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January 11th, 2011
09:58 AM ET

There 'weren't two sides' to autism-vaccine link debate, author says

Author Seth Mnookin says the medical community has seen alot of precious time wasted that could have been devoted to researching the cause of autism. Instead, he says, the debate about whether autism was linked to childhood vaccines filled the airwaves for years– a debate, Mnookin says, that didn't really have two sides.

CNN's T.J. Holmes spoke with Seth Mnookin this morning. Hear what Mnookin told T.J. he has "no problem saying" to parents.

Filed under: Health
January 11th, 2011
08:28 AM ET

Were warning signs missed with Jared Lee Loughner?

Jared Lee Loughner is the accused gunman in this weekend's shooting in Tucson, Arizona that killed six and left 14 injured.

But the question remains, could this tragic attack have been prevented? As you have been hearing on American Morning, the warning signs were there. Teachers and students at Pima Community College, where Loughner attended class, reported erratic behavior including outbursts in class. Loughner was suspended from school and eventually withdrew. How can you tell if a person is a violent individual? How can you identify a problem before it happens? Dr. Jeff Gardere, a clinical psychologist and a contributor with, and Paul Callan, a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, discuss with T.J. Holmes.

Filed under: Arizona • Crime