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Mixed messages as frustration mounts over Gulf oil spill
(CNN) – Two top Obama administration officials head to Louisiana on Monday to assess the response to the massive oil spill as the administration sends mixed messages about BP's effort to cap the gusher.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will accompany a group of Republican and Democratic senators on a flyover of the affected areas. They'll also meet with BP representatives and community leaders.
Salazar expressed frustration Sunday with the delay in stopping the spill into the Gulf of Mexico, saying BP has "from day one, frankly not fulfilled the mission it was supposed to fulfill." Read more
Arizona wants to reassign teachers with accents
It's been a month since Arizona passed its controversial immigration law that sparked protests from coast to coast. Now, state education officials want immigrant teachers with heavy accents removed from classes for students who are still learning English. They say they are following federal guidelines set up by the Bush administration in 2002, but critics are calling it an ethnic witch hunt. Our Thelma Gutierrez looks at the new great debate in this AM original report.
The Cost of College: Families placing premium on value
With college costs sky-rocketing and a recession raging, it's not just about getting into the best school these days. For many students and their cash-strapped parents, prestige is taking a back seat to price. Our Alina Cho reports for the first part of a week-long series, "The Cost of College."
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