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June 7th, 2009
12:56 PM ET

WWII Veterans given their wings

In the nation's capitol, a lot of people are heading for the World War Two memorial. Our Elaine Quijano was there talking to veterans who share their D-Day stories.

Thanks to a program called Honor Flight, the trip to the WWII memorial was completely free for the veterans.  Honor Flight Founder Earl Morse tells Fredricka and Elaine more about the program.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
June 7th, 2009
12:37 PM ET

Chrysler dealer losing his franchise, ponders future

Chrysler will be back in court Monday, working out details of it's own demise. An appeals court late Friday okayed the sale to Fiat. So what does this mena on the Chrysler sales lots across the country? Carlos Planas has run a Chrysler dealership in the Miami area for 20 years. But as of Wednesday, that will no longer be the case.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
June 7th, 2009
12:32 PM ET

The Search for Flight 447

Search crews for Air France flight 447 are on a deadline.

Weather conditions in the area have improved. But officials say any debris will eventually sink, making recovery nearly impossible.

John Perry Fish, an expert in sonar technology, spoke to Fredricka about search details.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
June 7th, 2009
12:29 PM ET

Legal Guys Weigh in on U.S./Cuba Spy case, Goldman abduction battle

A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested and charged with being spies for the Cuban government for the past 30 years.
Meantime, David Goldman is fighting to get his son, Sean, back after his wife took the boy to Brazil more than four years ago.
We turn to our Legal Guys, Avery Friedman is a civil rights attorney and law professor, and Richard Herman is a New York criminal defense attorney.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
June 7th, 2009
12:20 PM ET

Foreclosure Prevention

So far this year, more than one million foreclosures have been filed.

Not all of those people will lose their homes. Some will find help in places like Baltimore.

A foreclosure prevention summit was held there on Saturday.

Elijah Cummings is the Democratic Congressman from Maryland. Fredricka spoke to him on hosting the summit.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
June 7th, 2009
08:37 AM ET

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

Is the assessed value of your home soaring higher than its current market value? If it is, you’re not alone. A lot of folks are finding themselves in that bind these days.

Finance expert and author Clyde Anderson gives CNN's TJ Holmes tips on ways you can lower your property taxes.


Join TJ Holmes, Betty Nguyen and Reynolds Wolf weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom beginning 6am ET/3am PT.

June 7th, 2009
04:54 AM ET

It's Sunday morning in the CNN Newsroom

It's become a weekend tradition. I can't seem to get started without first burning my tongue on hot grits from the CNN Diner.

Now I'm ready.

Ahead this morning in the CNN Newsroom... An update on the Air France flight that went missing six days ago - what searchers have found from covering an area of the Atlantic roughly the size of Nebraska.

Critical elections have begun in Lebanon that could hand control of that country's parliament over to the militant group Hezbollah. We'll have a report from Beirut.

The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a study of air quality in the nation's schools. Betty Nguyen interviews the EPA's director.

And Hurricane Ike roared ashore in Texas last September. Guess what's happening now, nine months later?

Join TJ Holmes, Betty Nguyen and Reynolds Wolf in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/3am PT.


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June 7th, 2009
04:00 AM ET

WWII Vet Remembers D-Day

No one remembers D-Day like the veterans who were there. The men who stormed the beaches of Normandy can still hear the gunfire of June 6, 1944. Guy Whidden was a paratrooper that day. He jumped out of one of the first planes to fly over the shore.


Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/3am PT.

June 7th, 2009
03:46 AM ET

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

In case you missed it, we had a terrific interview with the founder of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Nancy Brinker is Susan Komen's sister and a 25-year breast cancer survivor.


Saturday's annual 5K run in Washington D.C. is one of more than 100 races across the country every year to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.

Join TJ Holmes and Betty Nguyen weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/3am PT