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August 29th, 2011
03:17 PM ET

Today's Big I – Army Blast Gauge tests

In today's Big I we looked at a new technology from DARPA that may one day save soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan from traumatic brain injuries.

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Filed under: Ali Velshi • The Big I
August 27th, 2011
06:22 AM ET

Hurricane Irene – helpful links

Our team at has fantastic, broad coverage of Hurricane Irene this morning and throughout the weekend. Be sure to follow the tracker, live blog, and state-by-state breakdown.
If you're in Irene's path, do everything it takes to be safe and prepared. If you're in a position to safely share your videos, photos, and stories, join the open story from our iReport team.
As I'm reporting today, if you or your loved ones are in Irene's path, your first instinct might be to call each other. Authorities are encouraging you not to. Instead, try social media or texting. You don't want to clog the phone lines - leave those open for people who need to make emergency calls.
The Red Cross website Safe and Well can help. You can post your whereabouts, or search to see if someone you love has posted.
Which websites are helping you? Post in the comments section, or join me at Facebook and Twitter. I'll share some of your most helpful links on the air.
Be safe and well.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Josh Levs
August 26th, 2011
01:05 PM ET

Hospitals prepare for Irene

One big concern is how Hurricane Irene will affect hospitals along the east coast. The president of The Outer Banks Hospital joins Suzanne Malveaux in the CNN Newsroom.

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August 26th, 2011
09:59 AM ET

School days look (a little) better closer to home

by Dave Schechter
CNN Senior National Editor

Much as Americans grumble about Congress, but then re-elect their own representatives, they also complain about the nation’s education system while feeling pretty good about their own local public school and teachers.

Americans may be uncertain about whether teachers should be paid more, but they certainly think better of teachers and principals than they do of school boards – and parents (looking in the mirror?).

The Census Bureau tells us that an estimated 55.5 million children, from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, will be enrolled this fall in nearly 100,000 public and more than 33,000 private schools (which educate 11 percent of those students) and will be taught by more than 7 million teachers.

As these children hoist their (often swollen) backpacks and return to school, it’s worth considering results of the recently released 43rd annual Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup Poll, a survey of 1,000 American adults conducted in June that is a trove of attitudes about public education. FULL POST

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August 24th, 2011
03:16 PM ET

BIG I – Russians unveil space hotel

In today's Big I we talked about a Russian firm that's planning to open a space hotel by 2016.

Would you visit?

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Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I
August 23rd, 2011
04:52 PM ET

What happens after Gadhafi's regime falls?

Fareed Zakaria joins Brooke to discuss the ongoing situation in Libya.  As Fareed explains, the situation is Libya is not a civil war.  These  rebel fighters are made up of different tribes from varying areas of Libya, who have united in order to bring Gadhafi down.  However, once Moammar Gadhafi is removed as leader of Libya (an outcome that Zakaria says is inevitable), what happens next?  Will the rebel fighters simply lay down their weapons and turn power over to the newly-formed National Transition Council (NTC)?  If so, what kind of power will the NTC wield, and how will they choose to use it?

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Filed under: Brooke Baldwin
August 22nd, 2011
07:40 PM ET

How can NATO help track down Gadhafi?

As rebel forces take control of the Libyan capitol city of Tripoli, one question remains: Where is Moamaar Gadhafi?

Brooke Baldwin posed this question and several others to former NATO supreme commander Gen. Wesley Clark, who discussed NATO's effort in finding Gadhafi.

Whatever district of Tripoli Moamaar Gadhafi is in, Clark says, the rebels must be organized if they hope to break through the stronghold Gadhafi has in place. Clark also talks about what kind of help NATO could provide to the rebels, the remaining stockpiles of mustard gas Gadhafi forces have and what must be done to secure them.

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Filed under: Anchors • Brooke Baldwin
August 21st, 2011
06:22 PM ET

Comedian Kevin Hart Makes Fun of His Height, His Cursing but Not His Fans

You may not know Kevin Hart by name but he's on track to be the next Eddie Murphy. Hart has already broken one of Murphy's records for ticket sales. Now Hart is going big screen when his movie "Laugh at My Pain" debuts September 9. CNN's Don Lemon had a heart-to-heart with the comedian about his success, his politics, and much more.

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Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Don Lemon
August 21st, 2011
08:39 AM ET

How do virtual credit cards work?

Are you looking for a way to ensure your online credit card purchases don't expose your card to hackers? Have you heard about virtual credit card numbers? Financial lifestyle coach Clyde Anderson explains how they work.

Look for Clyde's financial segments in the 7 o'clock hour of CNN Saturday Mornings with T.J. Holmes.

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August 21st, 2011
04:12 AM ET

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Lense

Ever see someone with eyes that just sparkle? It might be their contacts.

Look for Nadia Bilchik's Morning Passport segments weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom with T.J. Holmes.

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