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January 5th, 2011
10:09 AM ET

Wild horse roundup triggers controversy

Editor's Note: John Zarrella concludes his four-part series "Mustang Roundup: Taking the wild out of the West" tomorrow on American Morning. Don't miss part one and part two and check out today's story below.

Kim Segal and John Zarrella

Silver Springs, Nevada (CNN) - The helicopter is on the chase. At first, you can only hear it. Then, from behind the hillside, you see a herd of wild horses running for their freedom, with the helicopter close behind.

One escapes the trap, barely. The crowd cheers.

This is the scene at the Lahontan wild horse roundup in Silver Springs, Nevada. The helicopter pilot works for the federal government. The crowd is composed mainly of activists opposed to the roundups.

More and more, the roundups are becoming showdowns between protesters and the Bureau of Land Management.


Filed under: AM Original
January 5th, 2011
10:02 AM ET

Perry's Principles: closing the black/white education gap

The Council of Great City Schools reports that 11% of African American fourth grade males are proficient in reading, while the same can be said for 38% of their white counterparts.

Steve Perry, CNN Educational Contributor and Founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, tackles the topic of  the black/white education gap in a new American Morning segment, Perry's Principles. Perry says the statistic doesn't just shine light on a racial divide, but also highlights a larger problem. Perry tells Jim Acosta what he thinks would better the American educational system and which approach he thinks would fail.

Filed under: Education
January 5th, 2011
09:36 AM ET

Choosing the right diet for you

It's easy to lose weight if you know how to do it. Diet and exercise, right? Exercise is easy to understand but how do you diet? What is the right diet for you?

There is Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, the Atkins diet,  Volumetrics, and the list goes on and on.

With all of the options out there you almost need to go on a information diet in order to digest all of the plans and programs out there.  But today on American Morning Keri Glassman helps us break it all down listing the best diets and which one is right for you.

Filed under: Food • Health
January 5th, 2011
08:28 AM ET

Unnecessary heart implants?

(CNN) - More than 20 % of patients who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator - a high-tech device that produces electrical impulses to regulate heartbeats and prevent life-threatening arrhythmias - in recent years were not good candidates to receive the device, a new study suggests.

Researchers at Duke University looked at more than 111,000 patients who received ICD implants between 2006 and 2009. More than 25,000 of those patients did not meet evidence-based criteria for receiving the device, according to the study.

The risk of dying in the hospital was significantly higher for patients who received the ICD but did not meet the criteria, and 1 out of 121 patients in this category experienced complications following the implant, the study found.

The study also states that as many as one out of five of these surgeries should have never happened. So why did they?

Today on American Morning, Dr. Robert Michler, director of the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center in New York  explains.

Filed under: Health
January 5th, 2011
08:27 AM ET

Dead bird mystery deepens

Coincidence or conspiracy? That's the question many of you are asking after another 500 birds were found dead yesterday just outside of Pointe Coupee Parish in Louisiana. This comes after over 5,000 red-winged blackbirds and starlings had fallen from the sky only about 300 miles away in Beebe, Ark. It is a strange phenomenon but as the National Wildlife Federation’s Doug Inkley explains this morning on American Morning, it is not enough to be considered a conspiracy.

Filed under: Environment • Science
January 5th, 2011
07:58 AM ET

Two freshmen Reps. call for changing of D.C. culture

As John Boehner was being sworn in today as the new Speaker of the House for the 112th Congress the former speaker, Nancy Pelosi, was addressing a new drastic change of her own...changing her Twitter username:

"I'm now @NancyPelosi – 2 characters shorter than @SpeakerPelosi. RTers rejoice!"


A new Congress means the changing of the guard in Washington and new class of congressional freshmen on Capitol Hill. But what do the freshmen members want to see? What do they want change?

Today on American Morning, two new freshmen representatives, Rep. Karen Bass, D, Calif.,  and Rep. Paul Gosar, R, Ariz., tell AM's Kiran Chetry and Jim Acosta what they hope to accomplish in the 112th Congress and how they plan to turn their campaign rhetoric into action.

Filed under: Capitol Hill • Politics
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