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March 28th, 2008
12:02 PM ET

An original in every sense...

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Our CNN colleague and friend Beverly Broadman died this past evening.

Bev was an original in every sense of the word...she was a CNN Original, here literally from 'day one.' Bev was someone who helped guide this network through some of its monumental moments. When news events made the world stand still ... she knew we had to be ‘ready, pick up, and do anything’ to get that news out to the world....

Many times the behind-the-scenes heroes go unnoticed...

We couldn’t let that happen with Bev....
 


Filed under: Beverly Broadman
March 28th, 2008
10:39 AM ET

What we're working on for tonight...

Good morning, friends. On 360 tonight,  

We trace the undercurrents of the presidential race.

Gary Tuchman on the anatomy of a campaign maneuver: just how opposition from the Obama campaign quietly killed Michigan's plan to redo its primary.

Suzanne Malveaux tracks Obama in Pennsylvania... Jessica Yellin's with Clinton in Indiana..

As the candidates and government propose solutions to the mortgage and credit crises, Gary Tuchman examines how one of America's biggest mortgage companies allegedly defrauded whole neighborhoods of home-buyers, leaving them with mortgages bigger than the value of their homes–or without homes at all.

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March 28th, 2008
07:08 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Morning folks...It is Friday!! Thank GOD!!! In honor of it being Friday, I won't bore you with the details of today's headlines...Soooo grab your coffee and let's go...

Top Stories
U.S. joins offensive...
U.S. forces in armored vehicles battled Mahdi Army fighters Thursday in Sadr City, the vast Shiite stronghold in eastern Baghdad, as an offensive to quell party-backed militias entered its third day. Iraqi army and police units appeared to be largely holding to the outskirts of the area as American troops took the lead in the fighting.

U.S. suspends Afghan arms dealer...
U.S. investigators are looking into accusations that a company hired by the U.S. military supplied corroded and decades-old Chinese ammunition to the Afghan Army and police

Puerto Rico Governor indicted...
Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila and 12 associates, including his former administrative director in Washington, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, fraud and tax crimes during three recent political campaigns.

Tibet tension lingers...
From behind bars, the young man fidgeted. His eyes flickered over to a policeman standing nearby as he debated how to answer a very sensitive question.

New Central Command Chief...
One of the Army's most Iraq-savvy generals is taking charge, at least temporarily, of arguably the most important command in the U.S. Military, with responsibility for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Raw Politics
Dodd says STOP...
Q: As I mentioned earlier, you were the General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Now, you know that a lot of Democrats feel that this increasingly bitter race between Obama and Clinton is hurting the party. First of all, do you think that is true, and secondly, if you were in charge, what would you do? Dodd: Well, I think it is hurting

Obama would have left church...
White House hopeful Barack Obama suggests he would have left his Chicago church had his longtime pastor, whose fiery anti-American comments about U.S. foreign policy and race relations threatened Obama's campaign, not stepped down.

Three candidates, three proposals for the economy...
The deteriorating economy took center stage in the presidential election Thursday as Democrat Barack Obama called for tighter regulation of financial markets and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed more retraining for displaced workers, creating a sharp contrast with Republican John McCain over how much the government should intervene.

Clinton details health plan...
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview on Wednesday that if elected president she would push for a universal health care plan that would limit what Americans pay for health insurance to no more than 10 percent of their income, a significant reduction for some families.

Obama bus tour...
When he steps aboard a campaign bus in Pittsburgh on Friday, Senator Barack Obama begins a six-day journey across Pennsylvania and its complex political landscape, one that is largely favorable to his rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Obama-Bloomberg ticket?
It was only hours after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg finally made it clear that he was not running for president that his chief political guru, Kevin Sheekey, suggested that he would be the perfect running mate for Senator Barack Obama.

Obama rewriting rules for online contributions...
When Christen Braun decided it was time to learn more about the presidential candidates, the 28-year-old high school teacher from suburban Pittsburgh turned to Google - right where Sen. Barack Obama's campaign was waiting for her. 

Crime & Punishment
Learn english or go to jail...
A judge known for creative sentencing has ordered three Spanish-speaking men to learn English or go to jail

Keeping Them Honest
Hundreds of flights canceled or grounded, why?
Hundreds of flights were canceled Thursday as mechanics for American Airlines and Delta Airlines inspected wiring in aircraft to ensure the planes met federal safety rules.

Tapes destroyed...
When officers from the Central Intelligence Agency destroyed hundreds of hours of videotapes documenting harsh interrogations in 2005, they may have believed they were freeing the government and themselves from potentially serious legal trouble.

What YOU will be talking about TODAY
Parents pick pray over treatment...
Police are investigating an 11-year-old girl's death from an undiagnosed, treatable form of diabetes after her parents chose to pray for her rather than take her to a doctor.

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