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July 19th, 2009
04:08 PM ET

Florida recruits python trackers

The state of Florida wants help tracking down and euthanizing the thousands of giant pythons in the wild that are threatening native species.

We dare you to be able to look away as python tracker Greg Graziani demonstrates his technique on the scaly friend he brought with him to the interview.

July 19th, 2009
04:05 PM ET

Marine One's history-making pilot

This week the crew of President Obama's chopper made history with flight celebrating the shattering of the glass rotors.

Watch Kyra Phillips' interview with Major Jennifer Grieves-the first woman to pilot Marine One.

July 19th, 2009
01:11 PM ET

Your Feelings on Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON (CNN) - More work is needed on proposed health care reform legislation to ensure that whatever bill eventually gets passed by Congress is budget neutral, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday.
Appearing on the NBC program "Meet the Press," Sebelius said an additional tax on wealthy Americans is "a legitimate way to go forward."
A final bill "will be paid for - it will not add to the deficit," Sebelius said of health care reform, which is currently President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.
Obama seeks an overhaul to ensure that health insurance is available to the 46 million Americans currently uninsured while preventing costs to both the government and individuals from continuing to climb.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported last week that the measures currently under consideration in both chambers would fail to pay for themselves, increasing the budget deficit.

So, the more you hear about health care reform plans, are you more or less convinced that it's a good idea?
Post your comments here and we may use them live on CNN at 2p and 4p eastern today.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 19th, 2009
07:58 AM ET

Judging Sotomayor

At age 55, Sotomayor could serve on the supreme court for decades.

We wanted to get reaction to this week's confirmation hearings, from the next generation of lawyers.

Fredricka Whitfield spoke with some law students at Emory University here in Atlanta about their chosen profession, and about the Sotomayor hearings.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 19th, 2009
07:56 AM ET

Roland Martin on Obama and Air Force One

In an address to the NAACP's annual convention in New York, he said African-Americans have made a lot of progress.

But he told the crowd there's still a lot of work to be done to end discrimination for all minority groups.

CNN Political Analyst Roland Martin was part of a group of African-American journalists who got to sit down with President Obama on Air Force One to talk about some major issues.

Roland Martin aboard Air Force One

Roland Martin aboard Air Force One
Roland Martin aboard Air Force One

Roland Martin aboard Air Force One

He spoke with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about his experience.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 19th, 2009
04:13 AM ET

Coming up in the CNN Newsroom...

A video posted on the internet appears to show A U.S. soldier captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan more than two weeks ago. We'll have reaction from the Pentagon.

Indonesian police say they've recovered a laptop that they believe belonged to one of the bombers of Friday's twin hotel attacks in Indonesia. CNN's Dan Rivers is in Jakarta.

Police have arrested a man in connection with five people found dead in Tennessee and a sixth found dead in Alabama.

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

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