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August 11th, 2009
03:02 PM ET

Liberia's deputy ambassador visits 8 year old rape victim

It's one of those stories that just keeps getting worse, the more you hear. An 8-year-old Liberian refugee: attacked and gang-raped in Phoenix. Her alleged rapists: four young boys, also Liberian refugees.
Today Kyra followed up with the Liberian deputy ambassador sent by Liberia's president to Phoenix to meet with the girl, her family and authorities investigating the case.

Watch Kyra's interview with Liberia's deputy ambassador to the United States.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wanted to talk about the case with Kyra,
Watch Pheonix affiliate WTVK's initial coverage of the story and Kyra's interview from July 24th.



We'll be following developments in this story on CNN NewsRoom Monday through Friday 1p -3p eastern.

August 11th, 2009
09:41 AM ET

Mail to the Chief: Health Care Reform (2.0)

People still have questions - so we're still getting you answers. Kyra brought back Linda Douglass, from the White House Office of Health Reform, for some more Mail to the Chief.

August 11th, 2009
09:31 AM ET

Is Health Care a Fundamental Right?

Is health care a fundamental American right, regardless of a person's ability to pay?

The August Congressional recess is anything but a break from the health care reform debate. Several local meetings across the country have become heated with passionate voters expressing serious concerns. One of the debates surfacing is whether or not health care should be considered a fundamental American right, regardless of a person's ability to pay.

What do you think?

August 11th, 2009
07:29 AM ET

Today's National Weather

Tropical Depression 2 formed on Tuesday morning in the far eastern tropical Atlantic with maximum sustained winds near 30 mph. The depression is located 280 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. The depression is forecast to move west-northwestward and intensify to a tropical storm by early Wednesday morning. If it does so, it will become the first named storm of the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Ana.

Maximum sustained winds are forecast to reach 60 mph, just 14 mph short of becoming a Category 1 hurricane. The system should begin to slow in forward speed on Sunday northeast of the Leeward Islands. It is too early to tell if it will affect the U.S. mainland.

Tropical Storm Felicia is forecast to pass near Honolulu overnight tonight and weaken to a depression. Localized flash flooding and high surf will be possible until the center of the system moves west of the Islands.

New York City is under a heat advisory. Temperatures are expected to soar into the mid 90s later this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms will fire along a cold front located in the Northeast and extending southwestward into the central Plains. A few storms may be severe, with gusty winds, dangerous lightning, and isolated flash flooding.

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