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August 27th, 2010
05:52 AM ET

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Katrina: 5 years later
Five years after Katrina, we're reporting live from the lower ninth ward in New Orleans. How much progress do you think the city has mad since the disaster?

Ex-FEMA chief: 'Fatal mistake' made during Katrina response
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) - The Bush administration made a "fatal mistake" by talking up facts and figures without painting a broader picture of the obstacles in its widely criticized Hurricane Katrina response effort, ex-FEMA chief Michael Brown said Thursday.

Brown told CNN's Anderson Cooper that the talking points he and other federal officials used at the time didn't tell the whole story.

"They were factually correct, but weren't in context. We're moving all of this stuff in. We have teams here. Rescue teams are doing this," he said. "But we never explained to the people that it's not coming as fast as we want it to, and it's not enough, because of the number of people that were left behind in the aftermath of the storm."

Not making that clear was a "fatal mistake," Brown said. FULL STORY

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August 26th, 2010
02:15 PM ET

Behind military lines

As part of an ongoing series “A Soldiers Story,” CNN's Jason Carroll follows Sgt. Randy Shorter and his unit as they head into Afghanistan. Catch their stories on our AMfix blog, CNN.com and CNN's American Morning in September.


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August 26th, 2010
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05:18 AM ET

LIVE blog: Chat with us during the show

Editor's Note: Welcome to American Morning's LIVE Blog where you can discuss the "most news in the morning" with us each week day. Join the live chat during the show by adding your comments below. It's your chance to share your thoughts on the day's headlines. You have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules: 1) Keep it brief 2) No writing in ALL CAPS 3) Use your real name (first name only is fine) 4) No links 5) Watch your language (that includes $#&*) 6) Stay relevant to the topic.

Attack on Awakening Council checkpoint kills 6 in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq(CNN) - Gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by Awakening Council members in Baquba on Thursday and killed four people. When a local awakening council leader rushed to the scene, a roadside bomb killed him and another member, police said.

The attack on the checkpoint took place early Thursday morning in Diyala province.

Hearing about the attack, the Awakening Council leader Ali Qader Ameen headed to the scene with three other members, police said.

But before he reached the site of the attack, a bomb exploded - killing him and another occupant, and wounding the rest.

Awakening council members or Sons of Iraq are mainly made up of Sunni Arab fighters who turned on al Qaeda and are credited for being one of the main factors that contributed to the drop in violence across the country in the past two years.

They have been a frequent target of militants affiliated with al Qaeda in Iraq.

Attorneys general call for Craigslist to get rid of adult services ads

(CNN) - Attorneys general in 17 states have banded together to call on Craigslist, the online classified ad website, to discontinue its adult services section.

"The increasingly sharp public criticism of Craigslist's Adult Services section reflects a growing recognition that ads for prostitution - including ads trafficking children - are rampant on it," the attorneys general said in a Tuesday letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster and founder Craig Newmark.

The letter continued: "We recognize that Craigslist may lose the considerable revenue generated by the Adult Services ads. No amount of money, however, can justify the scourge of illegal prostitution, and the suffering of the women and children who will continue to be victimized, in the market and trafficking provided by Craigslist."

A Craigslist spokeswoman said Wednesday that the site agreed with at least some of the letter. FULL STORY

Elin Nordegren: 'I feel stronger than I ever have'
(PEOPLE.com) - Her divorce is final and she's ready to talk. Elin Nordegren breaks her nine-month silence in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine.

"I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children," she says in the magazine's latest issue, out just days after her split from Tiger Woods was made official.

The 30-year-old mother of two, who is studying towards a college degree in psychology, says that despite her husband's betrayal, "I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself."

In 19 hours over four visits to her Windermere, Florida, rental home, Nordegren shared never-before-seen personal photographs and opened up to PEOPLE about the emotional roller coaster she's been on, her life as a mother to Sam, 3, and Charlie, 19 months, and her hopes for the future. FULL STORY

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