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October 31st, 2009
09:07 PM ET

Can Bystanders be Charged in Gang Rape?

Fredricka Whitfield talks to attorneys Avery Friedman and Richard Herman about whether the bystanders can be charged with anything after watching last weekend's attack on a 15-year-old girl in Richmond, California.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
October 31st, 2009
08:58 PM ET

Republicans snub GOP Candidate in NY Congressional Race

It seems the Republican candidate in New York's 23rd District congressional race is too moderate for her party.

Dede Scozzafava has dropped out of the race, citing a slip in the polls as a factor contributing to her decision.

That leaves Conservative Party candidate Doug Hofffman in a close battle with Democrat Bill Owens.

Several national Republican figures, including Sarah Palin, endorsed Hoffman over Scozzafava, saying she'd had abandoned
core GOP values because of her support for abortion rights and gay marriage.

So what does this all mean?

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield asked our Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser to weigh in.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
October 31st, 2009
08:41 PM ET

Legal Guys Get into the Halloween Spirit

Our legal guys, Avery Friedman and Richard Herman, pulled out a little trick, or shall we say treat, while analyzing some of the week's top legal matters with Fredricka Whitfield.

Afterall, what's Halloween without having a little fun?


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
October 31st, 2009
10:47 AM ET
October 31st, 2009
05:37 AM ET

Sex Offender Web Sites

Parents across the country are keeping a close eye on the neighborhoods where their children will go trick-or-treating tonight. One concern: avoiding homes of sex offenders. Here are some Web sites we're showing you in the Newsroom that let you search any area.
Have these worked for you? Are there other sites that worked better for you?
http://www.familysafetyreport.com/

http://www.familywatchdog.us

http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/cac/registry.htm

http://www.nsopw.gov/Core/Conditions.aspx

And here’s a story about an iPhone App: http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/08/10/popular-sex-predator-iphone-app-is-back-in-business/

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October 31st, 2009
04:59 AM ET

Happy Halloween!

Halloween has become the 2nd most popular holiday in America after Christmas. How do you and your family celebrate? Any special traditions, costumes or parties? Are you a master pumpkin carver? Leave your comments below. We may use some of them this morning in the CNN Newsroom.

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October 31st, 2009
04:48 AM ET

Michael Jackson's "This is It"

Michael Jackson's concert film made a strong box office showing this week - and there's already Academy Award buzz. Have you seen the movie? Is it that great? Is it a good documentary or just fandemonium?
Leave your comments below. We may use some of them this morning in the CNN Newsroom.

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October 31st, 2009
04:38 AM ET

Have questions about the H1N1 flu or vaccine?

Leave them below. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will join us this morning at 8am ET. See if she answers your question live on the air.


Filed under: Josh Levs
October 31st, 2009
04:33 AM ET

Coming up this morning in the CNN Newsroom...

Somali pirates are demanding $7 million for the release of a British couple taken hostage last week.

H1N1 - Fact vs. Fiction: We're talking with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

It's been almost a year since the McCain-Palin ticket was defeated in Washington. What do Americans think of Sarah Palin now?

There was a matchup on Capitol Hill this week between lawmakers and the NFL over studies suggesting a link between devastating head injuries and an elevated risk of dementia in pro ball players. We're talking with one of the physicians who testified.

The alumni of three segregated schools in Macon, Georgia hold their 50th class reunion - together.

And Reynolds Wolf will have your Trick-or-Treat forecast.

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

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