>Is that chocolate I smell on your morning breath?

>Hey there! After Easter candy all weekend, this may be your favorite story too:

Scanners that tell you your dress size… coming to a store near you! Keep reading. (Even Jen on maternity leave emailed that this is awesome.)
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First, hope you had a good weekend and time with family.
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Today’s weather could be just as potentially dangerous as weekend storms were in places like Missouri and Texas.
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If you didn’t watch TV over the weekend, you may not have gotten a look at the damage storms did to the AIRPORT TERMINAL in St. Louis.
Now we know why it was so devastating:
The winds were as strong as you’d get in a Cat 5 hurricane!

Bob’s all over it to tell us who’s in the danger zone today.
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Eating fast food without ruining your diet is getting easier:
Check out a list of the healthiest fast food chains. Look under “Express Links” on cnn.com/Robin.
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We’ve learned Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will attend her husband’s liftoff into space.
See what part of physical rehab she is working on now.
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The Royal Wedding is 4 days away.
We’ll take you live to London this morning to look at everything from the trinkets to the newly-released guest list.
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Obese kids engage in risky behavior.
This is an eye-opening find that begs the question, why? So we scour the findings for that.
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Hide your kids, hide your wife.
Hide your marijuana?

One of the most famous stars of a viral video is highly visible again… for legal reasons.
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Check out the Airport-like scanner coming to malls. It will tell women their clothing size… which differs from store to store!
Mommy likey.
(Except if other people can peer over your shoulder while your size is divulged)
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Hey!My New York Times best-selling book is coming out again, this time in paperback on May 25. But you can pre-order “Morning Sunshine! How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It Too” now here: Amazon.com

>Thanks for all the wonderful birthday greetings!

>Made it thru my birthday with a minimum of long-lasting damages. Thanks to everybody who wished me a Happy Birthday on the facebook page.
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Good morning and Good Friday to everyone who will be celebrating Easter this weekend!
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If you’re traveling for the holiday weekend, You’re paying about a dollar more a gallon for gas than you were a year ago But listen to this:
The govt. is stepping in to make sure you’re not getting ripped off.
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How have you had to adjust to rising gas prices? Their impact on your life?
Go to cnn.com/robin to link to our facebook page, or email (morningexpress@cnn.com), or you can just tweet me right now… @robinmeade on twitter.
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JURORS WILL SEE PHOTOS OF A Deceased MICHAEL JACKSON!
Wow.
Beyond the jarring sounds of that:
see what impact that viewing by the jurors, will likely have on the trial of michael jackson’s doctor.
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In addition to Good Friday.
Did you also realize it’s earth day?
Honey people are loading you up with freebies!
Check out the list here.
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You want fries with that?
fewer people are saying yes!
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Charlie Sheen went to college yesterday.
He didn’t hit the books.
But he did hit something else.
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Alrighty! Shall we see each other for our usual appointment? ON TV, jammy-wearing-gem, you.

>FAA Screws up another flight – with Michelle Obama’s plane

>Morning, Sunshine!

Another close call in the air – this one involving the First Lady.
Michelle Obama’s plane had to abort its landing because it got too close to a military cargo plane. Her plane was three miles from the other one, when it should have been five miles away.

Hello? FAA? Is anybody home?
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A grim anniversary…
1 year ago today the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 people.
We’ll hear from the father of one of the men killed about who he thinks is to blame and what he thinks should be done.
Plus we’ll look at the condition of the Gulf of Mexico 1 year later.
We want to hear from you too… what do you see when you look back at the disaster, and when you look ahead at the Gulf? Facebook, email morningexpress@cnn.com or tweet @RobinMeade
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You’ll soon get more money if you’re bumped from a flight.
That’s part of the new passenger bill of rights that goes into effect in a few months.
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The new NFL schedule is out, but will they even play?
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You might have a trust fund… and not even know it.
A new study says a majority of parents with more than $3 million haven’t told their kids about it.
Come on Mom & Dad – tell me now!
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Who says “I love you” first in a relationship?
We’ll tell you who and why.

>I’m back! And rarin’ to go – but maybe not by air and NO I don’t smoke.

