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CNN Acquires Zite

August 30th, 2011<p>CNN has acquired technology company Zite, a news app for the iPad that gives users a personalized magazine-like experience, it was announced today by Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide. CNN has added Zite to its already robust portfolio of digital products as a separate, …

David Muir to replace Diane Sawyer on "World News"

Diane Sawyer will step down from ABC's flagship nightly newscast, "World News," in August, ABC said Wednesday.<p>David Muir, the weekend "World News" anchor, will replace her starting September 2.<p>The announcement ends months of speculation about a transition at ABC's anchor desk.<p>In a first-of-its-kind …

CNN Poll: Obama's numbers not great but holding steady

<b>Washington (CNN) -</b> President Barack Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about, but there's little evidence he has suffered so far this year a "Katrina moment" that caused his predecessor's numbers to plummet.<p>A new CNN/ORC International survey indicates that public opinion of the President has …

Meet Rachel Smolkin, New Executive Editor of CNN Politics

July 29th, 2014<p>If you’re a political news junkie or you hang your hat in our nation’s capital, there’s a good chance you already know CNN Digital’s new Executive Editor of Politics. If not, meet the smart and savvy Rachel Smolkin.<p>Rachel will take the reins of CNNPolitics.com at the end of August, …

Video News - CNN

A CNN News Editor Was Fired for Plagiarism

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Friday, CNN announced that it had fired one of its news editors for "multiple instances of …

Modern-day 'news poet' Bruce Morton dies

Bruce Morton, a longtime CNN national correspondent, passed away Thursday at his Washington home at the age of 83.<p>Morton's broadcast career stretched across 40 years, first at CBS, where he hosted the "CBS Morning News" among other things, then at CNN, where he was chief national correspondent …

CNN Poll: Key Arkansas Senate race a dead heat

Rep. Tom Cotton has a 2-point advantage over Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in a new CNN/ORC International poll of the political knife fight for the U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas.<p>Cotton's 49%-47% edge over the incumbent falls well within the survey's 4.5% margin of error, essentially making this race, …

Some good news out of Washington

<i>For more What in the World watch Sundays at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. ET on CNN</i><p>We’re always on the lookout for good news – and we have some important good news this week, and it's actually coming out of Washington, despite all the polarization. Of course, true to form, the two parties disagree about this …

Jay Carney joins CNN as commentator

Jay Carney, who stepped down as White House press secretary in June, is stepping back into the political fray as a commentator for CNN.<p>Carney will make his first appearance on the news network Wednesday night during CNN's coverage of President Barack Obama's prime time address about the extremist …

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws from race

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, hospitalized this week after the discovery of an abdominal tumor, has decided not to seek re-election.<p>At the advice of his doctors and family, Ford said he will focus on getting better.<p>"My heart is heavy when I tell you that I'm unable to continue my campaign for re-election …

Overthinking 'The Little Mermaid': 15 Questions You Never Asked as a Child

This week Disney released the Diamond Edition of "The Little Mermaid," an instant classic that remains evergreen with the younger princess-chasing …

Man who inspired neighbors to set out 'Chairs for Charlie' dies from cancer

The beloved Houston man who took daily walks around his neighborhood as he fought leukemia and inspired an outpouring of “Chairs for Charlie” that gave him a place to rest, has died from complications of the disease.<p>Charlie George, 64, died Tuesday at MD Anderson Cancer Center, said his wife, …

Cancer

A Diplomat Infects A Doctor As Ebola Spreads In Nigeria

Ever since Ebola first appeared in Nigeria in July, health officials have been holding their breath. Could the country keep the virus from spreading outside its capital of Lagos?<p>The answer is no. The lethal virus has jumped to another major city. The outcome of a public health drama unfolding in …

Study Shows 'Megadrought' May Soon Hit Southwestern U.S.

Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.<p>The American Southwest may be headed for a “megadrought,” an arid period longer than any in recent memory.<p>A megadrought is the name for a decades-long dry …

Climate Change

Clinton Says She'll Decide on White House Run Next Year

Hillary Clinton said Friday that she’ll wait until next year to decide whether or not she’s running for president in 2016.<p>“I am going to be making a …

Clinton Foundation

Third American Ebola Patient Arrives in Omaha

The third American known to have contracted the Ebola virus has arrived in Omaha, Nebraska for treatment.<p>Dr. Richard A Sacra, 51, fell ill with the …

Disease

One in 10 girls sexually abused, says UN report

<b>About 120 million girls around the world - slightly more than one in 10 - have been raped or sexually assaulted by the age of 20, a UN report says.</b><p>The children's agency Unicef also says 95,000 children and teenagers - most of them in Latin America and the Caribbean - were murdered in 2012 alone.<p>It …

Latin America

Obama calls on Mideast partners to join fight against Islamic State

The United States and its allies aim to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant group Islamic State, President Obama said Friday as he began to outline a U.S. strategy focused on gathering partners from Sunni Arab states and aiding fighters on the region's front lines.<p>"Our goal is to act with …

Pentagon: Airstrike killed terror leader in Somalia

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Friday confirmed that the leader of al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked organization in Africa, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia this week.<p>The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was targeted Monday in an airstrike that hit a vehicle and compound in a militant stronghold …

Ukraine ceasefire holds so far as Poroshenko orders halt at dusk

Obama is 'hopeful' but – with other Nato leaders – expresses scepticism over longer term success of the truce<p>A tentative ceasefire was holding in eastern Ukraine on Friday night after Kiev agreed a truce with separatist rebels that included a pullback of weapons and the release of prisoners; it …