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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Rosa Parks of the NFL

The Rosa Parks of the NFL


The Rosa Parks of the NFL

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:13 AM PST

A year ago in an interview with CNN's Carol Costello, I said it would take a difference-maker, a Rosa Parks or a Jackie Robinson-like figure, to stand up for what is right and break the ice so real progress can be made in the battle for equality in professional sports.

Why Amazon's 100 books so wrong

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 08:10 AM PST

I'm a lover of books, great ones and not-so-great ones. And I also love lists. So it didn't surprise me when Amazon recently came out with its 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.

See BASE jumper before fatal dive

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 04:26 AM PST

Amber Marie Bellows and her then fiance Clayton Butler made this video of a jump three weeks before her tragic death.

Is Georgia ready for 'historic' ice storm?

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 08:12 AM PST

Paralyzing. Catastrophic. Historic. Crippling. These are words forecasters are using to describe the potential for a winter storm moving into Atlanta. Residents have already stripped store shelves nearly bare.

Emergency before first flake

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:26 AM PST

A severe ice storm could cripple Atlanta again.

Travelers get another winter wallop

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 10:03 AM PST

Just stay home. That's the message from officials in the path of the South's latest nasty winter weather.

Atlanta's guide to snow survival

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:58 AM PST

What's Monica Lewinsky been up to?

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 06:55 PM PST

Bill and Hillary Clinton's seemingly never-ending political careers have had a tremendous impact on at least one person: Monica Lewinsky. Where is she?

Jack Hanna: Grotesque to kill giraffe

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 06:11 AM PST

The Columbus Zoo's Jack Hanna says a Copenhagen zoo's decision to kill a giraffe is "grotesque."

When can government kill its own?

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 09:38 AM PST

When can a government kill its own people?

For castaway's family, wait nearly over

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:39 AM PST

She talks to the pictures as if they could make her voice travel thousands of miles and reach her son's ears.

What about castaway's companion?

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 05:21 AM PST

Roselia Rios cried as cameras rolled and headlines trumpeted a castaway's survival after more than a year adrift.

Water may still flow on Mars

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 02:17 PM PST

Mars may be cold and dry, but researchers have found evidence that liquid water may flow there in some places, seasonally.

Patients exposed to incurable disease?

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 05:16 AM PST

Doctors and hospital officials from Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are notifying 18 neurosurgery patients that they might have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a serious and incurable neurological disorder.

Teen shoots self in classroom

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 04:21 AM PST

A student at Bend High School died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on campus, according to the superintendent.

CNN anchor describes adoption pain

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 05:51 PM PST

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," CNN's Michaela Pereira opens up about being adopted.

Spock actor reveals lung disease

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 08:53 AM PST

"Star Trek" star Leonard Nimoy explains what life is like for him now that he has a smoking-related lung disease.

A speaker so loud it could kill you

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 04:40 AM PST

Sound waves from the ESA's Large European Acoustic Facility reach levels so high, they could shake your brain loose.

Shirley Temple Black dies

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 08:49 AM PST

She began acting at age 3 and became a box-office star before she was 10. Temple quit filmmaking at 22 after marrying Charles Black and launching a new career as a diplomat. She was 85.

Photos: Child star transformations

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:56 AM PST

Breakthrough in 1975 cold case

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 08:49 AM PST

Maryland police have made a breakthrough in a cold case going back to 1975, when two girls went missing, they said in a statement. They have identified a "person of interest" who is a known sex offender.

See cop tackle fleeing bicyclist

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 05:33 AM PST

A police chase ends when a California policeman tackles a man trying to ride away on a bicycle.

NFLer: Naked remark poor example

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 05:56 PM PST

NFL linebacker Jonathan Vilma talks to CNN's John Berman about Michael Sam announcing he's gay ahead of the NFL draft.

Mom: Son was suicidal at age 4

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 03:01 AM PST

Gianni is 10 years old now, and he isn't getting better. His sister shares her worst fear about the family: "I feel like Gianni's gonna kill my mom and dad."

Terrifying voices haunt little boy

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 06:25 AM PST

"We need help," says the mother of a severely mentally ill child. But help can be hard to find. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Woman dies 3 weeks after flu kills baby

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 10:02 AM PST

An Arkansas woman, who lost her baby last month after coming down with the H1N1 flu virus, has now lost her life.

