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February 24th, 2011
09:22 AM ET

Why 70 million Americans are suffering from chronic pain

This week's TIME Magazine cover highlights chronic pain, a condition that affects more than 70 million Americans. Chronic pain is starting to be studied and treated as it's own condition and not merely a symptom of other ailments, as was the case in the past.

American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Jeffrey Kluger, Science Editor of TIME Magazine, about TIME's in-depth look at chronic pain and the best remedies for the condition.

Filed under: Health • U.S.
February 24th, 2011
08:55 AM ET

Domino's pizza delivery driver saves elderly customer's life

Susan Guy is a delivery driver for Domino's and was used to delivering one customer her pizza every single night for the last three years. But when Jean Wilson didn't call the Memphis store for her daily large pizza, Guy knew something was wrong.

Guy went to Wilson's house and called the police when Wilson didn't answer her door. When Guy and the officers entered, they found Wilson on the floor, having fallen, unable to get up. Wilson is still in the hospital is said to be in stable condition and Guy is being called a hero.

Susan Guy talks to Kiran Chetry and T.J. Holmes about the actions that likely saved a customer's life.

Filed under: U.S.
February 24th, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Radical Islamists could step in should Gadhafi fall

As Libya spirals into turmoil, some in the intelligence community are predicting a military coup. If Col. Gadhafi were overthrown, however, there is a possibility that Al Qaeda forces would attempt to move in.

Jamie Smith is a fmr. CIA Officer and the CEO of SCG International, a global security firm. Smith attended security briefings in Washington, D.C. Wednesday about Libya and talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the volatile situation in North Africa.

Filed under: Security • World
February 24th, 2011
08:30 AM ET

Mark Ruffalo reads to NY students three days before Oscars

With three days to go before the Academy Awards, Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo is reading to kids at the New York Public Library.

Ruffalo is participating in Target's "Read Across America" campaign which aims to get kids reading by the third grade. Target has donated an installation made of books that spells "READ" to the event and the 10,000 Dr. Seuss classics that comprise the installation will ultimately be donated to New York schools. American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Ruffalo about the importance of reading as well as his Oscar nomination.

Filed under: Education • Entertainment • U.S.
February 24th, 2011
07:51 AM ET

Justice Department will no longer defend Defense of Marriage Act

In a major policy shift, the Obama administration has instructed the Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court.

Passed in 1996, The Defense of Marriage Act prevents the government from recognizing same-sex marriage and defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Though the administration is now saying the Act is unconstitutional, the Act remains in the books as a law. truTV Legal Contributor and former Federal Prosecutor Sunny Hostin talks to T.J. Holmes about the administration's policy switch.

Filed under: Justice • Law • U.S.