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June 29th, 2010
09:45 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.

6:40AM Elgie Holstein, Oil Spill Response Coordinator with the Environmental Defense Fund, on new legislation he's working on to respond to the BP spill, and to prevent future spills from occurring.

7:20AM Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large, Reuters, on Tuesday's market drop – are we headed into a double-dip recession?

7:40AM Brett McGurk, Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and our own Barbara Starr on the Petraeus' new role and the challenges he faces in Afghanistan.

8:40AM Oleg Kalugin, Former Chief of KGB Foreign Counterintelligence, on the 11 alleged Russian spies arrested here in the US.

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Filed under: The Teaser
June 29th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

60-year-old extreme swimmer trains for 100-mile journey

(CNN) – A sport that involves getting stung by jellyfish isn't for the faint of heart. But for one woman, extreme swimming is worth the pain and hours of training. Our Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives us this exclusive look at an amazing athlete.

Filed under: Health • Sports
June 29th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

First class of Urban Prep's seniors all college-bound

(CNN) – Chicago's Urban Prep charter school launched with a mission: to get more African-American teens back in school and send them on to college. The school's founder says over half of the black males in the city's public schools drop out before finishing high school, and only one in 40 will get a college degree. But now, every single member of Urban Prep's first-ever graduating class has been admitted to a four-year college or university. The school's founder and CEO, Tim King, joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to tell us how they did it, along with one member of this year's graduating class, Cameron Barnes.

Filed under: Education • U.S.
June 29th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

2 studies link heart ailments to diabetes drug

(CNN) – The drug Avandia has been plagued by questions about its safety lately. Now, more studies say the popular drug to treat diabetes may increase the risk of heart attacks. Our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to clear up some of the confusion.

Filed under: Health
June 29th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

With focus on Gulf oil spill, Katrina projects strapped for cash

(CNN) – While focus along the Gulf is on the oil spill cleanup and this hurricane season, many people are still dealing with the aftermath of Katrina. In neighborhoods across New Orleans, volunteers are still helping people rebuild homes damaged five years ago. But the clock is ticking for some rebuild programs to get the work done. Episcopal Community Services of New Orleans was relying on a government grant to continue its rebuild work, but funds are stalled and the program faces an uncertain future. Our John Roberts has the report.

Filed under: U.S.
June 29th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Feds arrest 10 accused of being Russian agents

(CNN) – Less than a week after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday that 10 people were arrested on charges of being Russian agents involved in a long-term mission in the country. Another suspect was still being sought. Jamie Smith is a former CIA officer who now runs a private intelligence firm. He joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to give us a closer look at the case.

Filed under: Crime
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