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July 20th, 2009
04:12 PM ET

Boy Sells Toys to Help His Family

When his dad lost his job, an Ohio boy wanted to help chip in. So he decided to sell some of his own stuff to help pay the bills. After all, he says, "you can't live in toys, or eat toys."

Kyra talked to Zach and his father Tom in our second hour, then Tom did a 30-Second Pitch. (If you think you might have a job opportunity for him, shoot an e-mail to


July 20th, 2009
04:00 PM ET

Betting on 40,000 Jobs in Vegas

A massive new project in Las Vegas - seen as an oasis of job opportunities. 40,000 of them. Our Betty Nguyen donned a hard hat to take a close-up look at City Center.

Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom, 6am ET/3am PT.

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July 20th, 2009
02:47 PM ET

What to expect from swine flu this fall

Will swine flu return with a vengeance this fall? It’s winter in the southern hemisphere, so experts are looking there for a preview of what lies ahead for the US flu season this fall. Find out who’s most at risk and how you can prepare yourself for the upcoming flu season. Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports on what to expect.

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July 20th, 2009
02:45 PM ET

Going for the Gold…in your golden years?!

Some athletes remain resilient into their late 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. How do they face younger competitors, and win? Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has the details.

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July 20th, 2009
09:36 AM ET

No More Victims

When a parent is in prison, a child's chances of following in their footsteps are astronomical. Marilyn Gambrell has found a way to beat those odds. She talked with CNN's TJ Holmes this weekend in the CNN Newsroom. And CNN Special Correspondent Soledad O'Brien filed this report on Gambrell's non-profit group "No More Victims."

Soledad O'Brien will examine what it really means to be Black in America. "Black in America 2" premiers July 22nd and 23rd only on CNN.

Join TJ Holmes and Betty Nguyen weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom, 6am ET/3am PT.

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July 20th, 2009
09:23 AM ET

What Would You Do to Survive?

We’re seeing people take some unique measures to make ends meet.  A Teaneck, New Jersey woman is hoping a bake sale can help forestall foreclosure of her home, for example.  What are some creative things you’ve done to make extra money?

Chime in by commenting.  We are going to try to read your comments during the show today.

July 20th, 2009
08:18 AM ET

"One Giant Leap for Mankind"

Forty years ago today Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. Space exploration has come a long way since then. And space travel is even available, for the right price.

Here's our question for you: if you could afford it, would you travel to the moon?

Post your comments below.

Filed under: Heidi Collins
July 20th, 2009
07:04 AM ET

Sotomayor vote delayed? GOP wants to wait a week

Democrats want the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on judge Sonia Sotomayor's supreme court nomination next week.

But some republicans are saying, not so fast. The ranking republican on the committee, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, says he's still troubled by some of the things Sotomayor has said.

He wants to delay the vote until July 28th. Among those still questioning the nomination, anti-abortion groups.

Fredricka Whitfiled spoke with the president of Americans United for Life.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 20th, 2009
06:59 AM ET

Co-worker remembers Cronkite

It's hard to imagine walter cronkite as a young, up-and-coming journalist.

But that's exactly how Len Gumley remembers him. He is the former manager of CBS News studios in New York.

He shared his memories with Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
July 20th, 2009
01:22 AM ET

Who Benefits from Airing Taliban Video of Captive Soldier?

A lot of CNN's viewers have expressed concern about the video of captive U.S. soldier Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl. Some believe it's blatant propaganda by the Taliban and should not be aired. Others say it provides valuable information to the U.S. military. CNN's Don Lemon spoke with former military intelligence officer Ken Robinson about it.

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