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July 20th, 2010
01:17 PM ET

Waiting for Social Security

From CNN Associate Producer Jennifer Hauser

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July 20th, 2010
09:39 AM ET

Race remarks cost USDA official her job

An African-American Agriculture Department worker resigns over her handling of a white Georgia farmer's case when she worked for a nonprofit group in 1986. It came to light when Shirley Sherrod talked about the case at an NAACP banquet earlier this year. Were her remarks a teaching moment that backfired, or evidence of racism?

Sherrod says her comments were taken out of context – that the point of her story was to unite people.

Watch her interview with Tony Harris below, then tell us what you think. We'll share some of your comments on air in the CNN Newsroom, 11:00am – 1:00pm ET.

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July 20th, 2010
07:20 AM ET

UPDATE: Your life, your choice, your death?

A billboard in New Jersey is breathing new life into the right to die debate.

The billboard reads, "My Life. My Death. My Choice." It also displays the web address for Final Exit Network, which is a private, non-profit organization that supports the idea that people suffering what it terms "intolerable medical circumstances" be able to end their lives.

Final Exit Network's billboard is intended for terminally ill patients, but many people are concerned that young adults who see the billboard will see it as a suicide endorsement.

The Catholic Church is also speaking out against the ad. The Newark, New Jersey's Archdiocese message spokesman Jim Goodness says it's "completely incompatible with Catholic teaching."


This morning at 10:30am ET, Kyra will go deeper into the debate with attorney and Executive Director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Rita Marker and Final Exit Vice President Bob Levine.

Watch the CNN Newsroom with Kyra and us know what you think of the right to die debate. Kyra will read some comments during the 10am ET hour of the CNN Newsroom.

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