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July 26th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

NJ governor: 'Jersey Shore' not reality

(CNN) – "The Jersey Shore" may be a hit for MTV, but the Garden State's governor is making clear he's no fan of the raunchy reality show.

Appearing on ABC's This Week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday that not only is the show "unrealistic," but also "negative for New Jersey."

"What it does is it takes a bunch of New Yorkers, who are – most of the people on 'Jersey Shore' are New Yorkers – takes a bunch of New Yorkers, drops them at the Jersey shore, and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey," Christie said. Watch Video

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Filed under: Entertainment • Politics
July 26th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Workplace bullying bill passes N.Y. Senate

(CNN) – Is your boss a bully? If so, should that behavior be considered illegal? New York may become the first state to outlaw workplace bullying. The state Senate has passed a bill that would allow workers to sue their bosses for medical expenses and lost wages for emotional stress. 16 other states are considering similar legislation. Adam Cohen is a lawyer and a contributor. He joined us on Monday's American Morning to discuss the implications of the bill.

Filed under: Business • Living
July 26th, 2010
10:00 AM ET
July 26th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Utah lawmaker crafting Arizona-style immigration bill

(CNN) – Arizona's controversial immigration law is set to take effect on Thursday. Just over the state's northern border, one Utah lawmaker's pushing ahead with a similar bill for his state. Two Utah state employees were just fired for a now-infamous immigration list. It had names and information of 1,300 Utah residents, all accused of of being there illegally. The debate is starting to divide the state, so our Ted Rowlands went to Salt Lake City for this AM original report. Watch Video


Filed under: AM Original • Immigration
July 26th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Abducted U.S. service member killed

By Matiullah Mati, CNN

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) - One of two American service members who were abducted in Afghanistan on Friday has been killed, provincial government officials said Sunday.

Den Mohammad Darwish, the spokesman for the governor of Logar province, said he learned from locals that the American was killed. He said the body was found in the Patanak Mountains of Charkh district. He also said the vehicle the men were driving was located Sunday.

A Taliban spokesman confirmed that the killed American died in a firefight and the other is being held by the group.

Another official, Samar Gul Rashid - who is the governor of the Charkh district in Logar province - also confirmed the killing, saying he learned about it through Afghan intelligence officials.

In releasing a statement Sunday, the Navy confirmed that the two missing service members are sailors.

"The thoughts and prayers of our entire Navy go out to the missing sailors serving in Afghanistan and their families," said Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of U.S. naval operations, in the statement. "We have been closely following the situation from the outset. These sailors represent two of several thousand sailors serving on the ground in Afghanistan in support of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Military
July 26th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Afghanistan 'shocked' by leaked U.S. documents

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From Atika Shubert, CNN

(CNN) – The Afghan government said Monday it was "shocked" as it sifted through tens of thousands of leaked U.S. military and diplomatic reports on the war in Afghanistan that a whistle-blower website posted a day earlier.

"The Afghan government is shocked with the report that has opened the reality of the Afghan war," said Siamak Herawi, a government spokesman. - a whistle-blower website - published on Sunday what it says are more than 90,000 United States military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January of this year.

The first-hand accounts are the military's own raw data on the war, including numbers killed, casualties, threat reports and the like, according to Julian Assange, the founder of the website. Watch Video


Filed under: Afghanistan • Military
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