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Castro, Victim to Speak at Sentencing

By Rob Quinn

Ariel Castro’s sentencing is today and the hearing is expected to feature horrific details of the abuse the three women he kidnapped suffered over a decade, as well as testimony from at least one victim as well as Castro himself, CNN reports. Prosecutors have revealed that the women kept diaries… …read more

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Facebook posts coming to the wider Web

Get ready for a whole lot more Facebook content to start appearing around the Web. The social network kicked off a new program Wednesday that lets websites embed public Facebook posts on their own Web pages.

It’s limited to a handful of news sites to begin with — CNN, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, People and Mashable — but soon any website will be able to embed Facebook posts on their sites, Facebook said.

If Serena Williams announced on her Facebook page that she was retiring from tennis, for example, CNN could embed the post in a news story on its site. The posts can include pictures, video, hashtags and other content.

The move is likely to make Facebook even more visible around the Web and could also increase people’s engagement with the site. Clicking a hashtag on an embedded post will take people to related content on Facebook.

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Video: Rand Paul Gets Feisty With “King Of Bacon” Chris Christie

By NewsEditor

The feuding between Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul continued Tuesday as the senator from Kentucky cautioned that the governor from New Jersey was picking a fight with the wrong guy.

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Opinion: What do pope’s remarks on gays mean? – CNN.com

By Dave Robbins

Pope Francis ignited a firestorm on the Internet with a few words about gay and lesbian people that seemed to suggest a new church position on homosexuality. I say “seemed to” because it would only appear new to someone who was unfamiliar with the old position. Read More: Opinion: What do pope’s remarks on gays […]

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Girl, 12, Battles Brain-Eating Amoeba After Lake Swim

By Evann Gastaldo

Kali Hardig, 12, went swimming in a Little Rock, Ark., lake earlier this month—and, in a nightmare scenario, she’s now battling a brain-eating parasite . Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba that gets to the brain through the nose, typically infecting people who go swimming in freshwater, CNN reports. But… …read more

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‘Our Nixon’ uses hundreds of reels shot by staff members

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These days, Dwight Chapin shoots movies on his iPad. But in the Richard M. Nixon White House, he and his colleagues John Ehrlichman and H. R. Haldeman were Super 8-wielding auteurs, capturing intimate moments that eluded the press corps: Tricia Nixon before her wedding; the president in Beijing enjoying a ballet about a workers’ insurrection; Pope Paul VI shot sideways (because Haldeman had smuggled his camera into the Vatican).

The images, surreptitious and otherwise, are included in “Our Nixon,” the impressionistic documentary directed by Penny Lane that has its premiere Thursday on CNN. The film makes use of hundreds of reels of home movies shot by Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Mr. Chapin, some of which had been confiscated by the F.B.I. during the Watergate investigation. The footage remained largely unseen for 40 years.

“They weren’t being hidden,” Ms. Lane said. “They were being ignored.”


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CNN Dildo Blooper: Jonathan Mann Confuses Flightless Bird For Adult Toy During Interview (VIDEO)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Fresh off this local reporter’s inadvertent drawing of a penis, we give you CNN offering up a report on dildo extinction.

In an hilarious slip-up Tuesday, CNN International anchor Jonathan Mann reported on the plight of dildos and how years of, ahem, flaccid human stewardship has driven them to extinction.

Mann was speaking with University of Arizona professor John Wiens about climate change and a recent study indicating animals have to evolve at a rate 10,000 times faster than they currently do to avoid extinction in a warmer world.

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Caroline Kennedy Next Ambassador to Japan: Reports

By John Johnson

Caroline Kennedy is finally getting a high-profile thank-you for all the help she’s given President Obama over the years: The AP says he has nominated her to be the next ambassador to Japan, with the public announcement to follow later today. CNN also has the story, though its version says… …read more

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How Obama Truly Was Like Trayvon Martin

By Cliff Kincaid

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The Huffington Post has perfected the smear technique of expressing shock and anger at things that conservatives say which make complete sense and are factually based. “Hannity’s Awful Reaction To Obama’s Trayvon Martin Comments” was the headline over Fox News host Sean Hannity’s reaction to President Obama comparing himself to Trayvon Martin. Hannity said he wasn’t sure how to interpret Obama’s remarks because “he was part of the Choom Gang and he smoked pot and he did a little blow” and “we know that Trayvon had been smoking pot that night.”

Obama, of course, was not deliberately comparing himself to Martin because of their common interest in smoking dope. But the comparison by Hannity was not unreasonable, since Obama was in fact a heavy dope smoker, a member of what his biographer David Maraniss called the Choom Gang; and Martin was smoking dope before he was killed by George Zimmerman following a violent confrontation. Obama had also admitted doing cocaine, or “blow.”

