Editor's Note: Wednesday’s American Morning audience was fascinated by Jim Acosta's report of federal stimulus money being spent in U.S. territories abroad. Some viewers expressed opposition to being labeled, “non-American.” The consensus argued that this money was intended to benefit Americans despite their geographic location.
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From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
(CNN) – Two days after Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh shocked fellow Democrats with his decision not to run for reelection, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine pledged that the party will field a top-flight candidate to defend the seat.
"We're going to have a marquee candidate in Indiana," Kaine told CNN's Kiran Chetry on American Morning on Wednesday. "There isn't any reason for Democrats to walk around with sad faces."
Editor's Note: There is a major fight going on at the local level over a new law intended to keep guns out of criminal hands. Critics say it's just another case of legislating against the legal and responsible gun owners. Our Ed Lavandera has the report for part three of our American Morning original series, "The Gun Trail."
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By Ed Lavandera, CNN
Jana Finder says not enough is being done to keep illegally trafficked guns off Pennsylvania's streets. This might be the heart of northeastern gun country.
Finder, along with a group called "Ceasefire PA," has launched a grassroots campaign to get local governments to sign on to what's become a highly controversial law, called "lost and stolen" ordinances.
Supporters of gun rights hate it. The ordinances require gun owners to report if their weapons have been lost or stolen, usually within 24 hours.
"There is very strong support from law officers,” says Finder. "They've told us this kind of requirement would give them another investigative tool to help crackdown and reduce the numbers of illegal handguns on our streets."
Finder says these laws target the number one source of guns for criminals – people with clean records who buy guns then supply them to street criminals; so-called "straw purchasers."
The battle over these ordinances is being waged in small towns all across Pennsylvania, in city council chambers like one we visited in Duqeusne, Pennsylvania.
It's an ancient Egyptian mystery more than 3,000 years old. But today, that mystery is solved.
Scientists now believe they know what killed King Tut. Our Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to weigh in on the results of the examination.
Read more: Malaria, genetic diseases plagued King Tut
Pakistan is now confirming the capture of the Taliban's top military commander.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is said to have been nabbed in Karachi, is the real deal. A man reportedly at the core of Taliban operations and training.
To discuss the significance of the event, we were joined on Wednesday's American Morning by two former CIA officers, Gary Berntsen and Reuel Marc Gerecht.