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July 5th, 2010
03:34 PM ET

Oil Disaster Video Game

You probably wish you could do something to help stop the oil disaster in the Gulf. Well, some clever video game developers are tapping into those feelings - at least virtually.

CNN's John Levs reports.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Josh Levs • Tony Harris
July 5th, 2010
09:47 AM ET

Training Video: How to Avoid Racial Profiling

A training video is helping police officers in Arizona as they implement a new immigration law. The law requires officers to question the citizenship of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.

The 90-minute video explains the law and how officers can avoid racial profiling. Critics say it’s impossible to form a “reasonable suspicision” about a person’s legal status- without taking race into account.

Proponents say nothing in the law allows racial profiling.

We want to hear from you. Watch the video and then tell us what you think. Do you think it will help prevent racial profiling?

Leave us a comment. We’ll share some of them in the CNN Newsroom. We also asked Former FBI Assistant Director Tom Fuentes to weigh in. He's watched the video and will join us at 12pm ET with his take on whether it is or can be efffective at preventing racial profiling.


Filed under: Tony Harris
July 5th, 2010
09:07 AM ET

Food Stamps for Strippers

Is it wrong to assume that the purpose of food stamps is to buy, well, food? Apparently it is in California.

The California welfare program provides welfare recipients electronic food stamps in the form of a debit card. These cards called electronic transfer of benefits, or EBTs, allow recipients to withdraw money at ATMs - even ones in casinos and strip clubs.

In the last six months, the debit cards withdrew more than $1.8 million of taxpayer cash on casino floors. Upon realizing that this has been happening for years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued an executive order requiring welfare recipients to promise to use cash benefits only to "meet the basic subsistence needs" of their families.

What do you think - is this an outrage? Or is it none of anyone's business?


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
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