It was an opportunity for Obama to say something important, such as that young blacks should avoid the drugs that got Martin into trouble, and that black parents should strive to keep their children out of trouble. Instead, Obama harped on racism.

The alleged “awful reaction” of Hannity would only be awful if Hannity had said something about Obama and Martin that was not true. But it is true and worthy of comment because of the effect that marijuana may have had on Martin the night he was killed. The subject came up during the Zimmerman trial.

The influence of marijuana in the Martin-Zimmerman confrontation has taken on more significance in the wake of the exchange that CNN’s Piers Morgan had with Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel:

Morgan: What about drugs?

Jeantel: Drugs. OK, weed, marijuana. In my area, we say weed. My area, we—for Trayvon, I can explain one thing, weed don’t do make him go crazy, it just make him go hungry.

Morgan: But he did—


Jeantel: Like it’s the best thing I can say. It made him hungry.

Morgan: Did he take a lot of weed?

Jeantel: No.

Morgan: How much would you say?

Jeantel: Like twice a week.

Morgan: Twice a week?

Jeantel: Yes.

Morgan: Is that normal for teenagers in your community?

Jeantel: Yes. Real normal.

Writing in The New York Times on July 11 under the headline “Reefer Madness, an Unfortunate Redux,” a professor named Carl L. Hart ridiculed the idea that Trayvon Martin was aggressive and paranoid from smoking marijuana, and that his marijuana use led him to attack George Zimmerman. Hart, an associate professor of psychology at Columbia University, claimed there wasn’t enough dope in Martin’s system to affect his behavior.

But marijuana can have lasting effects on the brain, depending on how much he had been smoking and for how long. During the trial, Shiping Bao, the medical examiner who autopsied Trayvon Martin, testified that marijuana “could have” altered Martin’s mind and body the night he died.

A pro-marijuana website, “The Weedblog,” also ridiculed “the pot made him do it” line of attack on Martin. …read more

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Is Malcolm Gladwell Right, Should College Football Be Banned?

By David DiSalvo, Contributor

Journalist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell is an outspoken advocate of banning college football, and his appearance on CNN’s ‘GPS with Fareed Zakaria’ has turned up the volume another notch. Zakaria asked Gladwell to defend his controversial position, and nary a punch was pulled. …read more

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Who Is Supporting This Administration?

By Bradlee Dean

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”– Saul Alinsky, “Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals,” p. 126

As the amnesty debate rages on, one has to ask: Why is it so important to this criminal administration to give a license to illegals to come into America? While most Americans are under the delusion that people favor this administration, the real question is, who exactly supports Barack Hussein Obama? Let’s go down memory lane and recollect just who (so you’ve been told) gives him all this support.

If you remember correctly, CNN’s president resigned last year due to the low viewership it received. Maybe this will shed some light as to why he resigned: Amber Lyon, former news anchor for CNN, said she was ordered to report fake stories, delete unfriendly stories adverse to the Obama administration, and construct stories in specific manners while working for the left-wing network. Lyon said that CNN is paid by U.S. and foreign governments for reporting on some events and not reporting on others. She also stated that the Obama administration pays for CNN content.

The New York Times actually blurted out the truth in their confusion (to their credit, I might add) that all information coming out of the Obama administration is first vetted.

Or what about MSNBC? I’m sorry I even have to bring them into the equation; but their slogan during the election campaign happened to be “Lean Forward,” which is directly derived from the communist playbook. MSNBC parades people like radical lesbian Rachel Maddow, the shameful uncivil rights want-to-be leader Al Sharpton, and Chris “it’s a terrible place to be when you’re brains are in someone else’s head” Matthews.

MSNBC’s ratings can’t get any lower than a snake’s belly, and that is just where they happen to be right now. These outlets are the ones that are attempting to remind those who do not have enough common sense to know right from wrong that Barack Hussein Obama has the support of the majority of Americans.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

Don’t you remember that in the 2010 elections, 63 Democratic representatives were unseated?

Do you remember that Barack Hussein Obama had to move the 2012 Democratic Convention from a 74,000-seat arena to a 20,000-seat arena, and he still couldn’t fill the seats by giving away free tickets?

Do you remember when it was reported in Milwaukee that people filled up an 18,000-seat arena to see Barack Hussein Obama, when in fact there were only 5,000 seats available?

Do you remember that 70 percent of Obama’s Twitter followers were found to be fake accounts, created out of thin air?

Do you remember when Stevie Wonder couldn’t get 200 people to show up for a fundraiser for Obama?

Did you forget that during the re-election inauguration, there weren’t even enough people in Washington, D.C., to fill up the hotel rooms?

And of course, you surely haven’t forgotten the massive voter fraud that took place in the United States in the last election.

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Jesse Jackson Suggests Boycotting Florida As ‘apartheid State’

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Jackson says his Rainbow PUSH Coalition will consider pressuring groups to isolate Florida after the Zimmerman trial.

