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October 5th, 2009
01:01 PM ET

Chicago Violence: Your Views

We heard from many of you right here on this blog about the violence in Chicago. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield and Josh Levs highlighted a few of your comments on the air.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
October 5th, 2009
12:18 PM ET

Rapper Nas' "Open Letter to Young Warriors of Chicago"

The savage videotaped beating death of Chicago honor student Derrion Albert horrified people around the world. Grammy-nominated musician Nas was so outraged he posted an open letter exhorting teens to end the senseless bloodshed. CNN's Don Lemon spoke with Nas about why he wrote the letter, and whether violent lyrics in his own music might have played a role in creating a permissive culture of violence.

Filed under: Chicago's Deadly Streets • Don Lemon
October 5th, 2009
12:07 PM ET

Pionero: Former Education Secretary Lauro Cavazos

As part of the on-going series "Pioneros: Latino Firsts," CNN's Don Lemon profiles former Education Secretary Lauro Cavazos, the first Hispanic to hold a cabinet-level post in a presidential administration.

Filed under: Don Lemon • Pioneros: Latino Firsts
October 5th, 2009
08:44 AM ET

Unemployment: What’s to Blame?

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan predicts U.S. unemployment could hit 10%. Currently the nation’s unemployment rate is at 9.8%.

So what do you think is most responsible from the worsening employment picture: a failed stimulus package, an economy much worse than we knew, employers cutting deeper and hiring more slowly than expected, or something else all together.

Leave us a comment. We’ll share some of them on air in the CNN Newsroom, 11am ET — 1pm ET.

Filed under: Tony Harris
October 5th, 2009
07:36 AM ET

Can The Troops Wait?

As President Obama oversees a review of the military strategy in Afghanistan, do the troops have time to wait for reinforcements?

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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