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December 31st, 2010
07:58 AM ET

A Look Back at 2010

When we think of 2010… there are stories that made us think, outraged us, made us laugh and even moved us to tears. We’re sure you have some favorites. Tell us what stories were the most memorable for you in 2010 and why?

We’ll read some of your responses during the 10 o’clock hour of CNN Newsroom.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
December 30th, 2010
08:34 AM ET

My New Year's Resolution....

It seems that each year at the end of December we promise ourselves anew how great "NEXT" year will be!

We will:  exercise more, lose weight, quit smoking,  pay off our debts...what's your New Year's Resolution?

Share your resolutions with us and we'll read some of them on the air today at 10am EST on CNN Newsroom.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
December 29th, 2010
08:25 AM ET

Man Charged with Reading Wife's Email

When speaking of marriage, most people remember the infamous quote, "What's yours is mine and what's mine is yours", that seems to hold true, EXCEPT for personal emails! Leon Walker of Rochester Hills, Michigan is facing felony charges for reading the emails of his then spouse, Claire Walker.

While the couple were in the middle of a divorce, Walker discovered by reading his wife's emails, that she was having an affair with her second husband who was said to be abusive. The couple was indeed living together when he decided to do his "research" within the email of his wife on their shared home computer. When Leon Walker found out this information, he informed his wife's first husband for the safety of the children that were involved in both marriages. The men deemed it necessary to then go to the courts with this information.

It was said that once the emails were given to the courts, Claire notified the police, and now Leon Walker is being charged with a five-year felony by the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office. Walker was outraged by the prosecutor's decision to press charges for him simply protecting his children.

The couple is now divorced, and Walker will go to trial in February.

What are your thoughts? Should it be illegal to read your spouse’s email? Some of your thoughts will be shared in the 10 o'clock hour.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
December 28th, 2010
07:43 AM ET

Game Show Mistake

Can you imagine having $800,000 dollars slip right through your hands? That’s what happened to Gabe Okoye and his girlfriend Brittany Mayti on FOX’s game show "Million Dollar Drop". The couple placed a bid of over $800,000 on the question, "Which product was sold in stores first? The (a) Macintosh Computer (b) Sony Walkman or (c) Post-It Notes". When the answer was revealed and the money was dropped, the couple was devastated.

Shortly after the game show, several viewers began to do a little research, and found that the 'Press and Peel' which is the original name for the 'Post-It Note' was sold in stores in 1977; then the company changed the name to what we all know as "Post-It" in 1979 which is also when the Sony Walkman was produced. The couple provided the CORRECT answer, but did not receive the prize!

Fox spoke to the makers of the Post-It, 3M and confirmed the information and admitted its error. So FOX has invited the couple to come back to the show, to take another shot at winning the money.

Do you think they should go back on the show? What do you think should happen next?

At 9:14am ET we’ll talk live with Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti on CNN Newsroom, but we want to hear from you. Leave a comment, and we’ll read your responses during the 10am ET hour of CNN Newsroom.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
December 28th, 2010
07:01 AM ET
December 26th, 2010
11:01 PM ET

Who Buys Stolen Art?

Paintings and prints by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were stolen in a daring heist at a New York City home, police said this week.  It’s easy to imagine how thieves would fence jewelry or electronics, but how do they unload such famously known works of art?  We asked Chris Marinello of the Art Loss Register, who tracks down and recovers stolen pieces around the world.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Don Lemon
December 26th, 2010
03:29 AM ET

For those who can't get it together in time...

Look for Josh Levs weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom with T.J. Holmes, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Josh Levs
December 26th, 2010
03:25 AM ET

Some Iraqi Churches Tone Down Christmas Services

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December 26th, 2010
03:18 AM ET

In Japan, Christmas is synonymous with KFC

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December 25th, 2010
12:18 PM ET

Melinda Pfeiffer's 30-Second Pitch

SO, SOME TRY MONSTER-DOT-COM. SOME HIRE HEADHUNTERS. MELINDA PFEIFFER WENT RIGHT TO THE TOP AND ASKED SANTA. WELL, TO HEDGE HER BET– WE BROUGHT HER ON TODAY FOR OUR 30-SECOND PITCH!

Contact her at melinda@pfeifferphotos.com.


Filed under: :30 Second Pitch • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
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