After spending the last few days in Tehran covering the presidential election, Erin takes a moment to reflect on the people and events that made the trip one to remember.
Right now, 300 celebrations in more than 50 different countries on every continent are happening. Why?
On this day in 1961 – 52 years ago – Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space when he spent 108 minutes orbiting the Earth.
It paved the way for all of the rockets and shuttles and space stations that have come since, and every year since 2001, thousands of people around the world gather to celebrate his flight – on Yuri's Night. FULL POST
Buzz Bissinger, celebrated author of "Friday Night Lights" and one of the last journalists to publicly defend Lance Armstrong, has revealed that he is addicted to shopping for clothes.
In an article in GQ magazine, Bissinger recounts his fashion obsession, and reveals he has spent more than $600,000 on clothes in less than three years.
Erin Burnett has the story.
According to the UAE's newspaper The National, America is falling behind when it comes to the tallest buildings.
Of the top ten in the world, only the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) made the list – and it's number 9. And in just a few short years, there won't be any American buildings on the list at all. FULL POST