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March 16th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Mom sues preschool, says 4-year-old not prepared for elite schools

Nicole Imprescia spent $19,000 per year to send her daughter to a preschool she thought would prepare her for a top private school in Manhattan.

But when Imprescia determined the preschool wasn't adequately preparing her 4-year-old daughter for the standardized test she needed to take to get in to an elite Kindergarten, she removed her from the preschool. The Manhattan mom is now suing the preschool for a refund of her $19,000.

Legal Analyst and Former Federal Prosecutor Sunny Hostin discusses the case with American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Education • Law • U.S.
March 16th, 2011
08:55 AM ET

Gas prices: How high will they climb?

Peter Beutel is an Oil Industry Analyst who correctly predicted the recent spike in gas prices.

Will international events affect gas prices at home in the U.S.? Beutel tells Christine Romans what he predicts for oil in the coming months.

Filed under: Economy • Energy • U.S.
March 16th, 2011
08:18 AM ET

Security forces attack protesters in Bahrain

Security forces attacked protesters overnight in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, about a month after demonstrations began in the small island nation.

Ian Bremmer is the President of the Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm; Bremmer talks to Christine Romans about the latest developments from the Middle East.

Filed under: World
March 16th, 2011
07:42 AM ET

Jim Walsh: IAEA should be more proactive in Japan

Concerns about leaking radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi continue Wednesday after radiation levels spiked and a containment vessel ruptured. After being evacuated due to the heightened radiation, 50 workers in Japan are back at the plant trying to manage the radiation leaks.

But, many are asking why the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) isn't on the ground helping the Japan workers who are single-handedly trying to contain dangers at the plant.

CNN Contributor and International Security Analyst Jim Walsh talks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about the nuclear concerns in Japan. He says the situation in Japan is "turning into an international issue".

Japan is reporting that more workers have been added to the nuclear plant in Japan. Jim Walsh weighs in.

Filed under: Health • Japan Earthquake • World
March 16th, 2011
06:59 AM ET

Are concerns over radiation in the U.S. valid?

As workers were evacuated from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan due to spiking radiation levels, some Americans are becoming concerned over whether the radiation could travel to the United States.

Dr. James Thrall, Radiologist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks to Kiran Chetry about the hazards of the radiation in Japan and also speaks to whether there is any possible radiation threat in the U.S.

Filed under: Health • Japan Earthquake