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February 9th, 2011
01:41 PM ET

Parents of gunned-down student speak out

American Morning’s T.J. Holmes sat down with Angella and Danroy Henry Sr., the parents of Pace University student-athlete Danroy Henry Jr. who was shot by a police officer in late October, and discussed the unresolved details regarding their son’s death.

Although Mrs. Henry expressed no interest in wanting to talk to the officer in question, Mr. Henry has one question, “Why?”  “I would love to talk to him, because I’d love to ask him just why. Officers aren’t trained to escalate risk, they’re trained to deescalate,” he said.

The Henrys are currently in the process of filing a $120 million lawsuit against the Pleasantville police department while the grand jury continues to investigate their son’s case. Watch the full interview below.

February 9th, 2011
09:59 AM ET

New study questions lymph node removal for breast cancer patients

Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women in the United States. If it hasn't touched your family or friends, it could. This morning, there's new information that many of the women affected might not have needed painful, unnecessary surgery to remove the entirety of a patient's lymph nodes.

American Morning's Kiran Chetry spoke with Dr. Monica Morrow, a surgical oncologist with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the author of this new study in the "Journal of the American Medical Association." Morrow explains why this is good news for women.

Filed under: Breast cancer
February 9th, 2011
08:02 AM ET

Hungry, hungry hippos: Boat gets too close to pack, hippo charges

Watch this amazing video of a hippo charging a tourist boat in Kenya.

Boat passengers say that one of the females likely felt threatened when the boat traveled too close. Even with the motor going full blast on the boat, it had trouble outrunning them. The hippos eventually gave up.

Sure, hippos are the third largest land mammal, but in the water they're pretty fast.

Filed under: Viral videos • Wildlife