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August 30th, 2009
11:58 AM ET

Weather Fuels California Fires

Four major fires are burning in southern and central California, forcing evacuations and threatening some 10,000 homes. Reynolds Wolf explains how the weather is making things tough for firefighters.

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

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August 30th, 2009
04:31 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

Wildfires are chewing through tinder-dry brush in centeral and southern California. One burning in Los Angeles County has grown to 20,000 acres and is threatening some 10,000 buildings.

The investigation into accused kidnapper Phillip Garrido widens beyond abduction and rape charges. We'll have an update from CNN's Ed Lavandera.

CNN's Brian Todd reports on future plans for the symbol of the Kennedy family's power: the Hyannisport Compound.

Activists on both sides of the health care debate have bus tours rolling across the nation to drive home their points. We'll drop in on the "Tea Party Express," now in Nevada.

The U.S. Open tennis tournament starts Monday with past champions Venus and Serena Williams on the opening day docket. CNN's Larry Smith joins us with a profile of an American teenager seeking her own U.S. Open glory.


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

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August 30th, 2009
03:32 AM ET
August 29th, 2009
11:23 PM ET

Andrew Young on Ted Kennedy's Civil Rights Legacy

Civil rights icon Andrew Young talks with CNN's Don Lemon about Sen. Ted Kennedy's life-long commitment to leveling the playing field for African-Americans.


Filed under: Don Lemon
August 29th, 2009
10:13 AM ET

Remembering Senator Kennedy

As the nation mourns and pays tribute to the Lion of the Senate, Edward Kennedy, share with me your memories of him, his legacy.

Remembering Senator Ted Kennedy

Remembering Senator Ted Kennedy

Saturday’s Boston mass and burial at Arlington National Cemetery caps three days of a national send off following his death of brain cancer Tuesday.

So many Americans have conveyed how Senator Kennedy has touched their lives directly and indirectly. I look forward to hearing your stories.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
August 29th, 2009
08:43 AM ET

Four Years After Katrina

It was the most costly natural disaster to ever hit the United States.
Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans exactly four years ago today.

Progress rebuilding the historic Ninth Ward has been slow - especially for one man who watched helplessly as floodwaters swept his mother away.

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

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August 29th, 2009
04:40 AM ET

Ted Kennedy Remembered

"Ted Kennedy Remembered: A Celebration of Life" continues throughout the day on CNN.

Special live coverage of the funeral services begins at 10am ET, and will include President Barack Obama's eulogy.

Live coverage of the burial at Arlington National Cemetery begins at 4pm ET.


Filed under: In the Newsroom
August 29th, 2009
04:26 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

New Overnight: NASA says space shuttle Discovery made a flawless ascent into orbit Friday night. The seven-astronaut crew is expected to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday.

Friends, family and colleagues paid tribute to Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy Friday evening with a three-hour wake.

Did authorities miss a chance to find Jaycee Lee Dugard three years ago? She's the California woman kidnapped as an 11-year-old girl 18 years ago.

And what can we expect from Tropical Storm Danny? Renolds Wolf will track all the action from the CNN Weather Center.

We'll have the latest on these stories and more in the CNN Newsroom with TJ Holmes, Betty Nguyen and Reynolds Wolf, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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August 28th, 2009
12:03 PM ET

Jaycee Lee Dugard

Late Wednesday, information emerged that a girl missing since 1991 had been found and a longtime California mystery was solved. What we have learned about Jaycee Lee Dugard in the past two days has been both an unbelievable story of hope for families with missing children and a heartbreaking story of her circumstances while in captivity with her alleged kidnappers. Please share your thoughts on this story and any comments you have for Jaycee Lee Dugard.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips • Tony Harris
August 28th, 2009
07:52 AM ET

Art or Porn?

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has hundreds of artworks depicting nude women, and men.

But put one live naked woman in the middle of the museum, and they call the cops.

One woman was arrested when she bared it all for a photographer, known for taking nude photos in public places.

Problem is, she was in full view of everyone else, including kids.

Now she faces a public lewdness charge.

Her attorney says it's ridiculous that she was arrested in a place full of nude art. The museum says it was just abiding by the city's rules and regulations.

Here's what we want to know - was it art?

Or was this public display of nakedness - something else?

Post your comments below.


Filed under: Heidi Collins
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