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April 21st, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Letters to the President: #822 'Seriously? Birthers? Again?'

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Reporter's Note: The president once, long ago, asked for advice from the public. I’ve been writing to him ever since. Seems like one of us would have given up by now.

Dear Mr. President,

I may very well pull the hair out of my head if I have to hear one more of these discussions about whether you were born in the United States or not. I can not fathom why this issue continues to hang around and hang around like a teenage boy near cheerleader practice.

Related: Bachmann joins GOPers distancing themselves from birther issue

So far I have seen no evidence whatsoever - zero, zilch, nada - to support any kind of a claim that you are deceiving us about being born in Hawaii. But just as important, I’m not sure what could possibly convince your critics that you are a natural born American at this point anyway!
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April 21st, 2011
08:45 AM ET

Freed journalists await word on missing driver, reflect on Libyan captivity

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - The four New York Times staffers recently held captive for about a week by pro-Moammar Gadhafi troops made it out of Libya alive.

However, they're unsure if their driver, Mohammed, did. And the experience is forcing the seasoned war journalists to reconsider how they look at the world.

"We probably should have died those first 12 hours, given, you know, the intensity of the firefight and the positions we were in," Anthony Shadid told Anderson Cooper on CNN's "AC360."

But when Shadid and his colleagues Lynsey Addario, Stephen Farrell and Tyler Hicks emerged unscathed from the firefight, they fled right into the arms of their soon-to-be captors, who were manning a government checkpoint.

Mohammed got out of their vehicle at the checkpoint.

The journalists, who were blindfolded soon thereafter, aren't sure if they ever saw him again, but suspect the worst.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow
April 21st, 2011
08:30 AM ET

Video: 'The Women Who Would Be Queen'

Editor's note: The documentary "The Women Who Would Be Queen" airs internationally April 23 and in the U.S. April 24th on CNN.

Related: Special Coverage of The Royal Wedding on CNN.com


Filed under: 360° Radar • Royal Wedding • Soledad O'Brien
April 21st, 2011
01:35 AM ET

Video: Costner explains clean-up technology

Editor's note: CNN's Soledad O'Brien speaks with actor Kevin Costner about technology that separates oil out of water.


Filed under: 360º Follow • Gulf Oil Spill • Soledad O'Brien
April 21st, 2011
01:32 AM ET

Video: A look at Gulf wildlife one year later

Editor's note: CNN's Rob Marciano reports on efforts to track, study, and rehab Gulf wildlife one year after the massive oil spill.


Filed under: 360º Follow • Gulf Oil Spill • Rob Marciano
April 21st, 2011
01:05 AM ET

The Connection: 21st century pharmacy

Editor's note: A new way of dispensing medicine is coming to America's hospitals. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

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Filed under: The Connection
April 21st, 2011
12:46 AM ET

Bergen: Hetherington was 'the real deal'

Editor's note: Peter Bergen reflects on the life of his friend Tim Hetherington who was killed Wednesday in Libya.


Related: Two photographers killed in Libya


Filed under: 360º Follow • Peter Bergen
April 21st, 2011
12:43 AM ET

Video: Two photojournalists killed in Misrata

Editor's note: CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on the circumstances surrounding the death of two photojournalists in Libya Wednesday.

Related: Two photographers killed in Libya


Filed under: 360º Follow
April 21st, 2011
12:40 AM ET

Video: Three rig explosion survivors speak out

Editor's note: CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with three survivors of the Deepwater Horizon explosion about the last year of their lives.

Related: Rig survivors' wives, kids also victims of disaster

April 21st, 2011
12:36 AM ET

KTH: One year since Gulf disaster

Editor's note: CNN's Soledad O'Brien takes a look back at the past year since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

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