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July 8th, 2009
04:11 PM ET

Unusual procedure helps the blind to see

Few people would believe a human tooth could help a blind person see. But a new procedure is showing that it really can work. How exactly? And who can qualify for the procedure? Senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has the details.

July 8th, 2009
02:58 PM ET

The 30 Second Pitch: Veterans Edition

It's tough when you're looking for job. There are more than 14 million Americans out there in the hunt.

Imagine what it's like for America's veterans looking for jobs. They've fought for their country and some of them literally have nothing when they get home.

On CNN NewsRoom with Kyra Phillips we're passionate about the tough issues facing our vets. When we found out about the group Swords To Plowshares helping vets get back on their feet we asked them to put us in touch with veterans we could feature on The 30 Second Pitch. All the vets in the pitch need a job and some of them are also homeless.

If you have a job for them you may e-mail
Cecilia Royall at: croyall1122@yahoo.com
Prince Royall at: proyall819@yahoo.com
Chris Knieremat at: christian.knierim@yahoo.com
Margie Talavera at: margarettalavera@hotmail.com


If you've lost your job and want to be part of The 30 Second Pitch respond here or tweet us @KyraCNN.

July 8th, 2009
02:00 PM ET

The 30 Second Pitch: Success Stories

Two more of our 30 Second Pitch participants have reached their elusive goal: finding a job!

Conchetta Tuckson did the pitch when we found her at a job fair back in March. She says a contact from her appearance on CNN led to a series of 6 interviews-which finally netted her a job as an operational audit manager.

Marleen Graham had been out of work since being downsized in July of 2008. This week she's starts her new job as an i.t. technical analyst.

Marleen is a great example of how you can use the job search to network, push yourself to get creative and keep learning.

Listen as she describes her search and what she did to stay positive.

If you want to be part of the pitch get in touch with us here or tweet us @KyraCNN


Filed under: :30 Second Pitch • Kyra Phillips
July 8th, 2009
01:10 PM ET

Human sperm created in a lab

British scientists say they've developed human sperm using embryonic stem cells – and that this breakthrough may one day help infertile men father children. Senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen takes a look at what exactly the scientists did…and why some are skeptical.


Filed under: Heidi Collins
July 8th, 2009
10:42 AM ET

CNN Quick Vote: Jackson Memorial – Relive the Special Moment

What was your most memorable moment from the Jackson memorial service? We'll air your top choice in the 12 o'clock hour.
The world continues to mourn the death of Michael Jackson and relive the many special moments from his memorial service. We’d like to help honor his memory by asking you to share the moment that moved you most.


Filed under: Tony Harris
July 8th, 2009
08:49 AM ET

Investigation Details - How Much Should We Know?

Today, the GAO releases a report that details a disturbing lack of security at some government buildings. The report shows us how undercover GAO investigators managed to smuggle bomb components into all 10 federal buildings they visited.

We want to know – should detailed reports like this be released to the public, or do they put too much information into potentially dangerous hands?


Filed under: Heidi Collins