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Gun owners debate in wake of Aurora tragedyupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 09:58:00

When you put a pro- and an anti-gun control person in the same room, you know what's bound to happen. But what happens when two gun owners debate gun control?

CNN iReport Awards nomineesupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 11:47:00

Check out the nominees in the 2nd Annual CNN iReport Awards.

And the iReport Awards go to ... updated: Sat Jul 07 2012 11:47:00

Eyewitness footage of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, a collection of powerful images from a blind photographer and a dispatch by 14-year-old twins at Occupy Wall Street were among the recipients of the 2nd annual CNN iReport Awards on Saturday night.

Life with Autism: Your storiesupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 12:55:00

April 2 is the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day. Since 2007, the day has aimed to raise awareness for individuals and families with members on the autism spectrum. In honor of the day, CNN iReporters shared their stories of what life is like with autism.

Music therapy for veterans with PTSDupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 08:44:00

Guitars for Vets is a volunteer organization dedicated to putting instruments in the hands of veterans with PTSD.

iReport roundtable: Boot camp, Week 1updated: Thu Aug 18 2011 20:23:00

Please join us today at 4:30 p.m. ET for part one of our series of CNN iReport boot camp roundtable discussions. Today's topic will be on picking a story.

Boy wants recognition for dead fatherupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 12:42:00

Braydon Nichols, 10, sent CNN iReport a photo and blurb about his father, Bryan Nichols, who was killed in Afghanistan.

Army capt. to fallen pilot's boy: Your dad talked about youupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 12:42:00

An Army captain has established a college trust fund for the 10-year-old who posted an iReport honoring his dad, who died in the recent Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Welcome to CNN iReport boot campupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 15:49:00

Calling all iReporters: Have you ever wanted to write for Well here's your chance to get a byline and improve your journalism skills along the way.

Picking the perfect storyupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 14:48:00

Stories are a basic part of being human. No matter our background, our age, what we do for a living or where we live, everyone enjoys a good story.

Boy's ode to fallen dad inspires tearful responsesupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 11:22:00

The story of a 10-year-old who posted an iReport honoring his dad who died in the recent Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan has sparked a huge outpouring from readers.

iReport boot camp: Taking better picturesupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 11:13:00

One topic that has dominated my career is how to photograph a scene that quickly gets to the heart of the story without explanation or embellishment. So how do you do that? Well, the answer doesn't lie with a fancy camera. Excellent visual communication is primarily driven by your unique visual sense, the time spent shooting and a deep connection to the story. In essence, you must do more than take pictures: You must make them. Images that transcend snapshots require extra effort.

From iReporter to CNNer (and beyond)updated: Thu Aug 11 2011 07:45:00

When CNN iReport was created five years ago, it was intended to be a vehicle for people to share their stories with the world. And it is! But it's become so much more along the way: a community, a teaching tool, a place for collaboration and even a career builder.

Five years of iReportsupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 14:53:00's iReport marks its five-year anniversary with a look back at some of the best contributions from citizen journalists.

What can you tell about a person from their picture?updated: Fri Jul 01 2011 09:17:00

As part of CNN's Defining America project, CNN iReport is conducting a cultural census. We're asking people to share a self-portrait, show off their handwriting, tell us what they typically eat for dinner, and more. This quiz on stereotypes is part of our series focusing on the self-portrait project.

Deaf couple survive tornadoupdated: Fri May 06 2011 11:33:00

A deaf couple describe how they survived a tornado that demolished their home. WAFF reports.

Street in Japan 'moving like an island'updated: Fri Mar 11 2011 17:21:00

iReporter Mark John Bennet describes the street outside his Chiba, Japan, home as "moving like an island."

Southern Sudan homecoming brings new problemsupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 10:37:00

Thousands of people have started flooding home to Southern Sudan following the historic referendum that separated south from north.

iReport covers the globeupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 13:06:00

In 2004, iReport was born. Today we cover the globe. Here are all 194 iReport countries.

50 years after independence, what are your hopes for Africa?updated: Mon Sep 06 2010 07:47:00

In 1960, an unprecedented number of African nations won independence from their colonial masters, bringing to an end decades of rule by European powers.

Gulf journals: Documenting a disasterupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 13:54:00

Wednesday marks the 100th day of the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. Since April 20, the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon explosion has allowed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, devastating many communities of the Gulf Coast and its ecosystem.

'Greek' stars get to iReport questionsupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 14:43:00

The stars of "Get Him to the Greek" answer questions from iReporters.

Ever volunteered on holiday? Share your trips of a lifetime with CNNupdated: Tue May 25 2010 12:49:00

If you're the kind of person who's happiest spending your two weeks off helping to look after elephants in Thailand or working for free on an organic farm in New Zealand, then perhaps you've been on a volunteer vacation.

do not pubupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 12:27:00

"Saline irrigation" may not sound sexy, but Kelly Nance says she's hooked.

