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April 17th, 2010
08:57 PM ET

The Legal Guys

Prosecutors in Georgia have dropped sexual assault charges against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.   But his troubles may not be over.   CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talked about some of the week's big cases with our legal experts.   Avery Friedman is a civil rights attorney and law professor in Cleveland, Ohio.  Richard Herman is a New York criminal defense attorney and law professor.

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April 17th, 2010
04:09 PM ET

International Adoptions

U.S. officials will travel to Moscow soon to discuss the future of U.S.-Russian adoptions.   Russia recently said it will suspend adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families after a Tennessee woman sent her adopted Russian son back to Moscow, all by himself.   She sent a note saying the child had psychological problems and violent tendencies.

U.S officials appear optimistic the adoption issue can be resolved, and they say adoption cases are still  moving forward.

There's no doubt adoption is a painstaking process.  CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talked with Dr. Amy Pakula of the Marcus International Adoption Center about the unique challenges of international adoptions.

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April 17th, 2010
04:21 AM ET

Coming up on this CNN Saturday Morning...

A memorial service begins at 6am ET for Poland's President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and the other victims of last weekend's plane crash in Western Russia. Our Frederick Pleitgen joins us from Warsaw.

Housing and finance expert Clyde Anderson joins us in the 7am ET hour with tips on what to do with your tax refund.

Sports business analyst Rick Horrow stops by in the 8am ET hour to talk about the skyrocketing cost of sports stadiums and how much of that is shifted to taxpayers.

At 9am ET, a half-hour special on airline outrage. Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza joins us to talk about the carrier's new fee for carry-on bagage. We'll also run down the growing list of fees to travel by air and what consumers can do about them. And we'll take a look at the Passenger Bill of Rights passed by the U.S. Senate.

Are credit card companies profiling you? Can they do that? We'll take a look in the 10am ET hour.

Join TJ Holmes on this CNN Saturday Morning, 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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