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October 17th, 2009
04:45 AM ET

Coming up this morning in the CNN Newsroom...

The Pakistani army launches a ground offensive in response to a surge in attacks by Taliban militants. Is this latest wave of violence in Pakistan affecting White House discussions on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan?

The U.S. government runs a $1.42 trillion deficit in fiscal 2009, making it the worst year on record since World War II.

A new government study says the housing collapse has made it harder for Blacks and Latinos to get mortgages. Is this the new normal? Housing expert Clyde Anderson weighs in.

President Obama and Vice President Biden - back on the campaign trail? Our Paul Steinhauser tells us about that.

And Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys talks with TJ Holmes about her Keep a Child Alive humanitarian organization.

Grab a cup of coffee, save the dishes for later, and join us in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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    Powerful interview with Alicia Keys. Please post that video online, so I can share it with friends . Alicia is such an intelligent, inspiring person. Is she working on a documentary? The pictures from Africa looked like look effortlessly like pieces of a documentary.

    Great job TJ.

    Betty and TJ, two of the absolute bests CNN has.

    October 17, 2009 at 7:01 am |