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February 15th, 2011
11:02 AM ET

Jane Velez-Mitchell says America's addicted

Charlie Sheen is in the news again after calling into a radio show and declaring his sobriety. In the interview on "The Dan Patrick Show" Monday, Sheen also talked about doing crack cocaine socially.

But Jane Velez-Mitchell says Sheen's situation is a "train wreck waiting to go off the rails". Velez-Mitchell is the host of HLN's "Issues" and the co-author of "Addict Nation: An Intervention for America". She talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about her own struggles with addiction and explains why she thinks America's addicted.

Filed under: Health
February 15th, 2011
08:57 AM ET

WalMart fires four after disarming shoplifter

Four WalMart employees were fired a week after disarming a man who was attempting to smuggle a laptop computer out of the Utah store. WalMart says the employees were terminated because they violated company policy.

Shawn Ray and Lori Poulsen were two of the four employees who lost their jobs and they talk to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the incident.

Filed under: Crime • Justice
February 15th, 2011
08:08 AM ET

One man to run two marathons per day for eleven months

Running two marathons per day for 11 months will get you from the North Pole to the South Pole. And Pat Farmer is aiming to raise $100 million for the Australian Red Cross by doing just that.

Farmer, a supermarathoner and former Federal Minister of Australian Parliament and Parliament Secretary for Education, Science and Training, plans to make the trip running through 14 countries along the way. He will start in the Arctic Circle and will eventually conclude his long journey in Antarctica around February, 2012. Farmer talks to T. J. Holmes about his impending challenge.

Filed under: Sports
February 15th, 2011
07:55 AM ET

The Egypt effect: Unrest spreads in Middle East

In the wake of Egypt's protests and the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, other Middle Eastern nations seem to be following suit; there have been protests in Iran, Yemen and Bahrain, as well.

Professor Emad Shahin of the University of Notre Dame went to Cairo to participate in the demonstrations there and says protests in other nations shouldn't come as a surprise. He tells American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the current situation in Egypt and the political trend Egyptians might be setting throughout the Middle East.

Filed under: Politics • World
February 15th, 2011
07:31 AM ET

Grand jury clears cops of criminal behavior in student's death

On Monday, a Westchester County, NY Grand Jury cleared two police officers of criminal responsibility in the death of Danroy Henry Jr., a 20 year-old Pace University football star.

Danroy Henry, known as D.J., was shot and killed by cops in October while driving his car outside a Thornwood bar. Danroy's parents, Danroy Sr. and Angella Henry, described their son's case to T.J. Holmes on February 9, and said their son was wrongfully killed. Danroy Sr. and Angella Henry maintain their claim following Monday's verdict but say they aren't surprised the officers were cleared. Following Monday's verdict, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would step in to review the case.

Danroy Sr. and Angella Henry speak to T.J. Holmes about their son's case on American Morning.

Filed under: Justice • Law