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September 30th, 2009
03:05 PM ET

Sex Offenders: Out of Prison, No Place to Go

Georgia... we have a problem.

Hundreds of homeless sex offenders are "roaming" the state, looking for somewhere they're allowed to live. The other day, we brought you the story of a suburban Atlanta campsite that was home to a group of offenders. Here's the update, and an interview with one of the lawyers representing the men.

September 30th, 2009
01:23 PM ET

Working To Abolish The "N Word"

In Wednesday's 2pm eastern hour, Don Lemon, filling in for Kyra Phillips, interviewed Jonathan McCoy.

He's an 11-year-old whose impassioned and astute speech calling for the abolishment of the "n word" has gone viral on YouTube.

He's also set up an online petition to ban the word.

September 30th, 2009
08:31 AM ET

School Daze?

Will students benefit from a longer school day or school year?
That’s what President Obama is suggesting. According to Mr. Obama, American kids spend too little time in school – and that puts them at a disadvantage with other students around the world. But we want to know what you think.

Will adding time to classes or establishing a longer school year make a difference? Leave us a comment below and Heidi will read some of them on the air, from 9a-11a in the newsroom.

Filed under: Heidi Collins
September 29th, 2009
09:20 AM ET

Tufts Gets "Tough" on Dorm Room Sex

Tufts University is getting “tough” on dorm room sex. According to The Tufts Daily, the student newspaper, the university has banned “any sex act in a dorm room while one’s roommate is present.”

The Massachusetts school went on to say, "any sexual activity in the room should not interfere with a roommate's privacy, study habits, or sleep.” The office said the new policy stemmed from a significant number of complaints by students.

Watch the Video Here

Filed under: Tony Harris • Tony's Blog Bonus
September 28th, 2009
01:00 PM ET

Sex Offender Registry

We've been following the story of a group of paroled sex offenders camping in the woods in suburban Atlanta, Georgia.

Earlier this week they were evicted from those woods.

They were living there because under the state law they cannot live within 1,000 feet of schools, parks or anywhere children gather.

Other states have laws restricting where sex offenders can live once they get out of jail.

Are you curious about where sex offenders are in your area?

You can link to the Department of Justice website here and find sex offender registries in your state.

Filed under: Kyra Phillips
September 28th, 2009
09:23 AM ET

National parks in the news

They belong to you, me, and every citizen of the United States.

I'm talking about the national parks.

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is debuting his new series Sunday on PBS.

He joined Fredricka Whitfield from Washington to tell us about his documentary.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 28th, 2009
09:15 AM ET

Are men happier than women?

Are you happy?

The new general social survey reveals in the past three decades men have gotten happier while women are less happy.

Do you believe it? Perhaps the picture either becomes clearer or cloudier when you hear the break down of some of the possibilities.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield explores.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 28th, 2009
09:12 AM ET

Iran's Nuclear Threat

Now, a closer look at one of our top stories.

This comes just two days after the world found out Iran is building a new uranium enrichment plant.

Western leaders say Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Fredricka Whitfield discussed this with Jim Walsh is an international security analyst at MIT in Boston.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 28th, 2009
08:35 AM ET

Have Credit Card Companies Gone Too Far?

Hidden fees! Cutting your credit limit based on where you shop! Have credit card companies gone too far?

Card issuers used to just look at your credit score to determine if you’d be a good credit risk. Not anymore. Now they scour your spending patterns for signs of financial trouble - checking to see if you’re shopping at discount retailers for the first time, buying more booze or getting marital counseling. Any of these could trigger a loss of credit.

If you pay your bills on time should it matter where you use your credit cards? Is this an invasion of privacy? Has this happened to you?

We want to know what you think. Leave us a comment. We’ll share some of them on air in the CNN Newsroom, 11a — 1p ET.

Filed under: Tony Harris
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