>It’s good to be back!
We have lots of stuff going on this morning…

First of all, I don’t smoke…

No way. Never have. RT @FT3482: @RobinMeade stumbled upon vid that claimed U were a smoker Is this true? My guess would be NO WAY! about 15 hours ago

Here’s the video everybody’s seeing… and think about it folks, CNN would allow smoking inside the building? No.


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Another problem at air traffic control leads to 2 more suspensions. The controllers weren’t sleeping, but they weren’t working either. We’ve got the details.
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More severe weather is coming this afternoon.
Today’s target is smack dab in the middle of the country. Bob’s got the latest on that.
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Charlie Sheen’s $100 million lawsuit against his former bosses starts today.
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Sniffling, sneezing, runny eyes – where springtime allergies are hitting you the hardest.
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McDonald’s is supersizing its hiring today. 50,000 jobs are up for grabs.
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A major league pitcher who got a $2 million signing bonus is accused of shoplifting a few shirts worth about 60-bucks. What?
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Airline prices are going up for summer travel.
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How accurate are the expiration dates on your food? Turns out there may be a little more wiggle room than we thought – under the right conditions.

>Where’s Robin Meade? I’ll be back in my chair Tuesday

>Good morning. Robin is on assignment. Natasha Curry is in the driver’s seat.

Another air traffic controller has fallen asleep. Why does this keep happening? We’ll tell you about a work shift that’s so tough, the folks who do it call it “the rattler.”

And we are following the tragic aftermath of the monster storms that swept through the Southeast. You’ll hear from a woman who lost several members of her family. And see new, incredible video of the destruction. All told, 40 people died over the weekend.

Rescue teams are digging more than a mile underground to try to save a 53-year-old Idaho man after a cave-in at a mine. There’s fear of another collapse.

You’ll follow a robot for the first look inside one of Japan’s earthquake-damaged nuclear reactors. And now we have a pretty good idea just how long it’s going to take to bring the crisis under control.

You may know the inspiring story of the man who says he fought to bring education for girls to remote Afghanistan and Pakistan. But is it true? People are lining up to slam the book “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations … One School at a Time”

Also…
Nic Cage reportedly went on a drunken tear this weekend. Cops hauled him downtown. And guess who had to bail him out? Dog, the bounty hunter… postal rates going up again…. and an incredibly close finish at Talladega. If we didn’t slow-mo the final seconds, you’d swear you couldn’t tell.

>Feature your mom on TV for mother’s day

>Good morning. Robin is off today. Natasha Curry has the wheel.

Salute to Mothers
Salute your Mom on Morning Express with Robin Meade! May 8th (Mother’s Day) is closer than you think! Put your mom on TV for Mother’s Day! We’ll be saluting Moms all week starting May 2nd. CLICK HERE for all the details you need to know!

You may be buying meat that can make you dangerously sick. A new study has found alarming levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in meat and poultry in stores all across the country. We’re looking at just how bad it is and what you need to do to stay safe.

Rough weather is a major story today. The Midwest just got hammered. At least two people have been killed by storms that left a trail of smashed homes, cars and downed power lines. Now they’re heading east.

A big shakeup on daytime TV. ABC is canceling two soaps that have been around for 40 years. Who’s leaving… and why… And what’s taking their places.

Did you hear the rumor about Zsa Zsa having a baby? We’ll tell you what’s really going on here.

Ford is recalling more than a million F-150 trucks to fix a problem that might cause your airbag to deploy. Which vehicles are affected and what you need to do if you see a warning light on your dashboard.

Also:

A new Chicago restaurant doesn’t take reservations. It sells tickets. You pay, regardless of whether you eat…. Georgia lawmakers just passed one of the toughest immigration laws in the country. Will the governor sign? The FAA official in charge of air traffic control has resigned after another controller was found sleeping on the job… and a teenager who lost his hand in a construction accident, now has a new prosthetic one…. just in time for prom.

>More traffic controllers snoozin’ on the job!

