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Journalist working for CNN abducted in Ukraine

cnn.com — Donetsk, separatist-controlled Ukraine (CNN) -- A Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists. Armed men from the Donetsk People's Republic [DPR] seized Anton Skiba outside a hotel in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk after he had worked for one day with a CNN television crew.
Jul 24, 2014

Journalist for CNN detained in Ukraine cnn.com/2014/07/24/wor… Journalists, including WaPo reporter, detained in Iran washingtonpost.com/world/national…

Jul 24, 2014

Journalist working for CNN detained in separatist-controlled region of Ukraine. cnn.it/1rDA4K9

Jul 24, 2014

RT @BBCRosAtkins: CNN fixer abducted in eastern Ukraine. We join with CNN in calling for him to be released. edition.cnn.com/2014/07/24/wor…

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Contact lost with Air Algerie plane flying over Africa

cnn.com — (CNN) -- An Air Algerie flight lost contact 50 minutes after takeoff from Burkina Faso, prompting a search for the missing airliner, Algeria's state news agency said Thursday. Flight AH 5017 left Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, for the Algerian capital of Algiers at 12:45 a.m. Thursday local time (8:45 p.m. Wednesday ET).
Jul 24, 2014

"@cnni: #AirAlgerie tweets that flight #AH5017 has apparently crashed about 70 kms from Gao in east #Mali " cnn.it/1rx4g89

Jul 24, 2014

Lots of references to Twitter and Facebook posts in CNN’s report but no links to them. Why not? cnn.com/2014/07/24/wor…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Airline: The missing Air Algerie flight is carrying 110 passengers, 2 pilots, 4 crew members cnn.it/1kXeZmD

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First on CNN: RGA urged Astorino to avoid meeting after Christie clash

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - Rob Astorino, New York's GOP candidate for governor, was urged not to attend a Republican Governors Association meeting in Aspen this week after publicly clashing with the group's chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, over support for his underdog campaign, which Christie called "a lost cause."
Jul 24, 2014

First on CNN: RGA urged Astorino to avoid meeting after Christie clash fb.me/4dIS0v8Hz

Jul 24, 2014

RT @davecatanese: "In what can only be described as an act of high-stakes Christie trolling . . ." politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/24/fir…

Jul 24, 2014

"In what can only be described as an act of high-stakes Christie trolling . . ." politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/24/fir…

Jul 24, 2014

nice bit of intrigue from @PeterHambyCNN: emissaries from Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal reached out to Astorino. politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/24/fir…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @PeterHambyCNN: The RGA told Astorino not to come to Aspen for their meeting this week after Christie spat. He rebuffed 'em > http://t.c…

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Better by Design

cnn.com — From offices and schools to restaurants and transit stations, most of us inhabit dozens of shared spaces every day without giving them much thought. They're functional places, usually built to accomplish a single purpose. But what if a space could also change how you feel?
Jul 24, 2014

The end of cubicles, dressing rooms of future -- see 10 ways our spaces are being reimagined. #CNN10 @CNNLiving cnn.it/1jXoRSg

Jul 24, 2014

RT @CNNLiving: Can a building or park make you happier? See 10 ways shared spaces are being reimagined:#CNN10 cnn.it/1jXoRSg pic.twitter.com/advEciaf8o

Jul 24, 2014

RT @CNNLADavid: Can a building or a park make you happier? See 10 ways spaces are being transformed cnn.it/1oiiPvg #CNN10 pic.twitter.com/1oeWYYnDO0

Jul 24, 2014

Can a building or a park make you happier? See 10 ways spaces are being transformed: cnn.it/1ryEzEq #CNN10 pic.twitter.com/ozS0wq334b

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CNN Poll: Border crisis impacting public opinion on immigration

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - The current crisis on the nation's southern border appears to be fueling a notable shift in American attitudes toward immigration policy with border security growing in importance, according to a new national survey.
Jul 24, 2014

Latest poll with more bad news for supporters of comprehensive immigration reform: politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/24/cnn…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @psteinhauserCNN: New CNN/ORC Poll: 62% say make it easier for U.S. to deport the undocumented children back to Central America cnn.it/1rets1o

Jul 24, 2014

New CNN/ORC Poll: 57% willing to let U.S. temporarly relocate in their city or town some of the undocumented children cnn.it/1rets1o

Jul 24, 2014

RT @psteinhauserCNN: New CNN/ORC Poll: 62% say make it easier for U.S. to deport the undocumented children back to Central America cnn.it/1rets1o

Jul 24, 2014

New CNN/ORC Poll: 62% say make it easier for U.S. to deport the undocumented children back to Central America cnn.it/1rets1o

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Death tolls mount in week 3 of Gaza conflict

cnn.com — Gaza City (CNN) -- Now well into a third week of fighting between Israel and Hamas, the toll is clear -- and growing. It can be seen in the blocks of rubble that line Gaza neighborhoods, where the Israeli military has relentlessly bombed.
Jul 24, 2014

UN says women & children killed at UN shelter in Gaza hit by strike. Unclear who behind strike. #BanKiMoon "appalled" cnn.it/WLYLY3

