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August 27th, 2009
02:44 PM ET

Yettaw: 'I had a vision they were going to murder her'

American John Yettaw made headlines around the world back in May when he swam to the lakeside home of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi – sneaking in to see her.

The stunt got Yettaw sentenced to seven years hard labor and Aung San Suu Kyi an extra 18 months under house arrest. Yettaw was released earlier this month during a trip to Myanmar by Virginia Senator Jim Webb.

In an exclusive two-part interview, CNN's Kiran Chetry asked Yettaw what drove him to leave his wife and children and risk his life to travel halfway around the world.

Watch part two of the interview after the jump.


August 27th, 2009
10:54 AM ET

Low-cost health care model

Health care reform. It was Senator Ted Kennedy's cause to the end. But, in this make or break month reform is as uncertain as ever. One puzzle in the debate is how to keep costs down.

CNN's John Roberts went to the Cleveland clinic which provides top notch health care and they do it at a much lower cost than most places.

Filed under: Health
August 27th, 2009
09:37 AM ET

'We don't have a legitimate debate'

There's nearly two more weeks before the Senate and House are back in session and the make or break debate over health care reform is not letting up. One prominent GOP senator says the biggest problem is looking to Uncle Sam for a solution.

CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Filed under: Health
August 27th, 2009
07:44 AM ET

Rebuilding New Orleans' public schools

In our special series "After the Storm," we're taking a look at how New Orleans is bouncing back – four years after Hurricane Katrina nearly drowned the city.

The devastation has been well-documented, but the city's school system was crumbling even before the storm hit. And as CNN's Sean Callebs tells us, Katrina was a new beginning.

Filed under: After the Storm
August 27th, 2009
06:51 AM ET

Presidential prophecy: 'And the last shall be first'

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On the weekend of his presidential inauguration in 1961, John Kennedy gave Ted, the last born of the Kennedy siblings, an engraved cigarette box.

It read, "And the last shall be first." That was almost 50 years ago. Neither of them knew then in just what ways that prophecy might turn out to be true. reports full story

Filed under: Politics