Around world, sharing secrets for exercise in citiesupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 10:55:00

In Copenhagen, Denmark, which has a reputation for accommodating cyclists, Jessica Eisenbraun gets her exercise riding around the city on her steel bike, which is older than she is but easy to maintain. Biking is the fastest way around the city, she says, when you consider how long it would take to park a car or take a bus.

Health bill: A 'first step'updated: Tue Mar 23 2010 09:49:00

Former Sen. Bill Frist and former surgeon general Dr. David Satcher discuss health care reform and what can be improved.

Reactions to passage of health care bill are passionateupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 09:49:00

The health care bill's passage has struck such an emotional chord that more than 10,000 people have posted comments and sometimes deeply personal stories about it on

Time-lapse photography is an old trick turning new againupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 18:04:00

Time was, if you wanted to make a time-lapse film, first you had to build a machine.

Time-lapse around the globeupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 18:04:00

CNN iReporters across the globe document their world through time-lapse photography.

Welcome to Weekend Assignmentupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 09:31:00

CNN iReport is excited to announce the launch of Weekend Assignment -- eight weeks of fun, creative and engaging mini-challenges we can work on together.

Hope and horror on the Webupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:53:00

CNN's Errol Barnett looks at dramatic iReport video from Haiti, and notes people using social media to find loved ones.

This Week in iReportupdated: Sat Dec 19 2009 14:33:00

The holiday season is in full swing and iRerporters have been documenting all the fun.

This week in iReport: Snow all over the place, provocative Nativityupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 14:15:00

This week in iReport, we take a close look at the heavy snowfall that dropped down on many parts of the country. Some of the snow fell in places where people aren't accustomed to seeing snow. We also examine a controversial storefront Nativity display.

This Week in iReportupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 14:15:00

Team iReport takes a look at a variety of snow day pictures and a window display which is stirring up controversy.

Major storm moving east across U.S.updated: Wed Dec 09 2009 07:35:00

The first major storm of the season pounded the western United States before moving eastward into the Colorado Rockies and beyond, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

This Week in iReportupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 12:35:00

Team iReport talks about the decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, World AIDS Day, and holiday shopping.

This Week in iReportupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 10:09:00

Team iReport talks about riots on a California campus, Oprah Winfrey's announcement and's travel photo gallery.

This week in iReport: Tuition protests and love for Oprahupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 10:09:00

This week in iReport we're looking at some big news in California, as well as a momentous announcement in entertainment and your fantastic travel images.

iReporter goes to 'New Moon'updated: Fri Nov 20 2009 12:09:00

Superstar iReporter Chris Morrow tracks down viewers at the "Twilight" sequel.

Your views: 'New Moon' is 'awesome'updated: Fri Nov 20 2009 12:09:00

A number of CNN iReporters made sure to get in line for screenings of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," and their reaction can be summed up in one word: "More!"

This Week in iReportupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 18:10:00

Team iReport talks about a shuttle launch, a town giving a dying boy a Christmas wish and "New Moon" madness.

This Week in iReportupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 15:48:00

The iReport team visits the Berlin wall, view images from Hurricane Ida, and pay tribute to 40 years of Sesame Street.

This Week in iReport: Bursting balloon, canoeing the Mississippiupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 14:53:00

This week in iReport, we blast off into the skies and splash into the vast waters of the Mississippi River. Take a look at how a group of college students send a weather balloon into near space. Meet iReporter Neal Moore who's documenting his journey down the Mississippi River. And check out two of our talented artists, Brixton Doyle and Jim Brenneman.

This Week in iReportupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 14:53:00

The iReport team watches a balloon burst for science, takes a ride down the Mississippi, and profiles two talented artists.

This Week in iReportupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 13:49:00

The iReport team takes a tour of the new and improved features of CNN iReport, and an 800 pound gorilla crashes the party.

This Week in iReport: Welcome to the new CNN iReportupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 13:49:00

What's new: Welcome to the new CNN iReport! Thank you to all 395,759 iReporters in 209 countries who have contributed 376,586 personal, shocking, sweet, urgent, impassioned, hilarious, beautiful, riveting, bizarre, smart and critically important stories to CNN's global news coverage in the past three years.

Frustration looms as H1N1 vaccines run outupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 11:19:00

Yessica Maher of Los Angeles, California, feels let down. She had wanted to get the H1N1 vaccine for herself and her children, but that's proving to be difficult.

This Week in iReportupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 00:23:00

iReporters take on the H1N1 flu, show us how dogs are helping kids read, and we get a look into the world of Percy Von Lipinksy.

