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April 27th, 2009
06:52 AM ET

Fast Forward

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Here are some of the stories that will be making news later today:

More bad weather is expected in the Midwest today after a weekend of intense storms and even tornados. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are triggering flooding from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. Our weather experts in the CNN Weather Center will be closely monitoring these storms for you all day.

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Chicago today discussing how the recovery act is creating jobs. At 11:15am ET he'll make remarks at Serious Materials – a factory that was able to re-hire 250 employees thanks to recovery act spending.

And we're keeping an eye on reports out of South Korea saying Kim Jong Il may be grooming his third son to be his successor. South Korea's Yonhap news agency is reporting that Kim Jong Un has been assigned to the country's National Defense Commission. And that could be indicative of a greater role for him in the future.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Bob Bechtel

    I still did not see my recovery . I lost my business to big business theft . 8 loads never payed out and I lost my truck . Thanks for nothing MR. Joe Biden you just look out for big business and to hell with the little guy exsept on election day you will tell us you will help us ontil after election day then you forget all about us little guys. this why thinking the same as Texas seceeding!!

    April 27, 2009 at 8:41 am |
  2. adriana

    Dr Gupta said that in mexico City there are not pig farms. That's NOT true, there are thousands at the outskirts of the city, in places like Iztapalapa, Milpa Alta areas.

    April 27, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  3. Nancy Collawn

    Swine Influenza not killing people in US may be because get medical attention immediately, but also already have a resistance to it?

    Why is no one exploring the fact that the US has those yearly preventative Flu shots nationwide programs, regardless if are different strains, helps build immunity.
    These FLU shots are not something which is not done in Mexic, much less to the majority of population, nor on a yearly basis.

    April 27, 2009 at 7:41 am |
  4. Leon Theodore

    With the spring comes many events; family and outdoor, should events like graduations be attended?

    April 27, 2009 at 7:26 am |
  5. Tyler

    What is the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic, and which poses more of a threat?

    April 27, 2009 at 7:13 am |
  6. Ray

    Question: Are you protected from the current swine flu virus if you were vaccinated for swine flu during the 1970s?

    April 27, 2009 at 7:07 am |