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May 18th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Building Up America: New Mexico's blockbuster boom

(CNN) – Some of the biggest blockbusters and art house films of the past several years have one thing in common – Hollywood went to New Mexico to make them. The movie industry has been giving a big boost to the state during the recession and our Tom Foreman paid them a visit for this Building Up America report.

Filed under: Building Up America • Business
May 18th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Black farmers wait to settle discrimination claims

(CNN) – The president has promised his help to resolve an historic grievance and get black farmers the money they're owed from years of government discrimination. But the farmers are concerned the White House isn't pushing Congress hard enough and they say the reason may be race. Our Ed Henry has the report.

Filed under: Controversy
May 18th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Primary races test anti-incumbent sentiment

(CNN) – There's a healthy dose of voter anger out there as folks head to the polls in a handful of primaries. Today's must-watch contests could wipe out some incumbents who are trying desperately to hang on to their jobs. That includes Arkansas, where Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln is locked in a tough battle against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.

In Kentucky, Tea Party favorite Rand Paul, son of Rep. Ron Paul, is hoping to topple Sec. of State Trey Grayson, even though Grayson has the backing of the GOP establishment. And in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary, Rep. Joe Sestak is going after Sen. Arlen Specter, who was a Republican up until last year. CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley joined us on Tuesday's American Morning for a preview of the races.

Read more: Primaries put incumbents on line

Filed under: Politics
May 18th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

A Soldier's Story: Family crisis threatens recruit's future

(CNN) – From motherhood to the military, we've been following the story of Latricia Rose. She's a young mother from Columbus, Ohio who's headed to basic training. But she could barely lace up her boots before things took a very odd twist. Our Jason Carroll reports for the ongoing American Morning original series, "A Soldier's Story."

Filed under: A Soldier's Story • Military
May 18th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Army trying to find 44,000 defective helmets

(CNN) – The Army says thousands of combat helmets being worn by our troops overseas are defective. The company that made them is under investigation, accused of cutting corners and compromising the safety of our soldiers. Our Chris Lawrence has the report.

Filed under: Business • Military
May 18th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

New face of the GOP?

(CNN) – It's primary day in three states, a Super Tuesday of sorts. Democrats have traditionally had a lock on the African-American vote, but this year there's been a surge of black Republican candidates for Congress. One of them is looking to shake things up in Arkansas, and our Jason Carroll spent some time with her.

Filed under: Politics
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