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March 2nd, 2011
10:19 AM ET

Preventing unethical health experiments in the U.S.

It was more than 75 years ago that one of the most heinous medical ethics violations took place in Tuskegee, Alabama. Doctors conducted a medical experiment on 400 unconsenting African Americans with syphilis, denying them treatment that could have helped them.

Various other unethical health experiments have taken place in U.S. history, but medical experts are meeting this week to make sure history doesn't repeat itself. Amy Gutmann is leading the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and is the President of the University of Pennsylvania. She talks to Ali Velshi about the role of the Commission and what she hopes to achieve.

Filed under: Health • Science • U.S.
March 2nd, 2011
08:52 AM ET

Is Facebook fueling prostitution?

A new study from Columbia University's Sociology Department reports that prostitutes find 25% of their clients through Facebook.

The social network known for reconnecting with old friends is now the second leading source of prostitution clients behind escort services, which provide 31% of clients (Craigslist provides 3% of prostitutes' clients). So, does Facebook have any responsibility in stopping the use of the site for such purposes? Sunny Hostin, Legal Analyst and Legal Analyst for "In Session" on truTV, discusses the connection between Facebook and prostitution with Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi.

Filed under: U.S.
March 2nd, 2011
08:46 AM ET

iPad2 set to debut amidst more competition than its predecessor

Apple's iPad2 is expected to be unveiled Wednesday at 1:00PM ET and rumors are swirling that Steve Jobs might make an appearance at the event.

14.8 million iPads were sold since the tablet's debut just under a year ago, but the competition in tablet computers has grown significantly since then. What will the new iPad2 have to offer that the competition from Blackberry, Motorola and LG lacks? Jonathan Geller, Founder and Editor in Chief of, talks to Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi about what to expect from the iPad2.

Filed under: Technology
March 2nd, 2011
08:13 AM ET

Is sharing breast milk a good idea?

Mothers are taking to the internet to share breast milk. Those who have a surplus are connecting with women who can't breast-feed on sites like "Eats on Feets" and "Only the Breast". But, the government is saying sharing breast milk in this fashion might not be such a great idea.

Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter is a Professor of Pediatrics at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey and discusses the trend with American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

(Earlier, this post said breast milk was for purchase on the websites mentioned above. In actuality, Eats on Feets "facilitates woman-to-woman milk sharing", according to their Facebook page. Only the Breast is a "breast milk classified service" that provides a community for moms to buy and sell their breast milk, according to their website)

Filed under: Health • Parenting
March 2nd, 2011
07:55 AM ET

Gov. Walker proposes budget cuts as stalemate continues

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) proposed a two-year budget Tuesday, which would cut more than $1 billion in aid to schools and local governments.

Democrats still remain out-of-state, however, protesting Gov. Walker's proposal to strip union workers of certain collective bargaining rights, postponing any vote. State Senators Jon Erpenbach (D), who remains in Chicago, and Glenn Grothman (R) talk to CNN's Ali Velshi about the latest out of Wisconsin.

Filed under: Economy • Politics • U.S.