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May 18th, 2012
10:58 PM ET

The Full Mountie: Canadian Prime Minister bares all in new painting

CNN's Erin Burnett showcases a new painting of a nude Stephen Harper.

The nude painting of Prime Minister Stephen Harper by Kingston artist Maggie Sutherland sold for its asking price on the weekend.

The painting, Emperor Haute Couture, depicted a naked Harper reclining on a chaise lounge. Behind him is a row of men, and one woman, in suits.

Sutherland's painting, a recreation of Manet's 1863 painting Olympia. sold for $5,000 (CAD).

The painting was the centre of a brief media storm late last week with newspapers, television stations and magazines asking about it.

Sutherland said she and her art dealer fielded inquiries from as far away as South Africa and the painting was even the subject of a report by CNN's Erin Burnett.

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Filed under: E-Block
May 18th, 2012
08:26 PM ET

New audio evidence in Trayvon Martin shooting case: Witness says "the black guy was on top"

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles new audio evidence in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Criminal Defense Attorney Bradford Cohen, Florida State Prosecutor, Stacey Honowitz, and Jamine Rand, attorney for the Martin family comes OutFront. How significant is the new audio evidence?


Filed under: Crime • News
May 18th, 2012
08:00 PM ET

Economist Paul Krugman calls for '$300b a year' in spending

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Nobel prize economist Paul Krugman about his plan to save America from falling off its fiscal cliff. Krugman says spend, spend, spend - how much you ask? $30 billion a year.


Filed under: Economy • OutFront Exclusive
May 18th, 2012
07:53 PM ET

Millionaire sweet bond deal

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to defense attorney Paul Callan about millionaire John Goodman's bond deal while awaiting his manslaughter appeal.


Filed under: Crime
May 18th, 2012
07:50 PM ET

Explaining the Facebook faceplant

After all the hype and all the high expectations, how to explain the Facebook faceplant on the first day of trading?

Facebook's stock slid below its offering price in morning trading on Monday and stayed below that level, following a lackluster debut day.

FACEBOOK STOCK FALLS BELOW IPO PRICE

Facebook (FB) fell as low as $33 in the first half-hour of trade, but it was holding around $34.40 at 3 p.m. ET. That's about a 10% drop from Friday's $38.23 closing price.

Though Facebook was one of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings in recent memory, the stock closed with a gain of just 23 cents on Friday after trading was delayed.

Shares barely breached $42 at their peak on Friday - which came at the start of trading - and spent most of the day floating between $40 and $42 each.

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Filed under: Economy • Tech
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