>Oh geez.
It’s happened again.
For the 6th time this year, an air traffic controller has been caught asleep on the job.
And somebody was trying to land with a sick person on board!
Check out the new rules in place as of last night.
We want to hear your views on this story… sound off on Facebook , Tweet me @RobinMeade or shoot us an email (morningexpress@cnn.com). The links to all those ways to be heard are on our main webpage: cnn.com/Robin.
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Hey heads up for our viewers in Tornado Alley.
Unfortunately it could live up to its name today.
Bob says some storms will be developing while you are watching us. But he says the real fireworks will come later today for OK, AR, KS. Large hail too.
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Another reason to drop a few pounds – it could help your brain.
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President Obama makes his case to cut the budget – and his critics fire back. (Meanwhile, VP Biden seemed a little less interested – did he catch a nap during the prez’s speech!?) Heeee heeee.
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Stop me if you’ve heard this before:
ANOTHER toddler served alcohol
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Barry Bonds found guilty on one count – the jury was hung on three others. What’s next? Jail maybe?
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Job openings are up!
they were at their highest level in more than two years.
jen’s got the details on what that really means if you’re looking for work.
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>TSA pats down a 6-year-old. Ludicrous or safety first?

>Let’s make Wednesday your best day of the week yet.
Not a bad way to come out of the block, eh?
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When you tune in this morning:
An internet video shows the TSA patting down a tiny little girl.
It’s caused an uproar, and raises questions about whether the TSA has a one-size-fits-all policy.
Ludicrous to pat down a 6-year-old?
Or safety first?

See the vid on the show, sound off here: cnn.com/robin, get the links to email us, Facebook us or tweet me @robinmeade on Twitter.
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No more little flip cams?!
Call it the side effect of smartphones that do everything except cook your dinner. Jennifer has more on the flip cam fade-away.
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Teens who are constantly plugged into music may be plugging into depression, if you believe some new info out this morning.
(Personally, couldn’t it go both ways, depending on what you’re listening too?) See what you think of this.
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Baseball season is providing a welcome distraction and entertainment in Japan, about a month after its terrible quake and tsunami.
Joe Carter has more on that.
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Check out a new smartphone with TWO screens. You’ll see it here.
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Bob has these important points in weather today:
There’s a rainmaker for VA, PA, MD, the Northeast.
And flood warnings in the upper Midwest.
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What are the top 10 royal wedding souvenirs?
Some are what you’d expect, like an official wedding coin, or china.
But check out the unusual items on the list.

Speaking of the Royal Wedding… are you following “Real Housewife of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump on Twitter (@lisavanderpump) ? She’s HLN’s special Royal Wedding contributor so you’ll be seeing a lot of her.

>Fukushima = Chernobyl

>Morning! I see your hair had a party after you went to bed.

Glad to see you are part of today’s early club.

On the show today…
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How frightening: ANOTHER new quake in Japan this morning.
But it’s the LOCATION that’s unnerving.
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That comes just a short time after we learned this:
The level of the nuclear threat is on par with the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe. What’s that mean in terms of health and safety?
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You gotta see this video!
Planes collide at JFK airport while taxiing.
And we happened to have a reporter on board. Hear his description of what happened.
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Twilight fans:
Watch out for the Twilight Facebook scam today.
You’ll see a scam advertising a fake game based on the upcoming movie “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.”
Watch for the deets in the show.
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This ain’t apple juice.
We have reax this morning after a toddler was accidentally served alcohol in a sippy cup at an Applebee’s in Michigan!
Mom says the toddler was saying hi and bye to the walls.
What happened and what the restaurant is saying…
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Letting your partners eyes wander could be good for your relationship? Say what?!

>Major storms in Texas and Iowa and Wisconsin

>Good morning… hope you had a good weekend.

For many of your fellow viewers in Wisconsin, it was anything but a good weekend.
Tune in today for video after storms damaged or destroyed 25 homes.
You’ll learn more than just the numbers. See the people of the story and where the circumstances have left them today.
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Also in the news today:

Parenting impacts your health!
You’d think all the running around chasing after little ones and taking care of them would take care of this:
But apparently we hate to see the leftover chicken nuggets and grilled cheese go to waste!
And our waists show it.
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Have you heard of the South African golfer who won the Masters?
He did it after an unbelievable number of players were still seriously in the running on the final day!
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Gas prices. Ouch. They’re eyeing that painful mark of $4 a gallon.
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1 month later and Japan still can’t catch a break. A magnitude 7.1 quake hit the country’s northeastern coast TODAY.
And there are new evacuations from the area around the damaged nuclear plant.
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So that’s on the show today.

I gotta tell ya, I left my blackberry in a car, and haven’t had it all weekend. Feeling Twitter withdrawals. Ha! Crossing my fingers that I get the blackberry back.

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