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September 19th, 2012
08:08 PM ET

Lifeguards fired over "Gangnam Style" parody video

14 lifeguards were fired over their interpretation of the "Gangnam Style" music video. Erin Burnett reports.

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Filed under: E-Block
September 19th, 2012
07:36 PM ET

Romney's "R" word: GOP hits Obama over '1998 redistribution' tape; does it add up?

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles "redistribution," the latest 14-letter word attack against President Barack Obama by Republicans and the Romney campaign. In a 1998 audio tape, the then-Illinois State Senator said he "believed in some redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot."

Mitt Romney seized on the opportunity to drive home that Obama wants to take wealth from the rich and redistribute it to the poor.

"The president's view is one of larger government," Romney said to Fox News on Tuesday. "There's a tape that came out today where the president's saying he likes redistribution. I disagree. I think a society based upon a government centered nation where government plays a larger and larger role, redistributes money, that's the wrong course for America, that will not build a stronger America, or help people out of poverty."

Do the 'redistribution' attacks add up? Burnett takes a look at both Obama and Romney tax plans to see if they're both guilty of redistribution.

GOP's relationship with redistribution

OutFront tonight: Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal and John McCormack of The Weekly Standard.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Deconstruct • News • Politics
September 19th, 2012
01:59 PM ET

Apple stock closes above $700

Another big day for Apple. Apple's stock closed above $700 for the first time. After hitting a high of $702.33 earlier in the afternoon, it finished at $701.91.

Apple stock tops $700

The stock's rise is all about the iPhone5. Last week's unveiling impressed consumers and investors and the company tallied a record 2 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours and that's double the first-day orders recorded last year by the iPhone 4S.

The company is setting records in both the business and tech worlds.

Which brings us to tonight's number: 16,611. FULL POST


Filed under: Markets • The Number
September 19th, 2012
01:14 PM ET

Al Qaeda rising in North Africa; now calling for the death of U.S. diplomats

An al-Qaeda affiliate in Northern Africa called for the death of other American ambassadors and envoys in the region, specifically in Mauritania, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.

For months we have reported on the rise of al-Qaeda linked militant groups in these countries and others in northern Africa and now they are calling for attacks on U.S. embassies. But will these calls to violence lead to more attacks here in the U.S.?

Rudy Atallah is the former director of Africa counterterrorism at the defense department and he is Outfront.

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Filed under: al Qaeda • International • National Security
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