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March 14th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Rep. Markey calls for moratorium on new U.S. nuclear plants

In the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) is calling for a moratorium on new nuclear facilities in the United States.

American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Rep. Markey about the disaster in Japan and nuclear plans in the U.S.

Filed under: Japan Earthquake • Security • U.S. • World
March 10th, 2011
09:16 AM ET

TIME Magazine explores online data mining

The newest issue of TIME Magazine explores data mining, a method some companies use to collect information about you online to then sell to advertisers.

Is data mining a breach of security? And just how much to companies know about you? TIME Magazine Contributor Joel Stein wrote this week's cover story about data mining and talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about what he found out.

Filed under: Consumers • Security • TIME
March 10th, 2011
08:22 AM ET

Muslim-American Rep. Keith Ellison to testify at Rep. King's hearings

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will be holding hearings on the radicalization of Muslim-Americans Thursday, but critics say the hearings are putting Islam on trial.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, has said the hearings unfairly target American Muslims. He will testify at Thursday's hearings.  Rep. Ellison talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Politics • Security • U.S.
March 7th, 2011
08:26 AM ET

Are Congressional hearings putting Islam on trial?

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will be holding Congressional hearings on the threat of home-grown terrorism Thursday.

Rep. King, the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, says the threat needs to be investigated but there are many Americans who disagree; 500 protesters gathered in New York's Times Square Sunday in opposition to the hearings.

T.J. Holmes talks to Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, the President of the American lslamic Forum for Democracy, who will be testifying at Thursday's hearings and Eboo Patel, the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core, who says the hearings are dividing Americans.

Filed under: Politics • Security • U.S.
February 24th, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Radical Islamists could step in should Gadhafi fall

As Libya spirals into turmoil, some in the intelligence community are predicting a military coup. If Col. Gadhafi were overthrown, however, there is a possibility that Al Qaeda forces would attempt to move in.

Jamie Smith is a fmr. CIA Officer and the CEO of SCG International, a global security firm. Smith attended security briefings in Washington, D.C. Wednesday about Libya and talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the volatile situation in North Africa.

Filed under: Security • World
February 23rd, 2011
07:50 AM ET

Friend remembers couple killed at sea, says they knew the danger

Negotiations between Somali pirates and the U.S. Navy ended brutally Tuesday in the shooting deaths of four Americans.

The Americans–Jean and Scott Adam, Phyllis Macay and Robert A. Riggle– were taken hostage by Somali pirates Friday as they sailed in notoriously dangerous waters off the coast of Oman. The Adams were fulfilling their dream of embarking on a missionary sailing trip around the world and were accompanied by crew-members Macay and Riggle.

Naval forces were trailing the pirates' ship, when pirates fired a rocket propelled grenade at the U.S. cruiser. Then, seeing gunfire where the hostages were being held, the Navy entered the cabin on the pirates' ship where they found the Americans shot dead.

Clayton Schmit was a close friend of the Adams and talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Security • U.S. • World
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