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June 18th, 2009
10:15 PM ET

A Voice From Tehran

The control room got the call about half an hour into Kyra's 1pET show; we had a "beeper" - guest on the phone - from the Iranian capital. To providing what boxed-in international journalists couldn't: a first-person account of the day's mass rally in the streets of Tehran.

 

June 18th, 2009
03:57 PM ET

Racial Discrepancies and Healthcare

 

Do people of different races get treated differently at the doctor's office and in hospitals? Tony and CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen discuss whether the color of your skin matters when it comes to healthcare.


Filed under: Tony Harris
June 18th, 2009
10:25 AM ET

Holocaust Survivor Describes Shooting at Museum

CNN's Barabara Starr interviewed Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin on her first day back at the Holocaust Memorial Museum since a gunman shot killed security officer Stephen Tyrone Johns.

The funeral for Stephen Johns is tomorrow morning at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland.


Filed under: Tony Harris • Tony's Blog Bonus
June 18th, 2009
09:21 AM ET

Health Care Costs: How the U.S. Compares

FROM SENIOR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT ELIZABETH COHEN

As the debate heats up on Capitol Hill regarding health care reform, Tony and I have been exploring many of the issues surrounding why people on all sides of the debate say reform is needed. Yesterday, we compared health care costs in the United States versus other parts of the world.

At noon ET today, we are going to talk about preexisting conditions and the challenge of getting health insurance. Both the Democrats and the Republicans say their plans would guarantee coverage for people with preexisting conditions. Have you had a problem? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience.

June 18th, 2009
09:11 AM ET

WORLD REFUGEE DAY

World Refugee Day brings attention and focus to the 42 million people who are forcibly displaced by natural disasters, armed conflict and persecution.

Although the number of uprooted people across the world dropped slightly last year, displacement in the conflict zones in Sri Lanka and Pakistan and the ongoing crisis in Somalia this year have "already more than offset the decline," the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says.

CNN's David McKenzie recently reported from the Hagadera camp in Daadab Kenya, what could be described as the epicenter of the refugee crisis. Swelled by fleeing Somalis, this camp built to handle 90,000 now holds over 274,000, making this the world's largest refugee camp.

To learn more about World Refugee Day, and the numerous organizations working to ease the plight of refugees, please visit our Impact Your World page.


Filed under: Impact Your World • Tony Harris
June 18th, 2009
08:30 AM ET

Iran & the Media's Coverage

What do you think of the coverage of the Iranian election and election aftermath? Post your thoughts below.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Heidi Collins