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April 28th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Parents sue over Russian adoption

(CNN) – Russian adoptions are firmly in the spotlight right now after the recent story of a Tennessee woman who put her adopted son on a plane by himself to Russia, saying he was too much to handle.

Today, an equally controversial and heart-wrenching case is grabbing national attention. Our Alina Cho went to Virginia where she spoke to an adoptive family who says a Russian orphanage misled them.


Filed under: World
April 28th, 2010
05:57 AM ET

LIVE Blog: Chat with us during the show

Editor's Note: Welcome to American Morning's LIVE Blog where you can discuss the "most news in the morning" with us each and every day. Join the live chat during the program by adding your comments below. It's your chance to share your thoughts on the day's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules: 1) Keep it brief 2) No writing in ALL CAPS 3) Use your real name (first name only is fine) 4) No links 5) Watch your language (that includes $#&*).

Top Goldman Sachs representatives attempted to deflect criticism Tuesday from lawmakers about the firm's role in the financial crisis.

Top Goldman Sachs representatives attempted to deflect criticism Tuesday from lawmakers about the firm's role in the financial crisis.

Wall Street under fire: Senate vs. Goldman

(CNNMoney) -Top Goldman Sachs representatives - including CEO Lloyd Blankfein - attempted to deflect criticism Tuesday as they faced a blistering cross-examination from lawmakers about the firm's role in the financial crisis.

For more than ten hours, members of a Senate panel skewered current and former executives at Wall Street's top firm with pointed questions and criticisms in an effort to understand how Goldman had positioned itself just as the nation's housing market started to come unraveled in 2007.

"[Goldman Sachs'] conduct brings into question the whole function of Wall Street," said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who chairs the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the same committee hosting Tuesday's eagerly anticipated hearing. Read more

Should states regulate hospital rates?

Would you shop in a store where they charge three times more than their cost for everything they sell? Not likely. But that's what thousands of Americans are doing every day when they check into a hospital. Hospitals in this country, on average, charge 180% above cost for every procedure performed. Except in Maryland, where state regulation means patients pay a lot less, and often get more. Our senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports for part three of our original series, "Prescription for Waste."

Sound off: We want to hear from you this morning. Add your comments to the LIVE blog below and we'll read some of them on the show.


Filed under: LIVE Blog • Top Stories
April 28th, 2010
12:07 AM ET

The Teaser

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

6:30AM  Who's the 2010 National Teacher of the Year? They'll join us live…

7:30AM  Financial reform – knocked down again. Sen. Chris Dodd on what's being done to get the votes needed to pass the bill.

7:50AM Dangerous air – 175 million Americans still suffer pollution levels that are often too toxic to breathe, according to the American Lung Association. Janice Nolan, from the ALA, on what needs to be done to lower these levels.

8:30AM Midde-schoolers, R-rated movies, drinking…. related? Yes, according to a Dartmouth Medical School study. Dr. Susanne Tanski joins us to break down the new findings.


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