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March 18th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

CNN Special investigation: End of ACORN?

(CNN) – A once-powerful ally of the president now appears to be powerless. New election fraud charges have been filed against former ACORN workers, stemming from the 2008 presidential campaign.

In a CNN special investigation, Drew Griffin tell us the scandal-plagued, liberal activist group is crumbling.

Filed under: Politics
March 18th, 2010
06:00 AM ET

Duncan wants ban for NCAA teams with low grad rates

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan played professional basketball in Australia from 1987 to 1991."]

(CNN) – Should college basketball teams that don't graduate at least 40 percent of their players be banned from postseason play?

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan thinks so.

“Teams that fail to graduate 40 percent of their players should be ineligible for post-season competition. It's a low bar, frankly, and not many teams would be ineligible," said Duncan. "Over time, we should set a higher bar. But it's a minimum, a bright line, which every program should meet to vie for post-season honors.”

Duncan's proposal would keep a dozen teams from playing in this year's tournament, including top-seeded Kentucky.

On Thursday's American Morning, our Kate Bolduan will take a look at the issue.

What do you think? Sound off below.

Filed under: Sports
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