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September 15th, 2014
11:08 AM ET

Is Spanking Okay?

Do you think corporal punishment is acceptable?

After a grand jury indicted NFL player Adrian Peterson on a felony charge of child abuse, his lawyer spoke out saying that Peterson used "a switch to spank his son" in doling out discipline much like "he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas."

Basketball player Charles Barkley has defended this same cultural argument, saying "I'm from the south. Whipping, we do that all the time. Every black parent in the south is going to be in jail under those circumstances."

On "New Day" Monday, Marc Lamont Hill argued that spanking 'can be done effectively.'

But CNN commentator Mel Robbins said spanking is part of  'lazy and dangerous parenting.'

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK IN THE COMMENTS

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RELATED: Vikings star Adrian Peterson turns himself in, freed on bail

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September 15th, 2014
10:01 AM ET

Hurricane Odile Slams Baja California

Last night, Odile made landfall near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico as a major hurricane with sustained wind speeds estimated at 125 mph.

Odile landfall

Heavy rain and damaging wind impacted the city and much of the southern Baja Peninsula.

The landfall wind speed ties Hurricane Olivia in 1967 for the strongest hurricane to make landfall on Baja California.

Odile is expected to track north along the peninsula, weakening in the next few days but delivering heavy rain.

Odile track

Tropical moisture will fill into the Southwestern U.S., bringing a threat of flash flooding this week.

 

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September 5th, 2014
10:27 AM ET

Hear About the Moment When Joan Rivers Changed One Man's Life

The list of adjectives one could use to describe comedy legend Joan Rivers is seemingly endless.

Most would deem Rivers as funny, naturally, but others would be quick to note that she was acerbic, irreverent and often profane.

Yet as friends, family and fans remember the late Rivers, who died Thursday at 81, one description appears to be the most common refrain - unfailingly generous.

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August 28th, 2014
10:24 AM ET

Dangerous Rip Current Threat on Three Coastlines

Even without immediate threat of a land-falling hurricane, the tropics are stirring up dangerous rip currents in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico.

In Southern California, large waves have already impacted the area for days and there's more in the forecast.

Tropical Storm Marie is moving out to sea but continuing to impact the region with swells rivaling waves seen in Hawaii.

From North Carolina to Massachusetts, a high rip current threat is keeping beachgoers wary of the water.

Hurricane Cristobal passed between the U.S. and Bermuda sending large waves to the Northeast coastline ahead of Labor Day weekend.

Another area to watch is the Gulf of Mexico near Texas and Louisiana where a low pressure has a chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

Rain totals for the first half of the weekend could exceed 4" along the Texas coast.

The holiday is a popular time for traveling to the beach, but visitors should be prepared if the surf is too dangerous.

Labor Day weekend

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