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October 31st, 2009
04:33 AM ET

Coming up this morning in the CNN Newsroom...

Somali pirates are demanding $7 million for the release of a British couple taken hostage last week.

H1N1 - Fact vs. Fiction: We're talking with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

It's been almost a year since the McCain-Palin ticket was defeated in Washington. What do Americans think of Sarah Palin now?

There was a matchup on Capitol Hill this week between lawmakers and the NFL over studies suggesting a link between devastating head injuries and an elevated risk of dementia in pro ball players. We're talking with one of the physicians who testified.

The alumni of three segregated schools in Macon, Georgia hold their 50th class reunion - together.

And Reynolds Wolf will have your Trick-or-Treat forecast.

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

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  1. Charles Brister

    What does the Secretary Selebius think about the Senate finally
    confirming the nomination of Surgeon General Regina Bemjamin
    after months of delay by Republicans during this health care crisis?.

    October 31, 2009 at 7:41 am |
  2. chuck

    You just had a report from Kabul, where it was said Karzai was the favored candidate in a runoff by a wide margin. There was no mention of the differing platforms - what attracts voters to one candidate or the other? A few moments later TJ interviewed a NYT reporter who said Karzai's brother is on the CIA payroll, associated with the drug trade, and generally seen as a power broker in the south. The thread was that this supports the impression of a corrupt government in Afghanistan and the US is tolerating it because of our earlier focus on Iraq. How about asking the follow-on question, of why are people favoring Karzai by such a wide margin if his government is generally seen as corrupt? Why isn't the challenger doing better?? Seems like some sloppy interviews.

    October 31, 2009 at 7:48 am |
  3. sherry maxwell meyerson

    Grew up in Macon, Ga., and want to share the video of the class reunion of three segregated high schools shown on Halloween morning on CNN. Can not locate it to share with my friends and relatives. Help, please.

    November 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  4. Sheila, Arizona

    Anderson Cooper brought up the question of the accused shooters transfer and promotion last night on his show. It is something that I have been thinking about it too, after the first time I heard it mentioned. How could someone who received a poor performance review be promoted? It brought to mind something that I haven't thought about in a long time. It is called the Peter Principal. I don't remember the exact wording, but it basically says that someone is promoted OUT. In this case I wonder if the Major was promoted out of Walter Read so that he became someone elses problem. The mention that co workers and fellow students may have reported/complained about him to senior officers and instructors is what first brought this to my mind. I sure hope I am wrong.

    November 7, 2009 at 6:34 am |