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November 23rd, 2011
11:27 AM ET

Investigators look at two new cases against Sandusky in Penn State sex scandal

Authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating two new cases of alleged child abuse against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. These are the first known cases to be reported since Sandusky's arrest and involve current underage victims.

Sara Ganim, crime reporter for "The Patriot News" and CNN contributor, discusses the latest allegations this morning on American Morning.

Filed under: Penn State
November 23rd, 2011
11:21 AM ET

Wolf Blitzer responds to Cain calling him 'Blitz': 'I've been called worse'

Last night, eight Republican candidates for President took the stage at CNN's National Security Debate, and they can't seem to agree on a common approach.

In the middle of the firestorm last night, moderating the 11th GOP debate of the 2012 presidential campaign was CNN's own Wolf Blitzer. He joined Carol Costello and Alina Cho live this morning on American Morning to talk about his takeaways last night and to respond to one of the lighter moments of the night: When Herman Cain called him "Blitz" in the middle of an answer.

Filed under: 2012 • GOP
November 23rd, 2011
11:11 AM ET

Can anxiety be good for you? TIME magazine editor on how to harness that knot in your stomach for good

Americans are a stressed out bunch. As TIME magazine writer Alice Park aptly put it: "If America were a person it would have a tension headache."

We worry about our shrinking paychecks, our longer hours at work, our growing medical bills – and Washington's inability to help us with any of these problems. But anxiety doesn't always have to be a bad thing. If anxiety is channeled properly, it can motivate us to accomplish amazing things.

Alina Cho speaks with Jeffrey Klueger, senior editor for TIME Magazine, to discuss why Americans are more stressed than ever – and how we can use that anxiety to our advantage.

Filed under: Health
November 23rd, 2011
10:58 AM ET

Mom of detained American student in Egypt says he is safe for now, could be charged

Egyptian authorities expect to once again question three American college students arrested during the uprising in Egypt. 

The three students, Derrik Sweeney, Gregory Porter and Luke Gates, are accused of lobbing Molotov cocktails while demonstrating in Tahrir Square. Police detained them on Monday night. The students were spending the semester in Cairo as part of a study-abroad program.

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello speaks with Joy Sweeney, the mother of Derrik Sweeney, for an update on her son's situation in Egypt. She reports that her husband talked with Roberto Powers, the U.S. consul general in Egypt, who said the three boys are safe and will be further questioned before the attorney general decides if he will file charges against them.

Filed under: Egypt
November 23rd, 2011
10:54 AM ET

Undecided voters weigh in on CNN National Security Debate

The eight GOP presidential hopefuls squared off once again in last night's CNN National Security Debate.

The candidates tackled questions on tough foreign policy issues confronting the United States, including the war in Afghanistan, aid to Pakistan and cuts in defense spending. This was the 11th major showdown between the Republican candidates, and the first in which Newt Gingirch came in as the frontrunner.

Alina Cho talks with Larry Arnn and Caroline Elliot, two undecided voters who attended the debate to see if last night helped them clarify their choice for the GOP nomination.

Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
November 23rd, 2011
10:39 AM ET

DNC chair: Romney 'has dangerous views'

The eight GOP presidential hopefuls squared off in Washington last night during CNN's National Security Debate. The candidates had some heated exchanges on foreign policy, and seemed to only agree on one thing: their desire to boot President Obama out of the White House.

Today on American Morning, Alina Cho speaks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz to defend President Obama's performance.

Filed under: 2012 • Politics
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