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February 18th, 2011
09:34 AM ET

Staten Island's P.S. 22 chorus to perform at Oscars

After positing a video on Youtube, the P.S. 22 chorus from Staten Island, NY was asked to perform at the Oscars.

American Morning gets a sneak peak of the super-talented students.

Filed under: Entertainment
February 18th, 2011
09:32 AM ET

CNN Hero: Dan Wallrath

Dan Wallrath was honored as one of CNN's top 10 Heroes in 2010.

Take a look at his story.

Filed under: CNN Heroes
February 18th, 2011
09:27 AM ET

Oscar-nominated actor & director fight natural gas drilling on Capitol Hill

Oscar nominees Mark Ruffalo and Josh Fox have a little more than a week before they find out whether or not they'll be taking home gold statuettes. In the meantime, however, the two Hollywood giants are staying busy; Ruffalo and Fox are on Capitol Hill speaking out against a method of natural gas drilling called fracking, which they say is dangerous.

Ruffalo owns a house that has been affected by fracking and Fox's Oscar-nominated documentary "Gasland" explores the drilling process. The two sit down with American Morning's Kiran Chetry and explain their campaign.

Filed under: Energy • Politics
February 18th, 2011
08:55 AM ET

Kansas mom wants to pay more taxes but state says no

Michelle Trouvé, a Kansas mother of three, is asking to pay more taxes to improve her children's school district.

But the state of Kansas says no; Kansas caps the amount of money raised through property taxes that can go to schools in order to ensure equity among districts. Michelle Trouvé talks to T.J. Holmes today on American Morning.

Filed under: Education • Politics
February 18th, 2011
08:23 AM ET

Watson lands new job in health care after "Jeopardy!" victory

After his $77,147 "Jeopardy!" win this week, Watson is getting something many Americans wish they had right now: a job.

IBM is assigning Watson to the health care industry, where they hope to develop a Watson-like version of a physician's assistant. So what does Watson's success mean for the future of artificial intelligence? American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Joe Brown, Features Editor of, about Watson's potential.

Filed under: Technology
February 18th, 2011
07:49 AM ET

State senators spar over Wisconsin bill

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is pushing a new bill which, if passed, would take away teachers' unions' collective bargaining rights and would require that teachers contribute more to their pensions. Republicans are saying tightening the state's belt is necessary in the current economic crisis but Democrats say the bill is a drastic action that would ruin unions. Meanwhile, Democratic state senators have left the state in an effort to stall the vote on the bill.

We're getting both sides of the story from Wisconsin State Senators Jon Erpenbach (D), who's in Chicago, and Glenn Grothman (R) this morning.

Filed under: Politics
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