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January 28th, 2011
10:27 AM ET

More than child's play? Walmart introduces make-up line for 8-year-olds

A new line of body mist, mascara, and other products will soon be hitting Walmart's shelves. But, this isn't your average make-up line– this one is called geoGIRL and it specifically targets 'tween' girls as young as 8.

Critics say encouraging girls to wear make-up at a young age also encourages a negative self-image. But Walmart is standing by the line and says '"The geoGIRL line was developed in partnership with our customers to give parents a healthier, age-appropriate option for their tween girls who ask about wearing make-up." CNN's Kate Bolduan talks to Psychotherapist Karol Ward about the story that's stirring up a lot of controversy.

Filed under: Controversy • Fashion
January 28th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Social media weilding political power in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) - Thousands of angry anti-government demonstrators took to the streets Friday in several Egyptian cities and clashed with police who fired tear gas to quell the crowds.

In Cairo, the capital, vans packed with riot police circled neighborhoods before the start of weekly prayers Friday afternoon. But protesters, fed up with high unemployment and a lack of freedoms, defied security warnings to demand an end to President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian 30-year-rule.

Protesters hurled rocks and chanted that Mubarak, the dictator, must go.

Nasser Weddady is the Civil Outreach Director for the American Islamic Conference he talks to American Morning's T.J. Holmes about why social media and online outreach has been so effective in propelling the revolution.

Filed under: World
January 28th, 2011
10:04 AM ET

Uncanny: Gorilla in British animal park walks upright

Check out this video of Ambam, a 21-year-old Silverback gorilla, walking upright–it has many doing a double-take.

Filed under: You Have to See This
January 27th, 2011
11:57 AM ET

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords still progressing at 'lightning speed'

Doctors of Representative Gabrielle Giffords said that she is still progressing at "lightning speed" at a press conference yesterday afternoon. Giffords left intensive care for the first time yesterday. A major milestone in her road to recovery. Giffords will continue her long-term recovery at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas where Dr. Gerard Francisco is Chief Medical Officer. He talks with Kiran Chetry about Giffords' speech and physical rehabilitation.

Filed under: Arizona • Health
January 27th, 2011
11:14 AM ET

Barkley: 'Twitter is for idiots', Palin 'good looking'

NBA legend and TNT NBA Analyst Charles Barkley is in New York for Thursday night's New York Knicks/Miami Heat game at Madison Square Garden. But, true to form, Barkley's talking about more than just the sport that made him famous.

Barkley sounds off about Twitter, politics and other hot topics with T.J. Holmes.

Filed under: Sports
January 27th, 2011
11:02 AM ET

Physicist Michio Kaku on supervolcano: 'all you can do is run'

There's trouble brewing underground and it's no joke; Physicist Michio Kaku says a supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park is due to erupt.

There's no way to determine precisely when the explosion will occur but scientists say the ground around the volcano has started to swell, indicating subterranean activity. It was a similar volcano that helped bring an end to the dinosaurs and this one will 'wipe out the United States as we know it', Dr. Kaku says. But Dr. Kaku is also telling people not to panic because the volcano could blow at any moment...within the next one hundred thousand years.

Hear more from Kiran Chetry's interview with Dr. Michio Kaku:

Filed under: Science
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