This Week in iReport: Finding flu shots and an unlikely tutorupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 00:23:00

This week in iReport, see the world through the eyes of a globe-trotting iReporter, and meet a dog who helps kids learn to read. Also see the lengths some people are going to to get the H1N1 vaccine. Check out the video, or browse the stories below.

This Week in iReportupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 10:18:00

MIT students capture images from the edge of space, veterans express their concerns, and Kanye sparks a discussion on civility.

This Week in iReport: Vets, public outbursts and photos from beyondupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 10:18:00

This week in iReport, we're going to infinity...and beyond! Take a look at how MIT students on a budget captured images from the edge of space. Meet four veterans and hear why their struggles at home can be as bad as those at war. And finally, iReporters weigh in on what's up with all the recent public outbursts -- and may or may not be interrupted by a special guest. Check out the video here, or get a better idea of the stories below.

This Week in iReport: Georgia floods, going car-freeupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 10:17:00

This week in iReport, heavy rains saturated the Atlanta,Georgia, area and iReporters show the flooding and damage in their neighborhoods. All across the nation, iReporters tried to conserve energy by ditching their cars for a day. And grown men shoveled down grits for a world championship title. Check out the video here, or get a better idea of the stories below.

This Week in iReport: Gourmet recipes and barbershop politicsupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 10:10:00

This week in iReport, we've received visually beautiful photos and a culturally beautiful story. See iReporters' gourmet home cooking, and take a look at the images that signal autumn's arrival. And be sure to take in the story of a small barbershop where customers can find common ground on controversial political issues. Check out the video here, or get a better idea of the stories below.

Lifesaving shot!updated: Wed Oct 21 2009 15:57:00's Liz Landau talks about having severe allergies and the importance of carrying an epinephrine auto-injector.

World records revealed: From tallest teen to most Smurfsupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 01:00:00

A call for Smurfs brought together 1,253 dressed-up-in-blue people in County Monaghan, Ireland. A 4,703-pound cheesecake rolled out in Mexico City. A 7-year-old Michigan boy made a ball of plastic wrap that's 11 feet across.

Crazy world recordsupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 01:00:00

CNN's Hala Gorani and Nicole Lapin discuss wacky Guinness World Records, including the world's oldest stripper.

iReporters share their memories of World War IIupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 13:29:00

Around the world, commemorations have taken place this month to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Cash for clunkersupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 15:08:00

CNN's Gerri Willis reports on a new deal for car owners.

'Cash for clunkers' buyers agree: Credit came at perfect timeupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 15:08:00

Andrew Sable wasn't in the market for new wheels, but he says the federal "cash for clunkers" program helped him get an offer he couldn't refuse.

Nationwide 'tea party' protests blast spendingupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 22:47:00

Armed with signs reading "no taxation without deliberation" and "stop bankrupting America," tens of thousands of people spent national tax day at organized "tea party" demonstrations across the country, protesting what some view as excessive government spending and bailouts.

Money Magazine: Do you have enough to retire?updated: Tue Apr 07 2009 04:39:00

Question: My wife and I hope to retire in five to seven years, but our retirement accounts got clobbered recently. We now have approximately $180,000 in cash that we need a game plan for. Can you help? --Pat C., York, Pennsylvania

'Recession gardens' trim grocery bills, teach lessonsupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 10:28:00

As American families try to stretch their food budgets during the recession, some are turning to the backyard, rather than the grocery store, as the place to look for produce.

A 10-pound milestone in a 2009 journeyupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 15:53:00

This week, Giyen Kim, 34, reached a personal milestone: She has lost 10 pounds since the beginning of the year.

Money Magazine: Smart (and not so smart) 401(k) movesupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 05:56:00

Question: Like many people, I've seen the value of my 401(k) drop considerably over the last year. I am invested for the long haul and am willing to ride out my current losses hoping for recovery. But I'm wondering whether I should re-direct my current and future contributions into my 401(k)'s money-market option until the economy settles. Do you think that's a smart move, or should I just continue investing my new contributions into my current fund allocations? --Mike, Baltimore, Maryland

iReport: Economic survivorsupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 10:59:00's Tyson Wheatley discusses iReport submissions from survivors of the economic crisis.

Disappointed inaugural ticket holders turned awayupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 13:30:00

Optimistic chants of "change" and "O-bam-A" morphed into angered shouts of "Let us in!" outside the security gates to the inauguration. These folks had tickets, and they wanted in.

Inaugural tickets not enoughupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 13:30:00

iReporters Rick Haverkate and Dane Borie say thousands were refused access to the inauguration, despite having tickets.

iReport images of crashupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 13:59:00

iReporters share their images of US Airways flight 1549 before and after it crash-landed in the Hudson River.

iReporter: 'It looked like a perfectly smooth landing'updated: Sun Jan 18 2009 13:59:00

By many eyewitness accounts, when US Airways flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River, it looked like a completely normal landing -- except it was in the water.

