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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Putin, the neighborhood bully

Putin, the neighborhood bully


Putin, the neighborhood bully

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 07:50 AM PST

As the Olympic flame burned above Sochi on Tuesday evening, a scene of mayhem and death exploded a few hundred miles away in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, where blazes roared and violent clashes erupted along protesters' barricades.

My Ukrainian family's freedom fight

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 10:26 AM PST

CNNMoney editor Catherine Tymkiw, whose Midwestern childhood was steeped in the culture of her father's homeland, says she understands the national pride that has Ukrainians locked in conflict in Kiev

It's not 'stand your ground,' it's race

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 12:36 AM PST

There has been a lot of debate about Florida's "stand your ground" law in recent days. From my perspective, the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn cases were not "stand your ground" cases, although I know reasonable people disagree about my stance on this.

Harvard gets record gift

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 01:56 AM PST

It's the largest gift in the nearly 400-year history of Harvard College, a nine-figure sum aimed at giving hundreds of students who win admission "against long odds" the means to attend.

Woman killed after plea not translated

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 08:41 PM PST

New York Police Department officials say they can't explain why a fearful woman's domestic-abuse report -- written in the woman's native language of Spanish -- was never translated into English for review, and for possible action.

Why we need 'mixed,' 'biracial,' 'black'

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:10 PM PST

When the census listed Negro as a race option in 2010, a controversy erupted.

Bought from guy it rejected

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 09:13 AM PST

In order to dominate messaging on phones and the Web, Facebook has acquired messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion.

See U.S. drop bomb near its base

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:22 PM PST

The U.S. Air Force is calling a bomb they almost dropped on a U.S outpost in Eastern Afghanistan a major target mistake.

1 ticket hits $425 million jackpot

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 04:39 AM PST

It was either a very restless or restful night of sleep for someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Northern California.

Cops: 3 cut swastika into teen's head

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 09:28 AM PST

Three Portland, Oregon, teens are accused of luring a classmate into a shed, hitting him in the head with a crowbar, shooting him with a BB gun -- and then using a box cutter to carve a swastika into his forehead.

Candidate dodges Nugent questions

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 04:05 AM PST

CNN's Ed Lavandera catches up with Texas GOP Gov. hopeful Greg Abbot about his controversial supporter, Ted Nungent.

What's the crisis in Venezuela about?

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 10:30 AM PST

Venezuelans have taken to the streets in recent days, leading to gruesome clashes between protesters and police. Their demands are varied, from economic to social. Here's a Q and A to bring you up to speed with what's going on.

Sailors: Fukushima made us ill

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 10:28 PM PST

CNN's Jake Tapper reports on a lawsuit alleging Navy sailors who responded to the Japan earthquake are now falling ill.

Bullied kid gets plastic surgery

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 04:07 AM PST

CNN's Piers Morgan talks to Dr. Thomas Romo and one of his clients about offering plastic surgery to bullied kids.

Hoffman's will includes wish for his son

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 01:43 AM PST

Philip Seymour Hoffman's last wish for his son was that he grow up in New York, Chicago or San Francisco, according to the late actor's will.

Oprah, Gayle, Gupta talk loneliness

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 07:39 PM PST

CNN's Piers Morgan talks to Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King and Dr. Sanjay Gupta about combating loneliness.

What to do about your bad breath

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 04:03 AM PST

Millions of Americans suffer from bad breath. For some, it's ever-present, no matter what they do. But there are some steps you can take.

Model: Photoshop morphs everyone

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 06:03 AM PST

Former supermodel Paulina Porizkova talks to CNN's Piers Morgan about the pressure put on women by models and actresses.

Girl to Christie: Fix my broken house

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 10:16 AM PST

A young girl asks Gov. Chris Christie to fix her house because it is "broken" at a town-hall meeting in New Jersey

Sochi police whip Pussy Riot on cam

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 09:51 AM PST

The Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot got beaten by police in Sochi. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

History of Oscars' best pictures

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 09:15 AM PST

Ray Romano fell into wife's 3-some trap

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 05:47 AM PST

Ray Romano's wife asked him if he wanted to have sex with one of her friends, but Ray sensed a trap.

'I didn't know it would be THIS pink'

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 07:17 PM PST

A man dyed his hair, beard and eyebrows bright pink after losing a football wager, but in support of something greater.

Kate Upton goes weightless in bikini

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 04:49 AM PST

Defying gravity has never looked so good. CNN's Jeanne Moos dishes details on Kate Upton's spacey swimsuit photo shoot.

This landmark almost got nixed

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 10:01 AM PST

CNN's Dana Bash takes a look at the events that almost caused the Lincoln Memorial to never be constructed.

19 beach photos that'll make you drool

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 05:26 AM PST

They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.

What Facebook could have bought for $19B

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 05:59 AM PST

Facebook's acquisition of the hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion is one of the largest tech deals in history.

Your teens actually talk to you?

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 02:36 AM PST

So many parents dread the teenage years -- the eye rolling, door slamming and lack of conversation. But according to parents and experts, there are ways to get a teen to open up.

Other things Facebook could have bought

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 02:31 AM PST

Facebook's acquisition of the hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion is one of the largest tech deals in history.

Harvard gets record gift

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 12:38 AM PST

It's the largest gift in the school's nearly 400-year history, aimed at giving hundreds of students who win admission "against long odds" the means to attend.

See U.S. drop bomb near its base

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:22 PM PST

The U.S. Air Force is calling a bomb they almost dropped on a U.S outpost in Eastern Afghanistan a major target mistake.

Hoffman's will includes a wish for his son

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 06:48 PM PST

Philip Seymour Hoffman's last wish for his son was that he grow up in New York, Chicago or San Francisco, according to the late actor's will.

Truce ends, death toll rises in Ukraine

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 09:16 AM PST

Kiev's truce falls apart and ends in bloodshed. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from the Ukrainian capital. (Graphic content)

Reports of sniper fire, police hostages

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 09:09 AM PST

At least 100 people have died and 500 have been injured today, the head of the protesters' medical service said, as violence engulfs the Ukrainian capital.

Protesters hit

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 04:18 AM PST

CNN's Phil Black reports on renewed violence in Kiev's Independence Square, despite a truce.

Photos

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 12:25 AM PST

Viral plea

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 10:04 AM PST

CNN's Miguel Marquez reports on a young Kiev woman's compelling plea for freedom that has gone viral.

Ukraine

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 02:22 AM PST

[Breaking news update 2:56 a.m. ET Thursday]

Sex-trafficking

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 11:28 PM PST

For the young immigrant women, the brutality of America's burgeoning sex-trafficking industry is still vivid.

Fukushima

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 11:28 PM PST

A large amount of radioactive water has leaked from a holding tank at Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its operator said Thursday.

Swastika assault

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 09:28 AM PST

Three Portland, Oregon, teens are accused of luring a classmate into a shed, hitting him in the head with a crowbar, shooting him with a BB gun -- and then using a box cutter to carve a swastika into his forehead.

Harvard

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 11:28 PM PST

It's the largest gift in the nearly 400-year history of Harvard College, a nine-figure sum aimed at giving hundreds of students who win admission "against long odds" the means to attend.

PJs

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 11:35 PM PST

Admit it: You've gone to the grocery store in your PJs.

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