Jul 24, 2014

Strike hits shelter in #Gaza, U.N. official says. Women, children among the many dead. #Israel #MiddleEast cnn.com/2014/07/24/wor…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: U.N's Ban Ki-moon calls strike on Gaza shelter "appalling." Says "circumstances are still unclear." bit.ly/1AbKhjn

Jul 24, 2014

RT @afantz: Strike hits U.N. school being used as shelter in Gaza, UN official says cnn.com/2014/07/24/wor…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: IDF: It's possible a rocket from Gaza could have struck a U.N. shelter. IDF reviewing the incident. cnn.it/WJA5zp

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Hillary Clinton stands by ‘Russian reset’ in face of recent events

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - It worked. That is the argument former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made during a Thursday interview about her much talked about 2009 reset of U.S.-Russia relations. Follow @politicalticker Follow @danmericacnn The statement comes as Russia, under President Vladimir Putin, has distanced itself from the United States, and the country is widely seen by U.S.
Jul 24, 2014

Hillary Clinton stands by 'Russian reset' in face of recent events fb.me/2F6dGsQw2

Jul 24, 2014

RT @danmericaCNN: Hillary Clinton stands by 'Russian reset' in face of recent events - My story off of @JohnJHarwood's interview: wp.me/p4HKM-1hhv

Jul 24, 2014

Hillary Clinton stands by 'Russian reset' in face of recent events - My story off of @JohnJHarwood's interview: wp.me/p4HKM-1hhv

Weird Al's new album has been pirated 40,000 times

money.cnn.com — Weird Al Yankovic's latest album, "Mandatory Fun," is topping charts -- but not just the charts the parody musician is happy about. Sure, "Mandatory Fun" is the top-selling album on Amazon, No. 3 on iTunes and the first comedy album to top the Billboard 200 in more than half a century.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @Jose_Pagliery: 40k illegal downloads of @alyankovic's Mandatory Fun album. Didn't ppl listen to "Don't Download This Song?" money.cnn.com/2014/07/24/tec…

Jul 24, 2014

40k illegal downloads of @alyankovic's Mandatory Fun album. Didn't ppl listen to "Don't Download This Song?" money.cnn.com/2014/07/24/tec…

U.N.: One child killed every hour in Gaza

edition.cnn.com — The U.N. says one child has been killed every hour in Gaza over the past two days. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

El Pollo Loco is NOT Chipotle

money.cnn.com — El Pollo Loco is the latest restaurant chain testing the appetite of Wall Street. But it's losing money and has a lot of debt. So investors should not buy the IPO with dreams that it's the next Chipotle. CNNMoney assistant managing editor Paul LaMonica highlights the latest news from Wall Street and what's moving the markets in his daily investing commentary.
Jul 24, 2014

El Pollo Loco is also NOT Los Pollos Hermanos. $LOCO $YUM $CMG Love the music, @jmalt! cnnmon.ie/1nEKt6G

Jul 24, 2014

RT @LaMonicaBuzz: El Pollo Loco is NOT Chipotle. Grilled chicken is tasty. But investors are $LOCO to think IPO is next $CMG. Watch. cnnmon.ie/1nEKt6G

Jul 24, 2014

El Pollo Loco is NOT Chipotle. Grilled chicken is tasty. But investors are $LOCO to think IPO is next $CMG. Watch. cnnmon.ie/1nEKt6G

Introducing the $7.76 Big Mac

money.cnn.com — Would you pay $7 for a Big Mac? If you took your U.S. dollars to Norway, that's how deep the exchange rate would set you back. There, a McDonald's Big Mac costs 48 Norwegian kroner, which translates to $7.76 in U.S. dollars. That makes the krone the most "puffed-up currency" in The Economist's iconic Big Mac index.

GM stock is eating Ford's dust

buzz.money.cnn.com — The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks. Corvette or Mustang? Silverado or F150? Cadillac or Lincoln?
Jul 24, 2014

The sad $GM song I allude to in today's Buzz is American Pie. The more joyous one for $F? Mustang Sally. bit.ly/1z8HR3C

Jul 24, 2014

Even though @WarrenBuffett owns $GM in $BRKA/$BRKB and also has a new Caddy, $F is the better stock. bit.ly/1z8HR3C

Jul 24, 2014

Chart from today's Buzz on $F & $GM earnings features a reference to a song by Gordon Sumner. bit.ly/1z8HR3C pic.twitter.com/vqa0tMQy63

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Paul Ryan lays out new poverty plan

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states. According the plan, part of which the Wisconsin Republican detailed in an opinion piece for USA Today, states would voluntarily submit their own anti-poverty proposals in order to get money.

'Weird Al' Yankovic hits No. 1 with 'Mandatory Fun'

cnn.com — (CNN) -- It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One. The long-haired comic musician's new album, "Mandatory Fun," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart of best-selling albums with 104,000 in sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Yankovic's first No. 1 of his more than 30-year career.

Are terrorists inspired by MH17 downing?

newsroom.blogs.cnn.com — Brooke talks with CNN Global Affairs Analyst Kimberly Dozier about whether terrorists are inspired by the MH17 downing....
Jul 24, 2014

RT @erichallcnn: New fears terrorists will be inspired to target jets...from the ground. @kimberlydozier & @brookebcnn in @CNN clip: http:/…