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May 11th, 2011
12:14 PM ET

Police speculate there may be more than one killer in Long Island case

Ten sets of remains have been found along Long Island beaches, and police say it could be the work of multiple killers. Lou Palumbo, retired Nassau County police officer spoke to CNN's American Morning on why he is not surprised about the discoveries.

Filed under: Crime
May 11th, 2011
12:04 PM ET

When your doctor gives orders, follow them

Three out of four Americans fail to take prescribed medicines as directed, meaning 75% of Americans are at risk of not healing as quickly or suffering increased symptoms and serious health complications from illnesses. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin is announcing a new prescription drug adherence campaign called Script Your Future. She speaks with Kiran about the campaign and why listening to your doctor could save your life.

Filed under: Health
May 11th, 2011
11:42 AM ET

Should schools be year-round?

Out of 34 countries, America ranks on the lower end in reading, science and math. Is year-round schooling a solution?
CNN’s Ali Velshi speaks with LZ Granderson who thinks summer breaks are a thing of the past.

Filed under: Education
May 11th, 2011
11:32 AM ET

The rift in U.S.-Pakistan relations

What’s next for the U.S. and Pakistan relationship after the death of Osama bin Laden? CNN's American Morning speaks with Akbar Ahmed, Prof. of Islamic Studies on the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, China’s interest in the NAVY Seals' helicopter wreckage, and Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

Filed under: Pakistan
May 11th, 2011
10:30 AM ET

Mississippi River still rising and heading further South

The Mississippi River is rising higher each day and the Army Corps of Engineers are exhausting every measure to keep the flooding under control. CNN’s Christine Romans talked to Senior Vice President for Conservation Andrew Fahlund about the country’s reliance on levees, what needs to change and what the next steps should be to contain the Mississippi river.

Filed under: Weather
May 11th, 2011
07:33 AM ET

Spanx founder gives skinny on shapewear mega brand

Celebrities wear them on the red carpet, and now you can even buy them at Target–Spanx, the shapewear mega brand, is helping women (and men) look slimmer under their clothes. Over nine million pairs of the footless pantyhose have been sold.

The brand began with a pair of white pants that were a little too tight and a derriere that was a little too big. Today on American Morning's Alina Cho talks to Spanx founder Sara Blakely. Blakely tells the story of how she created the product and built the $350 million business.

Plus, watch Ali, Kiran and Christine check out Spanx's latest products- for men!

Filed under: Business
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