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September 28th, 2012
08:12 PM ET

Instagram tops Twitter for the first time

All Things Digital reports Instagram was accessed by 7.3 million users in August, compared to Twitter's 6.9 million. What's more, Instagram's users were also more engaged with the average user spending 87 more minutes on the site than those on Twitter.

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Now, Twitter is still winning the unique visitor battle, 29 million to 22 million. But it's a huge milestone for the 2-year-old Instagram which has to date shared more than 5 billion photos.

Which brings us to tonight's number: 6 BILLION.

That's how many photos are uploaded to Facebook every single month.


Filed under: Social Media
September 28th, 2012
12:40 AM ET

Corn crisis forces farmers to feed cattle gummy worms

We have a corn crisis in this country right now. America is on track for the smallest corn crop in six years due to the drought devastating more than 50% of the United States.

Now, you may have heard about how the resulting price increase for corn will hit you if you drink soda, or eat cereal, both made from corn. But you're being hit another way you may not know about.

Most dairy and beef cattle eat corn feed and rising prices has forced cattlemen to find alternatives.

That brings us to tonight's number: 50%.

That's how much some ranchers are saving by using corn alternatives. Alternatives like, cottonseed, rice, potatoes and peanuts. But that's not all they're using. According to reports from across the country, ranchers have started feeding their cattle with junk food.

CNN's Erin Burnett reports.


Filed under: The Number
September 27th, 2012
09:56 PM ET

Israel's Netanyahu draws a clear red line on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu draws a red line, literally, for Iran. CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Iranian-American journalist, Hooman Majd about Israel's claims against Iran's nuclear program. Do they add up?

OutFront tonight: Hooman Majd, author of The Ayatollahs' Democracy & The Ayatollah Begs to Differ.

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Filed under: International • Iran • Israel • United Nations
September 27th, 2012
09:52 PM ET

A teacher's million dollar lesson plan

A small town kindergarten teacher becomes a millionaire and says other teachers can become just as rich too. She shares her IDEA with CNN's Martin Savidge.


Filed under: I.D.E.A.
September 27th, 2012
09:16 PM ET

Hollywood Murder Mystery: Johnny Lewis, "Sons of Anarchy" actor found dead

Police say Johnny Lewis, a 28-year-old actor from the popular television show "Sons of Anarchy" brutally killed his elderly landlady Wednesday. Then, as he tried to run away, he fell, possibly from the roof  to his death.

Neighbors say they heard screams from the home where Lewis lived with 81-year-old Katherine Davis. When police arrived, they found the actor's body in the driveway, and the landlady along with her cat both dead in the house.

"It's a very gruesome scene. It's a very senseless crime, someone that's just defenseless, someone that's in their late years– 70s, 80s, and then living in this type of neighborhood you don't expect anything like this to take place," said Sgt. Frank Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police say Lewis also attacked two men in the house next door before he died. But they don't know what triggered the violence.
CNN's Kareen Wynter is in Los Angeles and has the story.

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Filed under: Crime
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