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Thursday that his Rainbow PUSH Coalition would consider boycotting Florida as “a kind of apartheid state” in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict last weekend.

“No doubt, the inclination is to boycott Florida, to stop conventions, to isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole ‘stand your ground’ law,” Jackson told CNN. “Homicides against blacks have tripled since this law has been in existence.”

The “stand your ground” self-defense law in Florida and two dozen other states allows individuals to defend themselves without requiring them to attempt to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation. Although Zimmerman did specifically employ a “stand your ground” law defense to combat second-degree murder charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the trial has brought a renewed scrutiny to the statute.

Jackson went on to say that he believes the Department of Justice “does have an action that it should pursue” — presumably referring to civil rights charges that the federal government is weighing against Zimmerman. He also suggested that President Obama should become more actively involved in the issue.

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Gulf CEO says oil prices could halve by end of year, cause global instability [w/video]

By Danny King

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It’s just one in a laundry list of factors, but more fuel-efficient cars could make a difference in lowering oil prices dramatically to half their present levels, plunging to $50 a barrel by the end of the year. That’s what Gulf Oil CEO Joe Petrowski is predicting in a new interview on CNBC‘s Squawk Box, though he is quick to point out that a halving of oil prices doesn’t necessarily translate to a halving of fuel prices. And, as CNN reports, lower oil prices could mean protests in oil-producing OPEC nations.

Petrowski highlights the fact that North America is “producing record amounts of oil and natural gas,” adding that OPEC suppliers are up as well. Additionally, demand from countries like China has ebbed, while the utilities sector has also cut its use of oil. Petrowski estimates that a shortage of pipelines and the need to transport fuel via rail and truck adds about 40 cents a gallon to gas prices. CNN explains that more domestic energy production (and, again, dropping demand in China) means that “demand for OPEC oil may fall by a million barrels a day over the next three years.” Given that Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations rely on high oil prices to fund domestic spending, lower crude prices could cause instability around the world, from Iran to Venezuela to Russia.

Lower oil prices don’t influence gas prices directly, but, they will have an impact on gas prices – and thus the car market in the US. Right now, the price of regular gas in the States has climbed about 15 cents in the past week to $3.66 a gallon, according to AAA. Prices are about even with a month ago, but have risen about seven percent in the past year. For more, check out a video of Petrowski’s interview on CNBC by scrolling below.

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CNN Commentator Embarrassed By Zimmerman Verdict

By Cliff Kincaid

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After the not-guilty verdict was handed down, George Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara strongly criticized the media’s role in getting his client charged in the case.  He compared the media to “mad scientists” who had turned Zimmerman into a “monster.” He said the media “took a story that was fed to you and you ran with it and you ran right over him and that was horrid to him.”

But the false story line—that Zimmerman was a racist who shot a black man for no reason—continued during the trial, especially in the reckless and wild CNN commentaries of Asunción “Sunny” Hostin.

Hostin boosted the prosecutors throughout and wanted viewers to believe a guilty verdict was a slam-dunk. “I think that they [the prosecutors] put the pieces of the puzzle together for this jury extremely well,” she told Anderson Cooper on Thursday night, July 11.

What was astonishing about Hostin’s commentary during the trial was her inability to find much of anything wrong in how the prosecutors presented it. She was sometimes in the courtroom and pretending to pay attention to what was going on, with a focus on jury reactions. She claimed to have somehow divined what some of the jurors were thinking.

She said of the prosecution’s closing argument: “It was passionate. It was convincing. The jury was watching everything he was doing. And what was terrific, I think, about this closing argument is that they brought the focus back to Trayvon Martin, the victim here. They brought the commonsense argument to this jury.”

Fortunately, another CNN commentator, criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, was usually on hand, taking strong issue with what Hostin was saying. “There’s reality and then there’s Sunny-ville,” he said. Mocking her rosy view of the prosecution’s extremely weak case, he said, “So I’m going to start believing what Sunny tells me and I’m going to start ignoring everything that I watch on TV.”

Earlier, he told her, “Sunny, you have been bringing your own stuff to the table in this case and you know it.”

Whatever she was bringing to the table, it was not an objective analysis of what was taking place in front of her own eyes. Yet, she carried the title of “CNN Legal Analyst.”

An attorney, she calls herself a “multi-platform journalist” who serves as both a CNN legal analyst and anchor for ABC News. “Before joining CNN, Sunny could be seen on the Fox News Channel, where she was seen weekly on The O’Reilly Factor’s ‘Is It Legal?’ segment, sparring with Megan [sic] Kelly and Bill O’Reilly on various provocative issues and high-profile cases,” her bio says.

