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September 20th, 2009
08:55 PM ET

A Black Man's Experience Inside the Tea Party

The massive Tea Party rally in Washington, DC, included anti-Obama signs and posters that some people believe were racist in sentiment. Lloyd Marcus, an African-American who traveled with the Tea Party Express as it held rallies across the country leading up to the Capitol, says the racism charge is patently false. CNN's Don Lemon spoke with Marcus about the controversy.

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September 20th, 2009
08:33 PM ET

Darius Goes West

He's not a rock idol. He's not a tv star. So why do schools across the country welcome Darius Weems to their campus?


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September 20th, 2009
08:00 AM ET

Pres. Obama's Health Care Blitz

President Barack Obama - sitting down for five television interviews today. Is he risking overexposure? CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry dropped in on the CNN Newsroom to talk about that with TJ Holmes, ahead of the President's unprecedented media blitz on health care reform.

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

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September 20th, 2009
07:39 AM ET

Read Affidavits in Terror Probe

CNN is reporting this morning on the arrests of three men overnight in an extensive terrorism probe.

Our Josh Levs showed you where you can read the federal affidavits online.

We're also following updates from our affiliates including KDVR and KMGH.

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September 20th, 2009
05:13 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

New Overnight: Authorities make three arrests as part of an investigation into an alleged plot to set off bombs in the United States.

In Washington state, a frantic manhunt is on for a legally insane killer who escaped from a field trip organized by a psychiatic hospital.

We'll have a preview of John King's "State of the Union" sit-down later this morning with President Barack Obama.

Social media and journalism: It's so much easier these days for everyone to get their message out, but is that a good thing?

Join us for those stories and a whole lot more in the CNN Newsroom with Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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September 20th, 2009
03:54 AM ET

Values Voter Summit

A major conservative political conference has wrapped up in Washington. It's called the Values Voter Summit.

Debate over President Obama's health care plan - one of the many issues on the agenda. Saturday speakers included former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and House Minority Leader John Boehner, who took time out to talk with TJ Holmes.

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

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September 20th, 2009
01:49 AM ET

BackStory: Iraqi Shoe-Thrower's Homecoming

A flock of sheep + ululating womenfolk + a hot & bothered Cal Perry = this week's BackStory - brought to you by Michael Holmes and Miz Betty Nguyen, sitting in for Kyra.