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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oct 21, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Designer Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars, brides. He has died at age 82. cnn.it/1uwG0Rz pic.twitter.com/h8xIzEEFgx

Oct 21, 2014

RT @CNN: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, friends of the family & industry colleagues say. cnn.it/1x2zswy http://t.co/g…

Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, couture designer to the stars and first ladies, dead at 82 cnn.com/2014/10/20/liv…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Designer Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars, brides. He has died at age 82. cnn.it/1uwG0Rz pic.twitter.com/h8xIzEEFgx

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Chicago man to Obama: Don't touch my girlfriend

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends. Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé decided to crack wise with the president. "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," Jones quipped as he walked by the two.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @CNN: .@BarackObama probably didn't expect to have this kind of conversation while voting in Chicago cnn.it/1wswSBW pic.twitter.com/LvwwSI2ZYY

Oct 21, 2014

"Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend." Funny exchange while Obama was voting yesterday: cnn.it/1wswSBW

Oct 21, 2014

RT @CNN: .@BarackObama probably didn't expect to have this kind of conversation while voting in Chicago cnn.it/1wswSBW pic.twitter.com/LvwwSI2ZYY

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Hospital: Tests show Spanish nurse's aide free of Ebola

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Ebola vaccines could be tested in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials try to stymie the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people.
Oct 21, 2014

New: “U.S.: Passengers from Ebola-hit African nations must land at 1 of 5 U.S. airports with enhanced screenings. cnn.it/1FvKoJb

Oct 21, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: U.S.: Passengers from Ebola-hit African nations must land at 1 of 5 U.S. airports with enhanced screenings. cnn.it/1FvKoJb

Oct 21, 2014

UPDATE: Passengers from Ebola-hit African nations must land at 1 of 5 U.S. airports with enhanced screenings. cnn.it/1FvKoJb

Oct 21, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: U.S.: Passengers from Ebola-hit African nations must land at 1 of 5 U.S. airports with enhanced screenings. cnn.it/1FvKoJb

Oct 21, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: U.S.: Passengers from Ebola-hit African nations must land at 1 of 5 U.S. airports with enhanced screenings. cnn.it/1FvKoJb

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

cnn.com — (CNN) -- From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace will culminate with his sentencing Tuesday. The Olympian will be sentenced for culpable homicide for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Culpable homicide in South Africa means a person was killed unintentionally, but unlawfully.
Oct 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend's killing cnn.com/2014/10/21/wor…

Oct 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend's killing cnn.com/2014/10/21/wor…

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King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' reveals surprises

cnn.com — (CNN) -- King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances. But a new "virtual autopsy" of King Tut's body, shown in an upcoming BBC One documentary, has given historians a clearer picture of the young man's life -- and death.

Holder "cautiously optimistic" on legal pot

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- The outgoing U.S. attorney general said he is "cautiously optimistic" when it comes to Washington and Colorado's experiment with marijuana legalization. Eric Holder, who announced last month his plans to retire, is one of President Barack Obama's longest-serving Cabinet members and has faced the delicate task of defining federal policy after a wave of marijuana legalization at the state level across the country.
Oct 21, 2014

Holder "cautiously optimistic" on legal pot - more from @EvanPerez interview with the AG. cnn.com/2014/10/21/pol…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @DrugPolicyNews: AG Eric Holder says he is "cautiously optimistic" about WA & CO's experiment with marijuana legalization. http://t.co/v…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @zbyronwolf: Holder - still "cautiously optimistic" about legal pot in Colorado, Washington - cnn.it/1t3Vb8u @evanperez pic.twitter.com/D2YZMM7kEl

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This man could flip the Senate

cnn.com — Auburn, Maine (CNN) -- A quiet lobbying campaign by a low-key man from Maine could determine which party controls the Senate next year. Sen. Angus King, a Maine Independent, is holding private conversations with Independent Senate candidates to urge them against siding with Democrats or Republicans before the election.

Oscar Pistorius: Is the 'Blade Runner's' career finished?

edition.cnn.com — (CNN) -- He was the "Blade Runner," the miracle man and the Paralympic athlete that could take on the very best able-bodied competitors. It was a high-profile career that inspired millions, earned lucrative sponsorship deals and bridged the gap between Olympic and Paralympic competition.

