October 9th, 2012
09:45 PM ET

Magic Johnson launches in-home HIV test and opens up about his fight with HIV

Earvin "Magic" Johnson had his career cut short when he was diagnosed with HIV 22 years ago. At the time, very few people went public with the virus.

The impact of the announcement was huge. Since then, Magic has found a new life as a successful entrepreneur and advocate.
And his latest project combines both of those things.

He's partnered with Orasure and is now a spokesperson to find a more convenient way for people to confirm their HIV status.
The oral swab test can detect HIV antibodies in just 20 minutes.

OutFront tonight: Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

Filed under: Health
October 9th, 2012
09:36 PM ET

Magic Johnson on Obama's re-election chances: "I know he's talking about taxing the wealthy...I still support him"

Earvin "Magic" Johnson says he cried the night the President Barack Obama was elected but does the basketball legend still feel the same sense of hope and change as he did in 2008? FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • Neat Guest • Politics
October 9th, 2012
09:16 PM ET

The fleet of tanks the military doesn't want but Congress is fighting to keep

Politicians love to make noise about wasteful spending. That is until they have to answer to constituents who are directly affected by those cuts.
They are $1.2 trillion in defense spending cuts set to take effect in January.

The U.S. spends as much in defense as 17 countries combined, according to The Economist. It's an area that obviously seems ripe for the cutting.
For its part - the Pentagon is trying to save money. It no longer wants to spend tax dollars upgrading the M1 Abrams tank.
But Congress just doesn't want to listen. Instead they're using the tanks to protect their own constituency.

Drew Griffin from our Special Investigations Unit - is OutFront with the story

Filed under: Politics • Sequestration
October 9th, 2012
09:06 PM ET

Shell races against time to drill in the Arctic

For a fourth straight day, gas prices in California reached a record high. A gallon of gas is 87 cents more there than the national average. The high prices are the result of a shortage. One way to bring costs down costs? Drill for more oil.

Today, Shell was doing just that - drilling into the Arctic sea floor for the first time in 20 years. The company expects to find enough oil to eventually meet one-fifth of America's needs.

It's the first major exploratory drilling plan in the U.S. since the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010, which is why environmental groups are pushing back. In the Arctic, Greenpeace says an oil spill like Deepwater could take two years to stop because of the thick winter ice.

So is this new round of drilling worth the risk?

Miguel Marquez is OutFront on Shell's drilling platform with the story.

Filed under: Energy
October 9th, 2012
08:56 PM ET

Mitt Romney clarifies 47% comment as new poll reveal gains in Ohio

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Mitt Romney tried to clarify his hidden camera remarks about the "47 percent" of Americans who he said rely on the government for support. Erin Burnett reports.

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
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