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October 24th, 2009
11:05 PM ET

Medical Marijuana User: "I Choose Life"

A former corrections officer tells Fredricka Whitfield why medical marijuana is the only thing that helps her ease the pain from a back injury.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
October 24th, 2009
10:59 PM ET

Could Ohio Become Next State to Legalize Medical Marijuana?

An Ohio lawmaker hopes his state becomes the next one to legalize medical marijuana.
Here's what he told Fredricka Whitfield.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
October 24th, 2009
10:55 PM ET

Your Thoughts on Medical Marijuana

Many of you weighed in about our special show on the legalization of medical marijuana in several states.
Josh Levs highlighted some of your comments on air.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
October 24th, 2009
12:41 PM ET

Mellowing on Medical Marijuana

You've probably heard by now how the Obama administration is easing up on prosecuting medical marijuana cases.

14 states currently have laws on the books allowing for some use of medical marijuana. Other states, like Ohio and Illinois, are considering moving in that direction.

The policy change is good news for people who prescribe, use and sell marijuana for medical purposes.

But critics are concerned, among other things, that it could open the door to the legalization of marijuana in general.

Join us this Saturday at 4pm ET as we debate this issue.

We want to hear from you.

Do you empathize with those suffering from multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease and other ailments who say they need it to cope?

Are you concerned this new move is just a bad idea?

Please leave us your comments.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
October 24th, 2009
10:07 AM ET

Chris Rock's "Good Hair"

Chris Rock's documentary "Good Hair" opens nationwide this weekend - a good time to bring back TJ Holmes' interview with him.

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

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Filed under: Clips from CNN Newsroom
October 24th, 2009
08:09 AM ET

All over the world today, "350" signs

Organizers call it "the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history." Today, in 181 countries and all 50 U.S. states, people are taking part in an event organized by
The goal, the group says, is to bring attention to the need to lower carbon levels. In the Newsroom, we're explaining what the "350" means.
For facts and analysis about this issue and more, check out and our special section on "Eco Solutions."
Participating in the 350 event? What do you think about it?

Filed under: In the Newsroom • Josh Levs
October 24th, 2009
06:56 AM ET

"Most Amazing" Images

Each year, the Wellcome Image Awards highlight the most striking, "technically excellent" images from the world of medicine. This year's are no exception. Some of them show life as you've never seen it. This morning in the Newsroom, we're showing you some of the best. You can see the gallery here:
Wellcome Image Awards, a site we link to from, calls them the "most amazing medical images of 2009."

Filed under: Josh Levs • Tony Harris
October 24th, 2009
04:37 AM ET

Coming up in the CNN Newsroom...

Just hours after a suicide bombing near the capital - another explosion in Pakistan. This time in a residential area just outside Peshawar. We'll have a live report.

The tally of bank failures broke past the No. 100 milestone Friday night, with regulators announcing the year's 106th closure.

A New Jersey town is urged to be "extra vigilant" after a Roman Catholic priest was found dead in the kitchen of his church's rectory.

Were they in a "heated discussion" or asleep? The NTSB hopes a cockpit voice recorder will help determine why a passenger jet overshot a runway by 150 miles.

"Good Hair" opens nationwide this weekend. TJ Holmes' recently sat down with comedian Chris Rock to talk about his documentary.

Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes in the CNN Newsroom for all the day's top stories, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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