Schools close after possible Eric Frein sighting

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Area schools were closed Tuesday as the search for Pennsylvania trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein intensified overnight, Pennsylvania State Police said. Despite a possible sighting by law enforcement Monday afternoon, Frein still has not been found. "A local police officer from Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department observed a man dressed in green in the woods.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Some schools close after possible sightings of Eric Frein, suspect in Pa. trooper's death. cnn.it/ZMw1iU pic.twitter.com/eAq1XvBk0k

Oct 21, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Some schools close after possible sightings of Eric Frein, suspect in Pa. trooper's death. cnn.it/ZMw1iU pic.twitter.com/eAq1XvBk0k

Oct 21, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Some schools close after possible sightings of Eric Frein, suspect in Pa. trooper's death. cnn.it/ZMw1iU pic.twitter.com/eAq1XvBk0k

5 ways Oscar de la Renta was a pop icon

cnn.com — He's been called the "Sultan of Suave" and a fashion powerhouse. Oscar de la Renta died Monday, October 20, after half a century as a legendary designer. "I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops," he said. (CNN) -- Oscar de la Renta was far from just a fashion designer.

Eric Holder: Panetta book 'unfortunate'

cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder took aim at former Defense and CIA chief Leon Panetta on Monday, whose recently-published memoir accused President Barack Obama of vacillating over policy in Syria and damaging U.S. credibility. Holder, in an interview with CNN, defended the president's decisiveness and said Panetta acted improperly by dishing on the president.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @evanperez: AG Eric Holder tells me in interview he would never dish on Pres Obama as Leon Panetta did in his book cnn.it/1tFgLSA

Oct 20, 2014

RT @evanperez: AG Eric Holder tells me in interview he would never dish on Pres Obama as Leon Panetta did in his book cnn.it/1tFgLSA

Oct 20, 2014

RT @evanperez: AG Eric Holder tells me in interview he would never dish on Pres Obama as Leon Panetta did in his book cnn.it/1tFgLSA

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West Africa travelers limited to 5 U.S. airports

Michael Brown case: Ferguson braces for more protests

cnn.com — Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- This is the new normal in Ferguson: Protests, day and night, for more than 70 days now. Sometimes it's hundreds of demonstrators, sometimes just a handful. But they're always outside the Ferguson Police Department, clamoring for the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Life under ISIS parodied in Iraqi TV show

edition.cnn.com — An Iraqi TV show risks retaliation from the terrorist group ISIS by parodying life under them. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
Oct 21, 2014

Fake beards, newscasters w/ covered faces & conspiracy theories. This is ISIS in Iraqi comedy: cnn.it/1vFZbwQ pic.twitter.com/YKnfApIvcv

Oct 21, 2014

Humour as a weapon of war: @bencnn on the set of "State of Superstition", the anti ISIS Iraqi sit com cnn.com/video/data/2.0…

Oct 21, 2014

Is that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with @bencn? No, just an actor on a show making fun of #ISIS edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0… #CNN

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Sinatra hangout becoming toxic threat

cnn.com — The Salton Sea in Southern Calif. used to be a hangout for Sinatra. It is now drying up and has become a toxic threat.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @jasonkCNN: A beach of bones: how a celebrity hangout is becoming a toxic threat us.cnn.com/video/data/2.0…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jasonkCNN: A beach of bones: how a celebrity hangout is becoming a toxic threat us.cnn.com/video/data/2.0…

Why Pumpkin Fest violence isn't like Ferguson

cnn.com — (CNN) -- As beer bottles flew and bonfires burned at the annual Pumpkin Fest in Keene, New Hampshire, this weekend, those following the events online compared the "riotous behavior" near Keene State College to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Their common refrain: a racist double standard.

Can abortion be de-stigmatized?

cnn.com — Editor's note: Carol Costello anchors the 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET edition of CNN's "Newsroom" each weekday. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) -- There is a new strategy in the battle over abortion rights.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @jennykutner: Before I chatted with @CarolCNN about Monica Lewinsky today, I talked to her about my abortion and abortion stigma: cnn.com/2014/10/21/opi…

Oct 21, 2014

Before I chatted with @CarolCNN about Monica Lewinsky today, I talked to her about my abortion and abortion stigma: cnn.com/2014/10/21/opi…

Turkey beefs up security along Syrian border

edition.cnn.com — Turkey has an unenviable task in trying to maintain security on their border with Syria. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @IvanCNN: Turkey's military gives me an exclusive tour of part of its border security measures with Syria edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0… VIDEO report

Oct 21, 2014

Turkey's military gives me an exclusive tour of part of its border security measures with Syria edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0… VIDEO report

Oct 21, 2014

RT @IvanCNN: Turkish military gives CNN rare, exclusive tour of fortifications along Turkey's border with Syria edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0… VIDEO report

Oct 21, 2014

RT @IvanCNN: Turkish military gives CNN rare, exclusive tour of fortifications along Turkey's border with Syria edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0… VIDEO report

Oct 21, 2014

Turkish military gives CNN rare, exclusive tour of fortifications along Turkey's border with Syria edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0… VIDEO report