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June 8th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

Surviving scandal: Those who did, and those who didn't

Calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation are growing louder this morning. But certainly, Washington and politics in general has had its share of scandals with mixed outcomes. Some lawmakers have been able to take the pressure and keep their jobs, while others have disappeared.

American Morning's Kiran Chetry broke down a list of the recent notable offenders and their outcomes.

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June 8th, 2011
10:26 AM ET

Why is America the 'no vacation nation'?

A recent Reuters poll found that just 57% of U.S. workers use all of their vacation days, compared to nearly 90% of French employees.

International editor at Travel and Leisure, Mark Orwoll, joins the AM anchors this morning to discuss the importance of time off and why Americans seem to be all work and no play.

June 8th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Why are so many American students unprepared for college?

A recent Alliance for Excellent Education report found that one out of three high school students needs to take remedial classes in English, science and math before entering college.

CNN education contributor Steve Perry joins American Morning's Kiran Chetry this morning to talk about what is going on in our nation's high school class rooms and why so many students are coming to college unprepared.

June 8th, 2011
08:27 AM ET

NAACP responds to criticism of lawsuit aimed at preventing school closures

This week, CNN education contributor Steve Perry was fired up about the NAACP's decision to join the New York City teachers union in a lawsuit to stop the city from closing some of its worst-performing schools. The closures would then open the door for new charter schools to take over those buildings.

To respond to Steve Perry's argument, AM's Christine Romans spoke with NAACP general counsel Kim Keenan about the group's position on the lawsuit.

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Filed under: Education
June 8th, 2011
08:15 AM ET

Wild weather: What's behind the recent tornadoes, floods, record heat

When it comes to the weather this year, the U.S. can't seem to catch a break.

With historic flooding, a record number of tornadoes, raging wildfires in Arizona and record heat across the country, could all these weather elements be related?

Jack Hayes, the director of the NOAA National Weather Service, talks with American Morning's Kiran Chetry to explain why the U.S. is experiencing intense weather and whether it's part of a bigger trend.

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Filed under: Environment • Weather
June 8th, 2011
08:07 AM ET

Will Rep. Weiner's career survive the sexting scandal?

Washington (CNN) - Democratic leaders in Congress turned their backs Tuesday on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner a day after the New York Democrat admitted to improper sexually-tinged communications with women and lying about it.

"I wish there was some way I could defend him, but I can't," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, told reporters. Asked what he would say if Weiner sought advice, Reid smiled and responded: "I'd tell him to call someone else."

This morning on American Morning, Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman and CNN political contributor James Carville discuss how Rep. Anthony Weiner can come out strong after the sexting scandal.

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