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May 25th, 2010
08:39 PM 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.

6:10AM David Camaradelle, Mayor of Grand Isle, Louisiana, on the impact of the oil finally hitting the beaches in his area.

7:15AM Tony Hayward, CEO of BP, on BP's latest attempt to stop the underwater leak, using a "top kill" procedure, which will start Wednesday morning.

7:40AM Billy Nungesser, President of Plaquemines Parish, on his push to build sand barriers, even if it's without the blessing of the Coast Guard.

8:10AM Deano Bonano, Homeland Security Director of Jefferson Parish, on his latest efforts to clean up the oil  from the wetlands in his area.

8:30AM Gov. Bill Richardson, (D) New Mexico, on the tensions between North and South Korea – will it escalate into a military response?

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Filed under: American Morning • The Teaser
May 25th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Home and Away: Remembering Staff Sgt. Christopher Webb

(CNN) – A new initiative from, "Home and Away," honors U.S. and coalition troops who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan by tracking the lives of these brave men and women up to their untimely deaths.

Today, we're remembering Staff Sergeant Christopher Webb – a husband, a father and a hero who won't be forgotten.

Don't Miss: From all parts of the world and spanning all ages, more than 6,000 U.S. and coalition troops have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Explore the names, ages and faces of the fallen

Filed under: Home and Away • Military
May 25th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Freed man: 'Don't ever let go'

(CNN) – These days, James Bain is making up for lost time. The time he spent behind bars, 35 years to be exact, for a crime he didn't commit. Bain is the longest-serving prisoner to be exonerated by DNA evidence, and that's made him something of a celebrity. Our John Zarrella is following his story.

Read more: Man wrongfully imprisoned for decades happy to start relearning life

Filed under: Justice
May 25th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Vote as early as Thursday on DADT agreement

(CNN) – Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, President Obama and possibly the military are coming together on a deal to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Three members of Congress have a plan laid out, but now the ball is in the Pentagon's court. Our Barbara Starr joined us on Tuesday morning to break it all down.

Filed under: Gay Rights • Military
May 25th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Energy official grilled on oil response

(CNN) – Oil company BP is expected to discuss Tuesday its next attempt to contain the gushing oil in the Gulf of Mexico - a maneuver called a "top kill" that it plans to implement the following day.

All previous attempts by the company to cap the spill have failed, and BP CEO Tony Hayward said the top kill maneuver will have a 60 to 70 percent chance of success when it is put in place as early as Wednesday morning.

Carol Browner, the assistant to the president on energy and climate change, said Tuesday that she is optimistic about the method.

"We want this to work and will do everything in our power to make sure it works," the former Environmental Protection Agency administrator said. "We need the BP technology - they know how to operate the little robots, how to operate the vessels. But we're not relying on them."

Browner said the federal government will have its own experts analyze and evaluate the top kill procedure.

"We want this thing shut down," she said. Read more

LIVE: Underwater view of oil leak

Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
May 25th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

FDA to consider drug to boost sex drive in women

(CNN) – It failed as an anti-depressant, but a German pharmaceutical company says a certain drug produced an unexpected side effect – increasing sexual desire in women. Now, a panel of FDA advisers will meet next month to discuss approving the new drug for women who suffer from a low sex drive.

Dr. Ken Rosenberg is a psychiatrist who specializes in addictions and sexual disorders at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to discuss the drug, which is being dubbed the "female Viagra."

Filed under: Health
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