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February 23rd, 2010
01:48 PM ET

A Golden Moment with Shaun White

Kyra Phillps and snowboarding sensation Shaun White they go way back... well back to 2006. Shaun met Kyra in the CNN Newsroom and it was a moment to remember. Well, Kyra got a chance to reconnect with the snowboarding sensation to talk about his gold and share a few laughs as well. Check it out...

February 23rd, 2010
10:04 AM ET

Before you send your child to the doctor

By Sabriya Rice, CNN Medical Producer

Prosecutors announced Monday that a grand jury has indicted Delaware pediatrician, Dr. Earl Bradley on 471 felony counts in the alleged sexual abuse of his patients. Bradley has practiced in Lewes, Delaware, for more than 10 years, and is now facing charges which include, rape, sexual exploitation, endangering child welfare and assault.

How could this happen? Most physicians don't get involved in criminal activities, however sometimes a bad apple can fall through. According to the Federation of State Medical Boards, approximately 200 hundred of the 735,000 actively licensed doctors in the United States have been found guilty of criminal acts.
In many cases they continue to practice; in some states a license can't be revoked until a witness has testified and the physician is found guilty of the charges. Patients have no way of knowing unless they do their own research.

Parents, here are some things you can do:

1) Find out if your pediatrician has a criminal past:
To find out whether your doctor has been disciplined by a state medical board, here's a state-by-state directory of medical boards.

2) Check your pediatrician's national profile:
Some states explain why a doctor has been disciplined while others don’t, so just searching in your state might not reveal a doctor's history of problems elsewhere. You can also get a national profile on your doctor for just under $10 by searching on the Federation of State Medical Boards website.

3) Get a good recommendation
You can view the American Academy of Pediatrics’ list of recommended pediatricians on their website.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom
February 23rd, 2010
08:40 AM ET

Is Your Boss a Bully?

There are stories all over the British press saying Prime Minister Gordon Brown was no fun to work with. He allegedly bullied his staff and according to one newspaper, had "volcanic eruptions of foul temper."

Staffers and officials say there’s not truth to it. But it got us thinking about boss abuse. And we want to hear from you.

Have you ever been bullied by your boss?

Post your comment here. Kyra will read some of them live on the air in the 10am ET hour of Newsroom.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
February 23rd, 2010
08:38 AM ET

Health Care Summit or Showdown?

President Obama now has his own comprehensive health care reform plan. He’s hoping the blueprint will bridge the gap between bills passed by the Senate and House last year.

The true test will be Thursday when Democrats and Republicans come together for a televised health care summit. President Obama called the meeting in an effort to jump-start the reform debate.

So what do you think? Will anything be accomplished?

Leave us your comments. We’ll share some of them on air in the CNN Newsroom, 11am ET — 1pm ET


Filed under: Tony Harris
February 23rd, 2010
04:51 AM ET
February 22nd, 2010
09:49 PM ET
February 22nd, 2010
08:50 AM ET

Schools Secretly Record Students

Smile, you're on camera.

A Philadelphia school district is hit with a class-action lawsuit– because it didn't tell students that.

Well, sort of.

School computers given to students in the Lower Merion District have webcams that can be remotely activated – even secretly recording students in their homes.

Some students and parents feel it is a gross invasion of privacy

The school district is defending the program, saying it was set up to help track down missing or stolen computers.

So what do you think?

Did the school district cross the line?

It admits parents should have been notified, but should this technology even be in place on computers given to students?

Share your comments here.

We’ll use some of them in the CNN Newsroom, 11am ET – 1pm ET.


Filed under: Brooke Baldwin • Tony Harris
February 22nd, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Broken Government

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/22/t1flip_tea_party_file_gi.jpg caption=""] All next week CNN will focus on “Broken Government.”

Our question: is a broken system at the heart of all the political discontent out there?

Liberals who won’t see health care reform think government is broken. So do conservatives frustrated with runaway spending. And independents think it too when they look at a system that fails to produce solutions to our problems.

What we need from you – examples of ways you think government is broken.

Post them below – we’re going to use them to help generate ideas for our coverage next week.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
February 21st, 2010
09:10 PM ET
February 21st, 2010
09:07 PM ET
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