The Senate Foreign Relations Committee could vote to send the New START treaty to the full Senate on Wednesday, August 4. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the agreement to further reduce nuclear stockpiles in April. The treaty is a reminder of the grip that nuclear weapons still hold on the world, a subject explored in Lucy Walker's new documentary Countdown To Zero. The film argues for complete world-wide disarmament, with the U.S. leading the way. CNN asked Walker whether such a lofty goal was truly realistic.
Getting your financial life back in order can be an uphill climb, even for people who know about money. Nancy Trejos wrote a personal finance column for a major newspaper, but found her own financial life spiraling out of control. She recovered - and wrote a book about it. She talks with CNN's Jim Acosta, sitting in for Fredricka Whitfield this week.
We're hearing a lot about the vanishing oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Millions of gallons spilled from the ruptured BP well. But now you can hardly find it.
CNN's Jim Acosta is filling in for Fredricka Whitfield this week. He talked to charter boat captain, Mike Frenette, who says the oil may be out of sight, but is still a very real problem.
Twenty-seven year-old artist, Stephen Hayes, in Atlanta, just learned about the how slaves were brought from Africa to the U.S. He was stunned.
He never learned about the Brookes slave ship plan in all his years of schooling. He had no idea slaves were packed as tightly as possible in the ships, and sick "cargo" were simply tossed out to the Atlantic. This horrified him and he wanted to share this story with others because he was never told about this part of U.S. history.
For five months he worked tirelessly to create a stunning piece of artwork: 15 life size statues of former slaves, to represent 15 million slaves that were transported to the New World. He hopes his art will start a dialogue about our past and inspire us to change the present and future.
Hayes says slavery exists today: in sweatshops in under developed countries.
How do you break bad financial habits? Nancy Trejos is a reporter for the Washington Post who was in a financial free fall. While she was dealing with her money crisis, her bosses asked her to be the personal finance reporter. She learned how to clean up her own act by researching stories for her job. Nancy learned how to have a healthy relationship with money and wants to help others get out of debt. Join us this Saturday at 2pm ET for her story and tips.
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The internet- especially blogs and social media- has given many people the platform to voice their opinions freely and anonymously.
But the question still remains- who are these people?
It used to be that when a person exercised his freedom of speech, his identity would be known and he would be held accountable for his statements. Today, the internet allows for total anonymity. A person may blog, tweet or post whatever he wants- true or false- without having to take responsibility for it.
We want to know what you think. Should there be stricter regulation on the internet?
We want to talk about the issues that would shape a discussion on race in America. We are posing that topic to several people. Check out our interviews below. Leave us a comment. What issues do you think should be a part of an overall discussion about race in America?
Donna Brazile, CNN contributor
Tim Wise, Author of "Between Barack and a Hard Place.."
Louis Mendoza, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota