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February 14th, 2011
09:26 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Picking a charter school for your child

Most charter school applications are due by the end of the month but the application process can be difficult. Of all the 5-thousand charter schools in the United States, how do parents know which one is best for their kids?

CNN Education Contributor and Founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School Steve Perry talks to T.J. Holmes about picking a charter school for your child.

Filed under: Perry's Principles
February 14th, 2011
09:24 AM ET

The ultimate Valentine's Day gift: 110 carat diamond

It's the ultimate Valentine's Day gift you wish you were getting: a 110 carat diamond.

Diamond company Cora International has acquired a 110.03 carat diamond that they're calling the Cora Sun Drop, the largest vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond known in the world. Cora International's CEO Suzette Gomes is giving American Morning an up-close look of the diamond. Can you guess how much it's worth?

Filed under: Social Life & Love
February 14th, 2011
09:21 AM ET

GOP reacts to Obama's 2012 budget proposal

President Obama is expected to release his 2012 budget proposal Monday, but not without push-back.

Republican members of Congress are already criticizing some of what is expected to be included in the President's budget. Senator Jeff Sessions (R) Alabama is a ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and has already prepared his budget counter-proposal. Sen. Sessions talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the budget debate.

Filed under: Economy • Politics
February 14th, 2011
08:42 AM ET

What will Egypt's transitional government look like?

Two days following Hosni Mubarak's resignation as president, the Egyptian military announced it would be dissolving the parliament.

In its Sunday announcement, the Egyptian military said it would take over as the ruling power for at least six months or until elections are held. Former Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns talks about what Egypt's transition period will look like with American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Egypt
February 14th, 2011
07:58 AM ET

White House Budget Director says Obama's budget is tough

President Obama is releasing his 2012 budget proposal Monday and Jacob Lew, White House Budget Director, gives American Morning's Kiran Chetry a preview. How will President Obama manage the country's budget and what cuts will be made?

Some critics are saying low-income Americans will hurt most from the new budget– find out what this means and if you will be affected.

Filed under: Economy • Politics
February 14th, 2011
07:46 AM ET

Will CPAC Straw Poll winner, Ron Paul, run for President?

Rep. Ron Paul is the CPAC straw poll winner for the second year in a row.

So, does this mean Paul will run for president in 2012? And, what does the congressman think of Donald Trump's comment that "he has zero chance of getting elected"? Rep. Paul talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Politics