Elaine Riddick is one of about 3,000 people in North Carolina who were forced to be sterilized and now are frustrated by a system that has yet to compensate them decades later. This week the state held a panel hearing, trying to figure out how to make amends. Riddick spoke at it, describing how she was cut open like "a hog." Raped at 13, she was subjected to sterilization after giving birth to the son born from the attack. Now 57, Riddick spoke with CNN's Don Lemon about her struggles.
The world lost Michael Jackson two years ago on June 25, 2009. On the second anniversary of his death, his father Joe Jackson spoke with CNN's Don Lemon about trying to move beyond the grief. He also responds to the criticism he received in the aftermath of his son's death.
UPDATE: CNN's affiliate in Rochester, New York, WROC, reports the Monroe County District Attorney dropped the charges against Emily Good. The City of Rochester has launched an internal investigation of Good's arrest and of an incident in which Rochester officers ticketed numerous supporters of Good while they were gathered for a meeting.
Emily Good is a 28-year-old community activist, concerned about racial profiling in her Rochester, New York neighborhood. When she started recording what looked like a police arrest in May, she was the one to get arrested. The full encounter was caught on her i-Pod camera. And this Monday, Good will be in a Monroe County courtroom, asking that the charge of obstruction of governmental administration be dropped. Good and her attorney, Stephanie Stare, spoke with CNN's Don Lemon exclusively about what happened and if a person can ever disobey a police order.
In today's BIG I we looked at the world's first self-propelled, remote-controlled endoscope capsule.
That's right, a tiny pill that you can swallow that will take pictures inside your stomach - up to two per second.
Researchers hope the invention will one day pave the way for doctors to view the digestive from esophagus to colon, including the small intestine, which traditionally has been difficult to shoot.
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