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December 2nd, 2009
03:07 PM ET

Strippers & Divorce: What's The Link?*

*Besides the obvious, I mean!

Both were fodder for Tuesday's "What The...?" file:



December 2nd, 2009
01:17 PM ET

Trees For Troops

It's a story that combines two things we're passionate about in the CNN NewsRoom-celebrating the spirit of the season and helping our troops.

Today we're highlighting Trees for Troops, a national effort to make sure military families who want one get a Christmas tree.

The charity's goal is to deliver 15,000 trees this year to military families in the United States and serving overseas.

If you want to find out more or help the cause you can click here to link to the charity's website.

Filed under: Kyra Phillips
December 2nd, 2009
10:33 AM ET
December 2nd, 2009
10:13 AM ET

The Clemmons/Clemency Controversy

The manhunt ended yesterday, with a police officer's fatal bullets.
But the controversy over Maurice Clemmons' rap sheet outlives him.

He'd been sentenced to 100+ years in prison for a crime spree in the late '80s. So by all rights, Clemmons should've been behind bars Sunday - when he allegedly ambushed and killed four Seattle-area cops.

In 2000, though, then-Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee granted him clemency. Clemmons would be one of 1,033 prisoners who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted while Gov. Huckabee was in office. The combined clemency record of his three immediate predecessors: 507.

Kyra talked to the prosecutor who put Maurice Clemmons behind bars in 1989.



December 2nd, 2009
08:59 AM ET

Decision: Afghanistan

Last night, the President outlined his new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The President plans to send another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, but he also says he'll start a troop withdrawal by the summer of 2011.

We want you to share your views on the President’s new war strategy.
Post your comments and Heidi will read some of them in the Newsroom between 10 and 11am ET.

Filed under: Heidi Collins
December 2nd, 2009
05:21 AM ET

Weighing in on Afghanistan

The President announced his plan for moving forward in Afghanistan and now we want to hear from you.

Leave us a comment, tell us what you thought about the speech and the new strategy. Also check out our iReport assignment: More Troops in Afghanistan?

Then watch for your comments on the air in the CNN Newsroom, 11am — 1pm ET.

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Filed under: Tony Harris