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June 1st, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Gulf Coast oil disaster response

(CNN) – It's day 43 of the Gulf oil disaster. BP is working on its latest effort to slow the oil gusher from a blown-out well. Meantime, President Obama meets today for the first time with co-chairs of the independent commission investigating the spill. Carol Browner is the president's adviser on energy and climate change and she joined us on Tuesday's American Morning.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
June 1st, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Do Muslim soldiers face persecution?

(CNN) – Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan heads to court today. He's accused of killing 13 colleagues and injuring dozens more last November. Hasan was shot by military police officers during the incident. He's paralyzed from the chest down and is now wheelchair bound. Our Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence is tracking the case.

Filed under: Crime
June 1st, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Hurricanes and oil slicks 'scary as hell'

(CNN) – Still healing from Hurricane Katrina and now reeling from this environmental disaster, residents along the Gulf Coast have another burden to brace for hurricane season. Our Rob Marciano has the report.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Weather
June 1st, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Barbara Bush launches health nonprofit

(CNN) – One of former President George W. Bush's daughters is aiming to change the face of global public health and she intends to use members of her generation to do it.

Former first daughter Barbara Bush's new non-profit, Global Health Corps, was inspired by a 2003 trip that she took with her parents to five African countries. The Bush family was in Africa at the time promoting the Bush administration's anti-AIDS initiative.

A visit to a health clinic for people battling HIV opened Barbara Bush's eyes to how she might make a difference in the health field.

"I think that was the first time that – I was not pre-med; I hadn't studied health – that was the first time that I thought well maybe, what am I doing? Maybe I should focus on this," the Bush daughter said in an interview Tuesday on CNN's American Morning. "And I can. You really can work in the health field even if you're not a doctor or a nurse." Read more

Filed under: Health • World
June 1st, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Ford's 'green' team of female engineers

(CNN) – The auto industry has traditionally been dominated by men, but women are now making their mark in the business. At Ford, for example, an all-female team of engineers is designing the next generation of "green" cars. Our Carol Costello has their story in the first part of our original series, "Making it in a Man's World."

June 1st, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Can 'cut and cap' work to stop oil leak?

(CNN) – If BP's "cut and cap" operation can't stop the Gulf oil leak this week, what's the next step? A relief well won't be finished until August and that's not even guaranteed to work. What about BP's claim that all the spilled oil is on the surface of the Gulf and not in underwater plumes, despite claims to the contrary by scientists? Bob Dudley is BP's managing director and he joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to answer our questions.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
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