17 years later, Nirvana record still an icon for rock loversupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 09:35:00

In 1991, Nirvana changed American rock music with an album that featured a naked baby on the cover.

Today on iReport.comupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 19:43:00's Katie Hawkins-Gaar looks at iReport submissions showing incredible holiday light displays.

Even in tough times, holiday spirit trumps allupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 19:43:00

With an outdoor display of 150,000 Christmas lights, Bob and Raquel Cox saw their electric bill increase $400 last December. This year, the couple expects to pay an even larger bill: They strung 210,000 lights outside their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home.

Today on iReport.comupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 17:35:00's Lila King discusses the latest features and solicitations for

Great Depression holds lessons for surviving tough economyupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 16:49:00

Memories of salvaging and stealing to avoid going hungry are part of the legacy of the Great Depression. Some iReporters say they can't help but look at the current economy and feel the past holds lessons for the present.

Kids speak out on election in iReport videosupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 11:32:00

"At this time, we need a leader." "I would try to stop the war in Iraq because I think they should have a talk with them, not a big war."

Just the facts, iReporters pleadupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 21:10:00

Amid all the partisan cross talk on, one plea that keeps coming through is for presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama to stop attacking each other and directly address the issues.

iReporters: No fireworks, knockouts in VP debateupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 11:54:00

Hundreds of users stayed up late Thursday or got up really early Friday to share their thoughts on the vice presidential debate, and for many, it wasn't lack of sleep that was contributing to the yawns.

Blunt: 'Everybody is unhappy'updated: Mon Sep 29 2008 16:11:00

House Minority Whip Roy Blunt says the vote on the bailout plan needs to have bipartisan support.

iReporters: Who's bailing us out?updated: Mon Sep 29 2008 16:11:00

Congress is scrambling to approve a bailout plan to save a financial system reportedly on the brink of collapse, but iReporters aren't buying it.

iReport outrage over the bailoutupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 17:30:00

Congress and the White House are trying to hammer out a $700 billion plan to bail out Wall Street and prevent an economic collapse, but iReporter Margaret Lopez thinks she has a better idea.

iReport on gas shortageupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 15:58:00

iReporter Gary Berman captures empty gas pumps in Marietta, Georgia.

iReporters offer other ways to spend $700Bupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 10:51:00

Improving the education system. Researching alternative fuels. Nationalizing health care. Paying off the debts of the American people.

How iReporters are dealing with tough timesupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 20:37:00

Catherine Konradt wrote "Goodbye" on an post as she was packing to move from California to Arizona to live with her mother. "Both my husband and myself have master's degrees and can't find a job to save our lives."

Virtual September 11 memorials bring back memories, emotionsupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 19:11:00

People around the world who are unable to visit Ground Zero and pay their respects to September 11 victims can still find solace in contacting others through the technological wonders of their home computers. Especially if they're willing to venture into a virtual world.

Learning Activity: Hurricanes: Community Impactupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 01:58:00

Students will produce iReports that examine how hurricanes impact their community

iReporters give GOP convention mixed reviewsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 12:42:00

The Republican National Convention got under way in earnest on Tuesday after a day spent nervously watching the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Gustav.

Long-distance drivers feeling the pain of costly commuteupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 17:56:00

Soaring gas prices, nearing a national average of $4 per gallon, are causing long-distance commuters to burn holes in their wallets along with the fuel in their gas tanks.

iReporters share worst vacation nightmaresupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 11:14:00

Vacation season is nearly over, and kids are returning to school with the telltale tans and smiles that mean they had a wonderful and relaxing holiday.

The new face of 50updated: Sat Aug 16 2008 10:03:00

CNN's Errol Barnett looks at the new face of 50 on

Being black in Hollywood still exception, not the ruleupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 14:41:00

Will Smith has made epic blockbusters a Fourth of July tradition, and Denzel Washington is one of the most recognized faces in show business.

Your parents named you what? The pros, cons of unusual namesupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 12:00:00

When you hear the name "Indiana Jones," you think of an archaeologist carrying an idol and dodging a giant boulder. When you hear about "Dow Jones," you might wonder if it's up or down that day. However, in this case, Indiana and Dow Jones are siblings, 12 and 7 years old, respectively.

iReporters: Improve awareness to fight AIDS among blacksupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 14:26:00

Since she was 12 years old, Suzanne Africa Engo has been working to raise AIDS awareness.

Review: What children say about children's booksupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 11:45:00

Ask an adult what makes a children's book appealing, and she might talk about the colorful artwork, the clever storytelling or the lessons imparted.

Tornado destroys homesupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 11:22:00

Homes and other buildings in Moscow, Indiana, are in ruins after a tornado passed through the area.

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