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April 24th, 2009
09:56 PM ET
April 24th, 2009
05:28 PM ET

Student Buried In Debt, Trying to Dig Out

Will President Barack Obama's push to change America's student loan system help students buried in debt? Watch CNN NewsRoom's Kyra Phillips' interview with student Candace Lowe who is more than $15,00 in debt and learn how a phone call may remove the threat of default on one of her loans.

Post interview follow up: When I called Candace's loan company before Kyra's interview I was told they could not discuss the specifics of her loan without Candace's written consent. But apparently the call from CNN did get their attention. Within minutes of my call, the loan company called Candace's cell phone. Candace tells me the company apologized for their poor customer service and told her they would work with her on resolving the situation. When I last spoke with Candace after her interview on CNN NewsRoom she said she was waiting for a promised call back from the company to work out her payment situation. We'll keep you updated.

Filed under: Kyra Phillips
April 24th, 2009
04:29 PM ET
April 24th, 2009
03:57 PM ET

Obama: U.S. – International Relations

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What do you think of U.S. relations abroad over the first 100 days in office for President Obama? There's discussion on both sides of improving relations between the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama is exchanging handshakes with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Meantime, there's a troop draw-down in Iraq, but a troop increase in Afghanistan. Don't forget about the Taliban's moves this week in Pakistan. Click below this post to weigh in with your comments and be sure to watch CNN Newsroom Saturday at 4p. We may use your posting on the air!

Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
April 24th, 2009
10:50 AM ET

Women leaving men for other women...

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It's one of's most popular stories, why women are leaving men for other women. So what do you think? Leave us a comment and then join us live in the CNN newsroom, 11am ET-1pm ET.

Filed under: Tony Harris
April 24th, 2009
10:47 AM ET

Time on your hands this weekend?

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, LA

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival – Wenatchee, WA

International Whistlers Convention – Louisburg, NC

National Cornbread Festival – South Pittsburg, TN

Ebertfest – Champaign, IL

Vermont Maple Festival – St. Albans, VT

Interstate Mullet* Toss Festival – Pensacola, FL (*the fish, not the hairdo!)

Great American Pie Festival – Celebration, FL

L.A. Times Festival of Books – Los Angeles, CA

Merle(Watson)Fest 2009 – Wilkesboro, NC

World Sudoku Championships – Zilina, Slovak Republic

Filed under: Kyra Phillips