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June 30th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Teens and shovels rebuild Detroit

(CNN) – A teenager in Detroit is planting seeds to save a city. Along with a team of volunteers, student Ivory Price is helping to restore the Motor City to its former glory. Jason Carrol has her story for the latest in our ongoing series, "Building Up America."

Filed under: Building Up America
June 30th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

A look at the surprising, Cold War-era espionage plot

(CNN) – Most of the 11 people suspected in the alleged Russian spy ring lived all-American lives, with spouses, successful careers and children. The FBI says it was all a part of an elaborate cover to gather U.S. intelligence. But what exactly were they after? And what did they manage to get? To help answer some of those questions, we were joined on Wednesday's American Morning by Oleg Kalugin, the former chief of KGB foreign counterintelligence.

Filed under: Crime • World
June 30th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Striking redhead linked to spy ring

(CNN) – 11 people are suspected of being secret agents for Russia. The FBI says they've been operating in "deep cover" for more than a decade, living seemingly normal lives. Our Deb Feyerick takes a closer look at some of the accused.

Filed under: Crime
June 30th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Leadership, goals and obstacles in Afghanistan

(CNN) – The situation in Afghanistan is intensifying. Gen. David Patraeus is sailing towards a full confirmation as the top commander, but there's still plenty of debate. The biggest being the July 2011 deadline for troop withdrawal. An attack this morning on the Jalalabad airport by Taliban insurgents only underscores this reality. Our Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr has the report.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Military • World
June 30th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Obesity rates spike in 28 states

(CNN) – New evidence suggests Americans are not improving when it comes to a healthy weight. Adult obesity rates shot up in 28 states over the past year. There are obesity provisions built in to the new health care reform law and the White House is crusading against childhood obesity. Our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to break it all down.

Filed under: Health
June 30th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Kagan videos show nominee praising Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Videos of Elena Kagan show she raised questions about Harriet Miers and praised Obama. CNN's Jim Acosta reports."]

By CNN’s Jim Acosta and Bonney Kapp, CNN

(CNN) – President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court has gone out of her way to avoid controversy during her legal career. But she can be seen and heard letting down her guard at times in videos posted on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Web site.

Kagan’s appearances at various seminars, graduations and alumni dinners were recorded on video by the Harvard Law School, where she served as dean. Watch Video

At a 2005 Harvard alumni awards dinner for then-Senator Barack Obama, Kagan gushes over the man who would become president as “her hero.”

Recalling how she witnessed his speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention Kagan says, “He said a few words and the place was mesmerized. You could have heard a pin drop and that's all in part because of these rock star qualities. The eloquence, the magnetism, the great looks, the brilliance."


Filed under: Politics • Supreme Court
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