Regarding prosecutor John Guy’s rebuttal to the closing argument of defense attorney O’Mara, Hostin said on CNN, “John Guy hit it out of the park, he did great.”

She added, “If people were calling him ‘McDreamy’ before…they’re calling him ‘McBrilliant’ now. It was one of the best closing rebuttal arguments I have seen. The jury was riveted, they did not take their eyes off of this man. And what was so important …read more

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Politician's 'Secret Daughter' Is … Not Related to Him

By Kevin Spak

You probably didn’t think the story of a congressman tweeting “I love you” to a 24-year-old who turned out to be his secret daughter could get any weirder. But you were wrong. It turns out Victoria Brink is not actually related to Democrat Steve Cohen, period. CNN had Brink take… …read more

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Alternate juror in Zimmerman trial says he agrees with the verdict

An alternate juror in the George Zimmermanmurder trial says he supports the six female jurors’ decision to clear the former Florida neighborhood watch captain of all charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

In an exclusive interview with MyFoxOrlando.com, Juror E54, who was one of four alternate jurors in the case, says he felt the injuries Zimmerman sustained during the altercation were the most convincing piece of evidence in the trial. He also said he believed it was Zimmerman who was screaming for help in a 911 call played during the trial, not Martin.

Jurpr E54, who asked that his name not be released and his face be obscured during the interview, also tells the station he relied on the testimony from the witnesses who heard Zimmerman and Martin fighting the night of the shooting.

“I call them ‘ear-witnesses,’ the ones who heard the noises and which way the noises were going. They helped me fill the gap,” he said.

The alternate juror is speaking out after four of the six female jurors in the case distanced themselves from statements one of the other jurors made in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

“The opinions of Juror B37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below,” said the statement, signed by Jurors B51, B76, E6 and E40. The six-sentence statement did not specify what parts of the other juror’s comments they disagreed with.

Juror B37 told Cooper she believed the actions of Zimmerman and 17-year-old Trayvon Martin both led to the teenager’s fatal shooting last year, but that Zimmerman didn’t actually break the law.

The four other jurors said in their statement that Martin’s death weighed on them.

“Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us,” the statement said. “The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do.”

They also made a request for privacy. The court has not released the names of the jury, which included five whites and one woman who appeared to reporters to be Hispanic. B37’s face was obscured by shadow during her interview.

In a statement to CNN released Wednesday, Juror B37 said she prayed for those who have the power to modify laws that gave her “no verdict option other than `not guilty’ in order to remain within the instructions.”

Juror B37 had an agreement with a literary agent to explore a book deal. But under pressure from critics in social media, that relationship ended when she realized the emotions tied to the case once she was out of the bubble of sequestration, she said.

“My prayers are with Trayvon’s parents for their loss, as they have always been,” she said.

Court officials also released the questionnaire given to potential jurors on Wednesday. The six-question form asks if they had heard about Zimmerman or Martin; if they had formed an opinion as to Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence; and if …read more

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Zimmerman jurors request privacy in statement

Four of the jurors in the George Zimmerman trial issued a statement late Tuesday requesting privacy in the midst of the ongoing controversy over the not guilty verdict rendered Saturday evening.

“We, the undersigned jurors, understand there is a great deal of interest in this case,” the statement began. “But we ask you to remember that we are not public officials and we did not invite this type of attention into our lives.”

The statement, which was written on court stationary and signed by Jurors B51, B76, E6 and E40, added that the opinions expressed by Juror B37 in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday night were not representative of their views.

“Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us,” the statement continued. “The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do.

“We appeal to the highest standards of your profession and ask the media to respect our privacy and give us time to process what we have been through,” the statement concluded.

The names of the six-woman jury, which included five whites and one woman who appeared to reporters to be Hispanic, have not been released by the court.

Juror B37 said Monday the actions of Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, and Trayvon Martin both led to the teenager’s fatal shooting last year, but that Zimmerman didn’t actually break the law.

The interview came two days after the jury acquitted Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Martin in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. Martin was black, and Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic. Zimmerman was not arrested for 44 days, and the delay in charging him led to protests from those who believed race was a factor in the handling of the case.

While prosecutors accused Zimmerman of profiling Martin, Zimmerman maintained he acted in self-defense.

In the CNN interview, Juror B37 said she didn’t believe that Zimmerman followed Martin, 17, because of his race. She said Zimmerman made some mistakes, but that she believed Martin struck Zimmerman first and that the neighborhood watch volunteer had a right to defend himself. She repeatedly referred to Zimmerman as “George” in the interview, stating at one point, “I have no doubt George feared for his life in the situation he was in at the time.”

Juror B37 added that the jurors were initially divided on Zimmerman’s guilt, with three jurors believing he was guilty of either manslaughter or second-degree murder, but that the jury agreed to acquit the 29-year-old Zimmerman after studying the law.

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