Canaveral Florida after it's stint at the Capitol.

And all day long we'll be watching the weather conditions in the upper Midwest. The swollen Red River began to recede slightly yesterday, but it still remains at dangerous levels. Officials warning residents in North Dakota and Minnesota to keep their guard up. Forecasters say a storm could bring as much as 10 inches of snow to the area.


Filed under: Fast Forward
March 30th, 2009
06:00 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Monday March 30th, 2009

 Here are the big stories we’re following for you this morning:

  • General Motors’ CEO is out effective immediately. The government says he has to go and is putting G.M. and Chrysler on the clock as part of a new bailout deal. The president will talk about his new deadline for the auto industry at 11am eastern time. Do you want more of your money going to Detroit? Let us know at 877-MYAMFIX.
  • Global Blame Game – Thousands protesting in London, demanding jobs and justice, ahead of President Obama's arrival for the G20 economic summit. It’s a much different Europe than he remembers from the campaign trail. His visit comes less than a week after the current E.U. President called his rescue plans a "way to hell."
  • North Korea Ready to Launch – Developing now: There are new pictures of what the U.S. claims is a North Korean missile on the launch pad. The defense secretary says there’s little doubt that it’s meant to advance the country’s military capability. Our navy is at the ready to shoot it down... if it comes to that.
  • Madonna’s Adoption Dispute – Madonna in the African nation of Malawi to adopt a new four-year-old daughter, but one child advocacy group is slamming her for that. Where is the child better off? We take a hard look at the facts of life in the little girl’s homeland.

Filed under: What's On Tap
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