Obama: 'I can do whatever I want'

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 08:39 AM PST

The President jokes with a tour guide as he takes a detour on a visit to Monticello with French President Francois Hollande.

Why don't sailors get sick?

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 05:29 AM PST

The United States Navy has 323,000 active duty service members, many of them housed in close quarters -- yet it is able to avoid major outbreaks of contagious diseases like those seen on commercial cruise ships.

Jackson: 'I'm not Laurence Fishburne!'

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 06:52 PM PST

Samuel L. Jackson calls out an entertainment reporter who apparently confuses him with another African-American actor.

Reckless biker posts video taunt

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 10:21 AM PST

The San Antonio Police Department is looking for a reckless driver who posted a video to their Facebook page.

What's going on with Shia LaBeouf?

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 03:08 PM PST

Shia LaBeouf says he isn't famous anymore, but actually he's rarely been in a brighter spotlight.

Little boy killed in suspected mafia hit

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 04:17 AM PST

CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports on the short life and death of a boy whose family had apparent mafia connections.

Why ladylike fashion never dies

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 09:33 AM PST

Certain silhouettes will forever speak to being a lady: A full skirt, a cashmere cardigan, the voluminous ballgowns are quintessentially ladylike. As the fall collections of New York Fashion Week strut down runways, the next revision of ladylike fashion elicits praise and criticism.

Opinion: Strength of a 'girlie man'

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:42 AM PST

Like millions of Americans, I was glued to the Olympic Games over the weekend. I loved, simply loved, Ashley Wagner's strong, athletic performance on ice to one of my favorite songs from Pink Floyd.

Sochi's warm weather explained

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:10 AM PST

If you've packed your warmest hat and coziest jacket for the Winter Olympics, it would be a bit disconcerting to look out your hotel window and see a palm tree, swaying in a gentle spring-like breeze.

U.S. bobsledder gets stuck again

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 08:04 AM PST

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn has gotten stuck again, this time in an elevator.

Do male athletes get more credit?

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:16 AM PST

Do male athletes get more credit and coverage than their female counterparts? Erin Burnett reports.

How it went down

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 06:53 PM PST

Dramatic security camera video published Monday shows U.S. commandos capturing suspected al Qaeda member Anas al-Libi last year in Libya.

Were patients exposed to incurable disease?

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 02:02 AM PST

Officials from a North Carolina hospital are notifying 18 neurosurgery patients that they might have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a serious and incurable neurological disorder.

Taken in 30 seconds

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 04:58 AM PST

Newly released video shows al Qaeda leader Abu Anas al Libi being captured by U.S. commandos. CNN's Nic Robertson explains.

How it went down

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 06:53 PM PST

Dramatic security camera video published Monday shows U.S. commandos capturing suspected al Qaeda member Anas al-Libi last year in Libya.

American to be killed by drone?

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 02:14 PM PST

NYU Law Professor Samuel Rascoff debates whether or not the U.S. should kill an American terror suspect by drone.

Winter weather

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 05:55 AM PST

If you're an Atlantan making a last-minute grocery run, here's hoping you love corn and asparagus. Because that's all that left on shelves as residents stocked up and hunkered down for an ice storm.

Mafia raid

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:09 AM PST

Italian police and the FBI are carrying out a major anti-mafia raid in New York and several cities in Italy.

Shirley Temple

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:37 AM PST

Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as arguably the most popular child star in Hollywood history, died late Monday night, her publicist said.

Cold case

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 02:16 AM PST

Maryland police have made a breakthrough in a cold case going back to 1975, when two girls went missing, they said in a statement. They are looking at a convicted sex offender who was in the area at the time, but stopped short of calling the person a suspect.

Monica Lewinsky

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:35 AM PST

Bill and Hillary Clinton's seemingly never-ending political careers have had a tremendous impact on at least one person: Monica Lewinsky.

Norovirus

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 07:37 AM PST

The United States Navy has 323,000 active duty service members, many of them housed in close quarters -- yet it is able to avoid major outbreaks of contagious diseases like those seen on commercial cruise ships.

Mental illness

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 12:35 AM PST

His mother is direct and matter-of-fact about her son over the phone.

CJD exposure

Posted: 11 Feb 2014 12:35 AM PST

Doctors and hospital officials from Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are notifying 18 neurosurgery patients that they might have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a serious and incurable neurological disorder.

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