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September 6th, 2009
04:39 PM ET

"Hillary: The Movie" Waits for Sotomayor

A big week ahead for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

She'll hear her first case on the high court. The justices are coming back almost a month early to take up a fascinating free-speech case.

It all started with a sharply critical movie that a conservative group made about Hillary Clinton's run for president.

The supreme court heard arguments about whether the movie amounted to a campaign ad. That's leading to a ruling on whether there should be any limits on campaign spending by corporations and labor unions.

Attorney Tanya Acker helped prepare cases for the supreme court when she worked at the justice department during the Clinton administration. She talks to CNN's Fredricka Whitfield.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 6th, 2009
02:34 PM ET

Children in H1N1 Vaccine Trials

Swine flu vaccine trials under way around the country. Thousands of adults and children taking part.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield spoke with a family who's children have volunteered to get the vaccine.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 6th, 2009
01:02 PM ET

H1N1 Myths vs. Reality

Fact or Fiction? Our answers to your Swine Flu questions.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
September 6th, 2009
11:45 AM ET

Castration for Violent Sex Offenders?

Dr. Fred Berlin, founder of the Sexual Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Jake Goldenflame, a convicted child molester who now works to help other sex offenders, discuss with CNN's Richard Lui whether castration is an effective means of treatment.


Filed under: Don Lemon
September 6th, 2009
11:31 AM ET

Sci-fi, fantasy fans out in force

Strange things happened around Atlanta Saturday.

Monsters, wizards, warriors, you name it, walking down the street, not far from us at the CNN Center.

This parade is part of Dragon*Con, a huge annual science fiction and fantasy convention.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 6th, 2009
10:06 AM ET
September 6th, 2009
06:29 AM ET

Should texting while driving be banned?

The Governors Highway Safety Association has changed direction on texting while driving - the group is now calling for a complete ban on it nationwide.

Four U.S. senators pushed for a bill banning texting while driving this summer.

What do you think: Is a national law against this necessary? Would a law make the roads safer, or do you think many people would risk a ticket or an accident and text anyway?

Leave your comments below. We may use some of them later this morning in the CNN Newsroom.

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September 6th, 2009
04:42 AM ET

School Speech Controversy: Your thoughts

We've had so many responses, we're posting this again.

President Barack Obama plans to deliver a TV and web address to the nation’s school children Tuesday.

The White House says the speech will urge students to study hard and stay in school.

Some conservatives aren't convinced, and fear the President will use the speech to advance his political agenda.

Educators are caught in the middle. Some have even decided not to air the schoolroom speech.

What do you think? Leave your comments below. We may use some of them this morning in the CNN Newsroom.

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September 6th, 2009
04:29 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

Presidential adviser Van Jones is stepping down after coming under fire for signing a controversial petition regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says it's clear civilians were among those harmed in a NATO airstrike.

A massive wildfire burning north of Los Angeles is almost 50% contained and no longer threatening any homes.

And some strange sightings in Atlanta, Georgia turned out to be the annual sci-fi and fantasy convention Dragoncon.

Join TJ Holmes in the CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin in for Betty Nguyen, 6am ET/3am PT.

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September 6th, 2009
03:42 AM ET

Actor Hill Harper Talks Relationships

Why do some couples in the African-American community have long lasting relationships while others don't? Actor and author Hill Harper tries to get to the bottom of this question and more in his new book "The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Trusting, Loving Relationships". Check out the discussion he had with our T.J. Holmes.

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