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February 12th, 2010
11:54 AM ET

Your Chance to Sound Off

"Did You Hear?"

It's our new feature, highlighting some of the most provocative news moments of the week.

Making the list this week are Joe Jackson calling Dr. Conrad Murray the fall guy in Michael Jackson's death,
and New York Governor David Paterson fighting back against rumors ahead of a New York Times article about him.

Here are clips from the 2 of them.

Let us know what you think about what they said.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Fredricka Whitfield
February 12th, 2010
10:07 AM ET

Trimming America's Waistline in the Digitial Age

Is your kid overweight?  For many parents in the U.S., the answer is unfortunately yes. In many American homes– little Johnny or young Sue eats too much junk food, not  enough veggies, or doesn't get enough exercise.  First Lady Michelle Obama launched a new campaign this week to combat childhood obesity, called Let's Move.  The plan's aim is to help parents raise healthier kids.  

The White House is pushing new mobile health care initiatives, one is designed to help expectant Moms get the timely advice they need via text messages on their cell phones. It's called  Text4baby.  Another could mean that all of your medical records are just a mouse click away, no matter where you are in the world.

Saturday on CNN Newsroom at 3pm ET, tech guru Mario Armstrong looks at the programs, and how they can help make your life and the lives of your loved ones healthier.

What do you think it will take to trim America's ever-expanding waistline?  Share your thoughts with us.

Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
February 12th, 2010
08:05 AM ET

Are You Spending Less this Valentine’s Day?

Apparently the rotten economy has a new victim: Valentine’s Day.

A National Retail Federation survey shows the average couple will spend $63.34 for Valentine’s Day this year. That’s down from $67.22 last year.

Are you spending less this Valentine’s Day? What are you buying?

Post your comments here. Betty will read some of them on the air during the 10am ET hour of Newsroom.

Filed under: Kyra Phillips
February 12th, 2010
06:01 AM ET

Waiting for "Mr. Right?"

Romance is in the air this weekend with Valentine's Day on Sunday. But not everyone has met Mr. or Ms. Right.

Tony's talks to the author of the new book, "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough." She says a lot of women are being way too picky. They seem to need ten out of ten qualities on their "perfect man list" to even consider someone as a potential mate.

So what do you think? Are women or men too picky these days when it comes to choosing a partner? Do you have a list? If so, what are some of the "must-haves" on your list?

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Tony Harris