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March 31st, 2010
07:40 AM ET

Rape Lay: Has it gone too far?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=""]You saw the scandal when Grand Theft Auto came out. The violence and gore had parents all over the world up-in-arms.

Turns out, Grand Theft Auto is as clean as Pac-Man compared to a new Japanese video game that’s out.

The game’s called Rape Lay. It begins with a girl, her sister and mother on a train platform. They get on the subway and you, as the videogame player, can begin your sexual assault of all of them. Grope and rape – all part of the game.

And the game's gone viral – people all over the world can play it.

Women’s groups are appalled. Others say it’s just a game.

Our question: A rape video game, do we really have to go there?

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

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
March 30th, 2010
06:27 AM ET

Second Grader’s No-Suicide Pact

An 8 year-old-boy in Texas tried to commit suicide after his teacher did nothing about the bad bullying he faced every day. The school’s response: have him sign a ‘no suicide’ agreement. Apparently this is standard procedure in this school district. Any student who tries to harm him/herself has to sign it. But this kid is in second-grade…and dyslexic.

We want to know – would you ask your child to sign a no-suicide pact?

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

Filed under: Kyra Phillips
March 29th, 2010
08:10 AM ET

Pres. Obama: What Should be Next?

President Obama’s top domestic priority, health care reform, is a done deal. So, what does he turn his attention to now?

A. Jobs and the economy
B. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
C. Immigration
D. Financial industry reform

We want to hear from you? Let us know what you think the administration should make its top priority and why. We’ll share some of your comments on air in the CNN Newsroom, 11am ET — 1pm ET

Filed under: Tony Harris
March 29th, 2010
07:27 AM ET

FEMA Says Pay Up for Your Trailer

Eighteen months ago, Hurricane Ike tore up Galveston, Texas. Today, hundreds of residents are still living in FEMA trailers. FEMA was supposed to get rid of the trailers in March. Now that deadline’s been moved to July. But FEMA says it’ll charge rent until then. They’re basing the rent on what people could get from tourists before Ike hit. That means up to $1600, for a FEMA trailer.

FEMA says it’s following the law. But lots of residents are still waiting for insurance payments to come through or for contractors to finish work on their houses. They say this adds insult to injury.

What do you think? Paying rent on a FEMA trailer – fair or unfair?

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

Filed under: Kyra Phillips
March 28th, 2010
10:42 PM ET
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March 28th, 2010
05:08 PM ET

Navigating the new healthcare bill

How does the new healthcare  bill affect you and your family?  We asked Emory University's Ken Thorpe to talk about some of the major changes.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
March 28th, 2010
03:01 PM ET

Helping families in need

If you have a child with a life-threatening illness and think there's nowhere to turn, you might be wrong .   The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation does everything possible to help families and caregivers in need.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom
March 28th, 2010
02:38 PM ET

Save now, learn later

The federal government has made some big changes in the way student loans are handed out.  We asked financial planner Karen Lee to guide us through the new regulations.  And  we asked her a couple of key questions.   Will the cost of student loans come down?  How can you get help?

Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
March 28th, 2010
11:20 AM ET

You Kill My Guy... I'm Gonna Kill Yours

From CNN Segment Producer Elberta McKnight:

A new threat surfaced last week that is believed to have come straight from Osama bin Laden. In it, he vows to execute Americans if Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is executed. Mohammed is about to stand trial, accused of being the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Peter Bergen is one of the few Westerners to ever interview bin Laden face-to-face. He is CNN's National Security Analyst.

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

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