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March 30th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

Ohio collective-bargaining battle gets personal

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - In their bruising fight over collective-bargaining rights with Ohio's governor, police and firefighter unions have put their battle cry on a bumper sticker, "Help the Middle Class, Ticket Kasich."
The one-liner is a reference to a 3-year-old routine traffic stop that Gov. John Kasich would rather forget.
In 2008, Kasich was pulled over by Columbus police Officer Robert Barrett for failing to change lanes while passing an emergency vehicle with its lights flashing.
Flash forward to 2011. Days after being sworn in as governor, the longtime Republican politician ridiculed the citation he received, telling a group of state employees that Barrett was an example of poor public service.

Read the rest of the article here, or see Jim Acosta's video piece on the story below.

Filed under: Ohio
March 30th, 2011
11:22 AM ET

Baby bald eagles to hatch on live web feed

Three baby bald eagles are about to on the web.

The Raptor Resource Project, an Iowa-based non-profit, set up two cameras perched 80 feet high in a cottonwood tree where the mother eagle has her nest. The group will provide live streaming of the nest through all three eggs hatching.

The group says at such high resolution, viewers should be able to see cracks forming in the eggs before they hatch.

You can check it out now on Watch the mother eagle waking up on "American Morning" this morning.

Filed under: American Morning
March 30th, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Bill Bennett: Americans tip-toeing around issue of radical Islam

CNN Political Contributor and National Talk Radio Host Bill Bennett is out with a new book, "The Fight of Our Lives".

In "The Fight of Our Lives", which releases Wednesday, Bennett argues that Americans are tip-toeing around the issue of radial Islam.

Bennett talks about his new book "The Fight of Our Lives" with American Morning.

Filed under: Books • Security • U.S.
March 30th, 2011
09:31 AM ET

Fortune Magazine's Shawn Tully: U.S. headed for a real estate recovery

In Fortune Magazine's new cover article, "The Return of Real Estate", Shawn Tully argues the downtown in new construction and housing prices is preparing the U.S. for a real estate recovery.

Tully talks to American Morning about "The Return of Real Estate".

Filed under: Consumers • Economy • U.S.
March 30th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Women take on Walmart

(CNN) - Female workers suing retail giant Wal-Mart Stores for workplace discrimination faced an uphill battle at the Supreme Court Tuesday in their efforts to proceed in a massive class-action lawsuit. The case is among the most important case of its kind the justices have ever heard, and a ruling could eventually impact businesses large and small.

Betty Dukes, Plaintiff in class action suit against Wal-Mart, and Joseph Sellers, Co-Lead Counsel for Paintiffs, talk to Christine Romans about the case.

Filed under: Business • Jobs • Law • U.S. • Women's Rights
March 30th, 2011
08:15 AM ET

Nine die due to contaminated IV bags

Nine patients have died due to contaminated IV bags in Alabama hospitals. The patients had all been receiving intravenous nutritional supplements provided by a Birmingham pharmacy called Meds IV, which are believed to have been contaminated with a lethal bacteria. In total, nineteen patients are confirmed to have been infected by the bacteria.

Dr. Donald Williamson is the Alabama State Health Officer and Director, Alabama Department of Public Health. Dr. Williamson talks to American Morning about the contaminated IV bags.

Filed under: Health • U.S.
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