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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.
March 30th, 2011
08:10 AM ET

Libyan woman claims she was raped by Gadhafi's militia men

Eman al-Obeidy said she wanted the world to know about Gadhafi's brutal regime when she stormed into a hotel housing foreign journalists Saturday and told the reporters she had been raped by 15 militia men. But, as she tried to tell her story, al-Obeidy was quickly manhandled, and forced out of the building and into custody.

The incident begs questions about the treatment and role of women in Libya and the greater Muslim world. Mona Eltahawy, a columnist on Arab and Muslim issues, talks to American Morning about al-Obeidy's story and women's rights.

Filed under: Libya • Women's Rights • World
March 29th, 2011
10:39 AM ET

Walmart fights potential class action lawsuit at the Supreme Court

(CNN) - Think big - really big - and you may understand the stakes in an upcoming Supreme Court case that could have a profound impact on nearly every American business with employees.

At issue is whether the justices should allow certification of the largest class-action employment lawsuit in U.S. history, a long-standing dispute against mega-corporation Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over alleged gender bias in pay and promotions. Arguments in the case are Tuesday morning and ruling can be expected by late June.

CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin talks to Christine Romans about the potential implications of the suit and what is expected to happen in court Tuesday.

Filed under: Law • U.S.
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