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Saturday, February 15, 2014

The rich are so clueless

The rich are so clueless


The rich are so clueless

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 08:37 AM PST

Jennifer Erickson says people like Tom Perkins and Bud Konheim have no idea what inequality really means in America.

Clarence Thomas is right about race

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 06:12 AM PST

Clarence Thomas has an abundance of two things that are often in short supply whenever Americans talk about race: courage and common sense.

Race-mixing hoax dogged Lincoln

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 12:46 AM PST

This year is the 150th anniversary of one of the greatest and least remembered political media hoaxes in American history, one with startling parallels to 21st century politics and the Internet age. It involved Abraham Lincoln, covert governmental programs for interracial sex, pro-slavery politicians and scheming newspaper editors.

Stars transform: Comic loses 90 lbs.

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 01:54 PM PST

U.S. sticks it to Russia

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 09:56 AM PST

In a heart-pounding finish, Team USA punched a 3-2 victory against Russia, in what is one of the hockey world's greatest rivalries.

Captain relives 'Miracle on Ice'

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 07:22 AM PST

CNN's interviews Michael Eruzione, the "Miracle on Ice" player who made the winning score for team USA in 1980.

Why I gave up soda

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 08:46 AM PST

I was introduced to pop -- soda for you Southerners -- at a young age.

Barbie makes splash in SI swimsuit

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 01:45 PM PST

Barbie's turn in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition complicates her legacy for parents unsure of whether she's a a positive or negative role model for their children.

Olympian's topless photos surface

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 08:22 AM PST

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh speaks to the Lebanese Olympic skier who has come under fire after topless photos of her surfaced.

Loud-music jury questions judge

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 09:39 AM PST

Within half an hour of resuming deliberations Saturday in the case against Michael Dunn, accused of shooting and killing an unarmed teenager in Florida after he had asked him to turn down the music in the SUV he and three other youths were in, jurors submitted a list of three questions to the judge.

No plan to kill 2nd giraffe, zoo says

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 09:30 AM PST

The decision by Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark to kill one of its giraffes last weekend sparked anguish. The news four days later that a second Danish zoo might follow suit prompted howls of outrage.

Drinking game goes viral, kills 4

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 05:47 PM PST

The premise of the game is simple: People film themselves downing a large drink -- an eye-raising concoction that starts with alcohol -- then post it online and challenge a friend to outdo them.

Turkish brawl, then pass law

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 09:22 AM PST

After a hard-fought battle -- one that landed a lawmaker in the hospital -- Turkey's parliament in Ankara voted Saturday to approve anti-corruption measures.

Actress Ellen Page: 'I am gay'

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 10:37 AM PST

"Maybe I can make a difference," actress Ellen Page said during an emotional speech to a crowded conference hall. "I am tired of lying by omission."

Syria mediator 'very, very sorry'

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 09:22 AM PST

U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said Saturday that a second round of talks in Geneva, Switzerland, aimed at ending the crisis in Syria had come to an end with little progress made.

4.1 magnitude quake hits SC

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 12:31 AM PST

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Friday night in west-central South Carolina, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Camera flies inside 40-foot sinkhole

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 03:53 PM PST

The National Corvette Museum sent in an unmanned aerial vehicle to get a look at 8 Corvettes stuck inside a sinkhole.

Chemicals affecting your kid's brain?

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 12:03 AM PST

The number of chemicals known to be toxic to children's developing brains has doubled over the last seven years, researchers said.

'Freak wave' kills cruise passenger

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 06:59 PM PST

A passenger aboard the British-based cruise ship MS Marco Polo was killed after the ship was hit by a "freak wave during adverse sea conditions" as it made its way into the English Channel, according to a statement released Friday by the ship's owner, Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

Mystery of Mars rock solved

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 01:46 AM PST

The "jelly doughnut" rock had been mysterious to scientists because it was photographed in a spot where it had not been just 4 days earlier.

Fraternity 'ritual' death ruled homicide

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 05:49 PM PST

The death of a New York college student during a fraternity ritual in Pennsylvania has been ruled a homicide, the coroner's office said Friday.

'Baby daddy' lesson causes a fuss

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 05:35 PM PST

An assignment intended to demonstrate DNA has offended some parents in Romeo, Michigan. WDIV reports.

Former NFL star charged with rape

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 06:21 PM PST

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was charged in California on Friday in the alleged drugging and rape of two women, one in October and the other last month, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

Soldier surprises his kid sister

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 05:53 PM PST

A soldier returns home to Wyoming after one year to surprise his younger sister during basketball practice.

See man after 700-lb. weight loss

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 05:27 PM PST

Robert Walls tipped the scales at 950 lbs. before he made a big decision that helped him shed hundreds of pounds.

Police searching for illegal BASE jumper

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 10:17 AM PST

Police are searching for a BASE jumper who posted several videos to YouTube. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

Distraction: Kitty cleans tiny human

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 10:05 AM PST

A toddler named Hazel snuggles with her kitty and sometimes she gets groomed too.

The world's most dangerous workout?

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 10:05 AM PST

Is the "sport of fitness" the world's most dangerous workout? CNN's Jarrett Bellini asks CrossFitters and gives it a go.

Russian skier breaks back during training

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 07:23 AM PST

Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova suffered a serious injury while training at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Russian Olympic Committee said.

Ellen Page: 'I am gay'

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 03:32 AM PST

"Maybe I can make a difference," actress Ellen Page said during an emotional speech to a crowded conference hall. "I am tired of lying by omission."

Deadly drinking game has already killed 4

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 05:00 PM PST

The premise of the game is simple: People film themselves downing a large drink -- an eye-raising concoction that starts with alcohol -- then post it online and challenge a friend to outdo them.

Sochi Olympics are ... fabulous!

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 12:49 PM PST

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world -- and many of their allies -- are protesting the Winter Olympics in Sochi because of Russia's anti-gay law, which basically criminalizes pro-gay speech or propaganda.

Why did Civil War submarine sink?

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 10:35 AM PST

Born and built amid gray-cloaked secrecy during the American Civil War, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship -- has held tight to its murky mysteries.

New evidence in Hunley sinking

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 10:33 AM PST

In 2013, researchers uncovered new evidence pertaining to the final moments of the U.S.S Hunley.

Who were the crew?

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 10:36 AM PST

One investigative tip can lead to another -- and another.

Mars

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 04:09 PM PST

The "jelly doughnut" rock that seemed to appear out of nowhere on Mars last month did not fall out of an extraterrestrial pastry box.

Ellen Page

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 05:21 AM PST

Hollywood actress Ellen Page, known for her role in the movie "Juno," announced she is gay, in a very public way.

Child development

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 04:10 PM PST

The number of chemicals known to be toxic to children's developing brains has doubled over the last seven years, researchers said.

Oscar Pistorius

Posted: 14 Feb 2014 04:10 PM PST

The trial of Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will begin in March 2014, his attorney Kenny Oldwage told CNN on Sunday.

Simon Cowell

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 02:25 AM PST

Simon Cowell got an extra sweet Valentine this year: a baby boy.

'Freak wave'

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 02:23 AM PST

A passenger aboard the British-based cruise ship MS Marco Polo was killed after the ship was hit by a "freak wave during adverse sea conditions" as it made its way into the English Channel, according to a statement released Friday by the ship's owner, Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

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