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July 7th, 2010
09:38 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 Mathew Fine, Lt. Cmdr, U.S. Coast Guard, on the search for two people missing after the tourist boat accident in Philadelphia.

6:40AM Michael Tanner, Sr. Fellow, Cato Institute, & Lawrence Mishel, Pres. of the Economic Policy Institute, on whether Congress should pass another extension on unemployment benefits.

7:40AM Deano Bonano, Homeland Security Director, Jefferson Parish, & Denise Reed, Director, Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, on whether a rock dike would protect Louisiana coastlines, or just do more damage.

7:55AM Max Kellerman on LeBron mania – what's all the fuss about?

8:10AM Thomas Fuentes, Fmr. Assist. Dir., FBI, on the potential "spy swap" between the U.S. and Russia.

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Filed under: The Teaser
July 7th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

BP: Relief well may be ready by end of July

(CNN) – After 79 days and an estimated 190 million gallons of gushing oil, BP says it's "ahead of schedule" and it may have the first relief well drilled by the end of the month. It's believed to be the company's best hope to stop the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history. But now, there is talk of backups to the backup plan. Gene Beck is an associate professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M and has more than 25 years of experience in well design and operation. He joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to walk us through the process of drilling a relief well. Watch Video


Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Tech
July 7th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Study: Breaking up is like quitting cocaine addiction

(CNN) – They say breaking up is hard to do, but how does the brain react to getting dumped? A new study looks at what's going on in our brains after breakups. Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist and research professor at Rutgers University. She led the study and she joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to explain the findings. Watch Video

Filed under: Living
July 7th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

DEA finds first true drug submarine

(CNN) – Drug smugglers have used planes, speedboats and even human "mules." Now, DEA agents say they have found in a swamp in Ecuador the first completely submersible drug submarine. Similar vessels found before have only peeked above the surface. This discovery is a sign that traffickers are taking the battle even deeper. Jay Bergman is a regional director for the DEA and oversees all investigations in Columbia and Ecuador. He joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to discuss the implications of the find. Watch Video


Filed under: Crime
July 7th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Crews work feverishly to save oily birds found alive

(CNN) – As we hit day 79 of the BP oil disaster, a new report from National Geographic is raising more red flags about the impact the oil is having on threatened and endangered birds. Experts say cleanup crews working in sensitive areas are causing adult birds to abandon their young, and chicks and eggs are accidentally being trampled on. So far, the feds say more than 2,300 birds have been collected, but about 60% of them were already dead. Our John Zarrella reports on the crews working feverishly to save the ones found alive. Watch Video

Related: Donors help Florida animal shelter prep for oil

Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
July 7th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Next step for foster kids 'aging out' of system

(CNN) – California's massive budget cuts have taken a heavy toll on some of its most needy kids. Yesterday, we introduced you to Carla, a foster teen about to be "emancipated" from child services. Where does she go from here? Our Thelma Gutierrez has her story. Watch Video

Related: Teens aging out of foster care have no homes, no jobs | The Teen Project

Filed under: Living • U.S.
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