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.