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February 17th, 2012
03:30 PM ET

Vermont battle could determine U.S. nuclear future

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant near Brattleboro, VT is 39 years old, part of a generation of aging nuclear plants.

The plant is the same design as the notorious Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan and has a history of problems - water towers collapsing, pipes leaking radioactive material, to name a few.

Now the plant is at the center of a battle that could well shape America's nuclear future. The Vermont legislature has voted to shut down the plant, but the plant owners insist Vermont doesn't have the right to shut them down and has won approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to keep the plant going for another 20 years.

Will the people of Vermont have a say in their own nuclear future? CNN's Amber Lyon investigates.

Don't miss Nuclear Standoff, one of three in-depth stories in one riveting hour hosted by CNN's Randi Kaye and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

CNN Presents premieres an all-new show this Saturday at 8pm ET, re-airing at 11:00 pm ET, 2:00 am ET and the same times on Sunday.


Filed under: Amber Lyon • nuclear • Uncategorized
CNN Presents: Death of a Diva
February 16th, 2012
03:04 PM ET

CNN Presents: Death of a Diva

She will be remembered as one of the greatest voices of her generation. And many of her closest friends say the troubled star was poised to make a comeback. But that comeback was tragically cut short with her untimely death. Whitney Houston’s soaring talent was shadowed by her struggles with addiction and marriage.

In a special investigation, CNN's Don Lemon looks at her rise to fame, her fall from superstardom, and the final hours in her troubled life.

Three in-depth stories in one riveting hour hosted by CNN's Randi Kaye and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

CNN Presents premieres an all-new show this Saturday at 8pm ET, re-airing at 11:00 pm ET, 2:00 am ET and the same times on Sunday.

Filed under: Don Lemon • Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Randi Kaye • Whitney Houston
February 15th, 2012
05:28 PM ET

Deadly Cargo

Air cargo is an Achilles heel of airline safety. Approximately 60% of all air cargo enters the United States on passenger jets, but not all of it is screened.

In October 2010, Al Qaeda nearly succeeded in exploiting this weakness by coming extremely close to blowing up two international flights headed to Chicago. With state-of-the-art sophistication, their top bomb maker transformed innocuous laser printers into bombs which were packed inside boxes and transported as cargo.

CNN’s Nic Robertson tells the story of how these bomb-laden printers were only discovered during the planes’ layovers, having already completed several legs of their journeys.

More than a year later, air cargo is still not sufficiently screened, say security experts. And with the laser printer bomb-maker at large, planes and passengers are still vulnerable.

CNN Presents "Deadly Cargo" is one of three riveting stories not to be missed this Saturday at 8:00 pm, 11:00 pm and 2:00 am, re-airing at the same times on Sunday.

Filed under: Deadly Cargo
February 3rd, 2012
06:02 PM ET

To Catch a Serial Killer

CNN goes on the trail of a suspected serial killer with a man who went undercover to nab him. Don't miss "CNN Presents: To Catch a Serial Killer" at 8 pm ET Sunday night, replaying at 11 pm ET and 2 am ET.


Filed under: Brooke Baldwin
February 3rd, 2012
02:17 PM ET

Exclusive: Doctor cheating warnings expand to dermatology

Doctors studying to become dermatologists have, for years, shared exam questions by memorizing and writing them down after the test to become board certified, CNN has confirmed.

Reports of the use of what are known as "airplane notes" comes after revelations last month that radiology residents around the country for years also have used what are known as "recalls" to prepare for the written exam, which is one step in becoming certified by the American Board of Radiology.

In the wake of the CNN story, the group that oversees 24 medical specialties issued a statement condemning the use of the recalls.

The American Board of Medical Specialties said on its website that, "It should be made abundantly clear that recalling and sharing questions from exams violates exam security, professional ethics and patient trust in the medical profession. When it happens, the practice should be addressed swiftly and decisively. Whether someone is providing or using test questions, ABMS Member Boards enforce sanctions that may include permanent barring from certification, and/or prosecution for copyright violation."

CNN has confirmed the practice also exists with dermatology, where the recalls are known as "airplane notes," because residents write down as much as they can remember on the plane after taking the test.


Filed under: Drew Griffin
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