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February 17th, 2011
09:21 AM ET

"Glee" star and Special Olympics fight bullying of special needs students

According to the British Journal of Learning Support, 60% of students with special needs reported being bullied compared to 25% of the general student population.

But Lauren Potter, the actress who plays Becky Jackson on "Glee", and Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of the Special Olympics, are teaming up to try to stop bullying of kids with special needs. The Special Olympics, and Best Buddies are launching "Disable Bullying", a campaign designed to engage policymakers, parents and educators to stop such behavior. Potter and Shriver talk to CNN's T.J. Holmes about their new campaign.

Filed under: Bullying
February 17th, 2011
08:55 AM ET

High rate of harassment, sexual assault in Egypt and other Arab nations

CBS News correspondent Lara Logan is recovering in a U.S. hospital after being sexually assaulted Friday in Tahrir Square.

Unfortunately, Logan's experience isn't unique; according to a 2008 survey by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, 83% of Cairo women and 98% of foreign women in Cairo said they had been harassed. Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian columnist and, since Logan's attack, has turned her Twitter account into a forum for discussion about women's rights in the Arab world and about the attack on Logan. Eltahawy speaks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Egypt • Middle East • Women's Rights
February 17th, 2011
08:36 AM ET

Sec. Arne Duncan responds to Wisconsin teacher protests

Teachers in Wisconsin called in sick today, protesting Governor Scott Walker's plan to try to take away collective bargaining rights from the teachers' union.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan responds to the protests in Wisconsin and says teachers are "doing probably the most important work in society". Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks to American Morning's T.J. Holmes.

Filed under: Education
February 17th, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Victoria Beckham: From Posh Spice to posh designer

Victoria Beckham is in New York showcasing the fall 2011 collection of her eponymous fashion-line at Fashion Week.

The former singer and wife of soccer star David Beckham opens up to American Morning's Alina Cho about her career, her family and her singing past.

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Filed under: Fashion
February 17th, 2011
08:22 AM ET

Rep. Jeff Flake: Obama's budget not serious

The GOP is firing back at President Obama after the release of his 2012 budget proposal Monday.

One critic of the president's budget is Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) who says Obama's budget isn't serious when it comes to spending cuts. Flake also addresses the increasingly popular "Birther" movement. Hear what Rep. Jeff Flake tells American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Economy • Politics