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July 27th, 2009
11:50 AM ET

Girl Shunned By Family After Gang Rape

It's one of those stories that just keeps getting worse, the more you hear. An 8-year-old Liberian refugee: attacked and gang-raped in Phoenix. Her alleged rapists: four young boys, also Liberian refugees. The girl's family: horrified - by HER.
Well, this story raised a huge outcry as it rocketed around the world –all the way to the Liberian capital, Monrovia. In fact, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wanted to talk about the case with Kyra.

 

 

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July 27th, 2009
08:29 AM ET

A Second Chance for Michael Vick?

From Executive Producer Cari Hernandez

Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for.

Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Vick - with some restrictions.

The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback is free after serving 18 months in prison for bankrolling a dogfighting ring.

He could participate in regular-season games as early as October.

A number of teams have already said they would not be making Vick any offers.

We want to know your thoughts.

Should Michael Vick really be allowed back in the NFL this season?


Filed under: Heidi Collins
July 27th, 2009
07:26 AM ET

Spending & Saving

Have you changed your spending and saving habits because of the recession?

July 27th, 2009
06:25 AM ET

Political ‘Half-Truths’ from left and right?

There are all sorts of competing claims about what’s happening to the billions of dollars in recovery funds, and our Josh Levs is keeping an eye on them.

Has the stimulus already provided $43 billion in tax relief? And how much are you paying for those signs along the highway touting the stimulus? Watch Josh with fellow fact-checker Bill Adair of Politifact.com.

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

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