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May 31st, 2012
06:53 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Thursday, May 31st, 2012

This morning, "Starting Point" is live at 7am Eastern. Soledad O'Brien will be joined by panelists including TheBlaze.com columnist Will Cain, CNN contributor Margaret Hoover and Columbia University's Marc Lamont Hill. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

First private capsule to dock at space station begins return flight to Earth

Report: Gunmen kidnap 2 U.S. tourists in Egypt's Sinai region

Judge gives tapes to LAPD in 'Manson family' investigation of unsolved murders

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[UPDATED 7:02am Eastern] CNN's Jill Doughterty has an update on the two Americans who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt. She says U.S. state department is in touch with Egyptian authorities to resolve the situation. Says the two Americans were on their way to a resort in Dahab when they were held up by gunpoint.


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  1. D

    The next time a politician, republican or democrat, is discussing failed policies ask them what they are doing to rectify the problem. I don't want to hear the continuous bashing of the other side because that doesn't help stimulate the economy or lower the nation's debt. Our elected officials need to stop acting like childtren and get the job done.

    June 1, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. njmeycpa23

    Lets be honest, Truancy laws have nothing to do with children, it has to do with money. Schools receive money based on student attendance. Once that is made clear, then you can see how the judge comes to the conclusion and sentence he made. Although she works 2 jobs, and is an excellent student with a great work ethic who other students should look up to, she cost her school money, and for that she should be punished. After all isn't that what we do in this country when they cost our public institutions money, we punish them. Very sad and unfortunate.

    May 31, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. erich vess

    in regaurds to the mermaid show. i saw it the other night and could not believe what i was watching. when it showed the body on the beach my jaw dropped. i did think it was a re enactment but i could not believe this could happen. then you see the end it u realise it is fiction. but in all honesty i thought while watching it was real for a few reason. the biggest being this...(my point) back at the turn of the 20th century we would of never though we would travel to space let alone walk on the moon. look at how far we have come with computers that fit in your hand to driving cars instead of walking or riding horses. Dinosaurs..... finding fish that glow in the dark in the deepest parts of the ocean. So maybe we will find out that mermaids, as far fetched as it seems might exist. maybe they wont look like us with tails or hot babes with sea shell bikinis, maybe the will look more like manities but hey why rule anything out now?

    May 31, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse | Reply

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