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March 10th, 2011
11:00 AM ET

Wis. Republicans vote, pass Budget Repair Bill without Democrats

Wisconsin's State Senate Republicans passed a bill that would strip public workers of most of their collective bargaining rights Wednesday.

The Wisconsin Republicans found a way to pass the bill without Democrats present–most are out of state in opposition to the bill– by removing certain parts of the bill that would have required a quorum. Democrats are calling the move a violation of law but the bill will go to the Assembly Thursday where it will likely pass.

State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D) talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry from Chicago about Wednesday's vote.

Filed under: Economy • Politics • U.S.
March 10th, 2011
10:05 AM ET

Jeremy Lin goes from Harvard to the NBA

Jeremy Lin picked up his Harvard diploma last week and is now the only current NBA player who holds a degree from the prestigious university.

Lin explains how he balanced basketball and books while on campus and talks about his NBA career with T.J. Holmes.

Filed under: Education • Sports
March 10th, 2011
09:40 AM ET

Rep. Paul Ryan: Two failed budget bills in Senate show progress

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans in the Senate were able to pass budget bills Wednesday. The bills functioned as tests to see where each party stood on government spending.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chair of the House Budget Committee, talks to T.J. Holmes and says he believes the bills represent progress in Congress.

Filed under: Budget • Economy • Politics • U.S.
March 10th, 2011
09:16 AM ET

TIME Magazine explores online data mining

The newest issue of TIME Magazine explores data mining, a method some companies use to collect information about you online to then sell to advertisers.

Is data mining a breach of security? And just how much to companies know about you? TIME Magazine Contributor Joel Stein wrote this week's cover story about data mining and talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about what he found out.

Filed under: Consumers • Security • TIME
March 10th, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Women take pregnancy hormone, eat 500 calories per day to lose weight

Some women are turning to syringes and a low-calorie diet in hopes of losing weight.

For $1,000/month some women are purchasing hGC, a pregnancy hormone derived from the urine of pregnant women, and injecting themselves with it daily. In addition to the hormone injections, these women are limiting their caloric intake to 500 calories per day in order to shed pounds. But some doctors say the weight-loss method is ineffective and even dangerous.

Dr. Louis Aronne is the Director of The Comprehensive Weight Control Program at NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the controversial weight-loss method.

Filed under: Health
March 10th, 2011
08:22 AM ET

Muslim-American Rep. Keith Ellison to testify at Rep. King's hearings

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will be holding hearings on the radicalization of Muslim-Americans Thursday, but critics say the hearings are putting Islam on trial.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, has said the hearings unfairly target American Muslims. He will testify at Thursday's hearings.  Rep. Ellison talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Politics • Security • U.S.
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