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August 30th, 2011
06:11 PM ET

Parents charged in 10-year-old boy's dehydration death

A Dallas couple has been arrested and charged following the dehydration death of a 10-year-old boy.  Johnathan James was allegedly denied drinking water for five days as punishment for misbehaving.  After Johnathan collapsed, the couple called the fire department for help, but it was already too late.

On Thursday, Dallas police arrested Johnathan's father, Michael James, and his step-mother, Tina Alberson, and charged the pair with injury to a child.  Johnathan's twin brother, who witnessed the entire ordeal but didn't speak out for fear of also being punished, is providing valuable information in the case.

Brooke is joined by Dallas Deputy Chief Craig Miller, who is investigating the case and provides the heart-breaking details that police have uncovered so far in Johnathan's case.

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August 30th, 2011
05:12 PM ET

Governor Bentley: FEMA not neglecting Alabama

Alabama governor Robert Bentley joins Brooke to talk about FEMA's coverage of disaster aid in his state.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that it would freeze aid to part of the country that are recovering from recent tornados, drought, flooding, and wildfires.  Similar restrictions have been enacted when the disaster relief funds have dropped below $1 billion.  Following Hurricane Irene's barrage of the east coast over the past weekend, the fund currently stands at $800 million.  FEMA has announced that other long-term projects, including Alabama's recovery from deadly tornadoes back in April, will be put on hold for the time being in favor of those with immediate need.  Bentley says that he has no problems with how FEMA has handled the distribution of federal aid since tornadoes ravaged parts of his state in April, and that FEMA has done 'everything that (he) asked them to do'.

Later, Brooke asks the governor about a federal judge's decision to block his state's immigration law, which he had previously touted as the toughest law of its kind in the nation.

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August 30th, 2011
03:02 PM ET

BIG I: New technology 'Bulletproof' skin

Randi Kaye explores how "skin" made from spider silk stops bullets fired at a low speed.

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Filed under: Ali Velshi • The Big I