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July 26th, 2009
11:16 PM ET

Cambridge Cops Defend Sgt. Crowley

Members of the Cambridge Police Dept. in Massachusetts tell CNN's Don Lemon in an exclusive interview that fellow officer Sgt. James Crowley did nothing wrong when he arrested Harvard professor Henry Gates for disorderly conduct. The charges were quickly dropped.


Filed under: Don Lemon
July 26th, 2009
08:43 PM ET

Is Racial Profiling Real?

A panel of experts joins CNN's Don Lemon on Saturday night to discuss the arrest of Henry "Skip" Gates, esteemed professor of African-American studies at Harvard University. He was inside his own home in Cambridge when a white police officer came to his door in response to a 911 call of a possible break-in at the residence. What happened next is not 100 percent clear, but Gates ended up in handcuffs. Disorderly conduct charges were later dropped, but immediately allegations of racial profiling surfaced. The panel explains how this incident speaks to a much deeper issue that needs to be addressed at all levels of society.


Filed under: Don Lemon
July 26th, 2009
11:53 AM ET

Would you volunteer to test the swine flu vaccine?

Candidates around the world are being recruited for swine flu vaccine tests.

Concern about the H1N1 virus grew after it spread quickly around the globe earlier this year.

Concern about the H1N1 virus grew after it spread quickly around the globe earlier this year.

Earlier this week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced human trials for a swine flu vaccine would begin in early August.

CNN confirmed the Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development has received more than 500 responses from potential volunteers since the announcement was made.

The goal is to have a new flu vaccine to protect people against swine flu before winter.

So here's what we want to know. Would you be a volunteer to test the vaccine? Why or why not? And do you have any concerns that a vaccine may not be safe due to fast-track testing and approval?


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 26th, 2009
11:50 AM ET

The Cambridge Controversy, finding the Nation's "teaching moment"

Despite the President's recalibrated comments, America's racial debate rages on.

Are we any closer to the so-called teaching moment?

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield asked Cleveland columnist Mansfield Frazier and CNN political analyst Roland Martin.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 26th, 2009
11:37 AM ET

Health Coverage for Everyone: What we can learn from Massachusetts

Before lawmakers in Washington decide on a health coverage plan styled after the one in Massachusetts, they might ask: How's it working there?

We're going to ask one of the people who helps lead that program,
Doctor JudyAnn Bigby is the Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 26th, 2009
11:33 AM ET

Gates arrest stirs debate over racial profiling

You can't turn on the news with out hearing about the arrest of Henry Gates, a professor at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Fredricka spoke with Sophia Nelson, a blogger who's editorial appeared Saturday in "The Root." Professor Gates is their editor-in-chief.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 26th, 2009
11:27 AM ET

The Legal Guys weigh in

Each week, our legal guys Avery Friedman and Richard Herman join us to speak about the hot topics of the week.

Here's what they had to say this week.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 26th, 2009
11:20 AM ET

Easing racial tension

Author Nathan McCall has written three books on racial issues in America.

He sat down with Fredricka Whitfield to talk about the uproar over Professor Henry Gates' arrest and President Obama's reaction.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 26th, 2009
07:41 AM ET

What Should Sarah Palin Do Next?

Sarah Palin is stepping down as Governor of Alaska today. What do you think the former Republican vice presidential candidate should do next?

Let us know what you think Sarah Palin should do by leaving a comment below - we may read them on the air in the CNN Newsroom.

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Filed under: Clips from CNN Newsroom
July 26th, 2009
05:06 AM ET

Health Care Reform "Truth-o-meter"

Does the Health Care Reform bill outlaw private health insurance? Our Josh Levs checks it out.

Join Josh Levs, TJ Holmes and Reynolds Wolf in the CNN Newsroom; Brooke Baldwin is in for Betty Nguyen today, 6am ET/3am PT.

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