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April 12th, 2013
08:20 PM ET

World, minus America, celebrates Yuri's Night

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


Filed under: Erin's Essay • News • Science
April 12th, 2013
08:14 PM ET

OutTake: Britain has a "new" top song after Margaret Thatcher's death

Days after her death, the tributes continue to pour in for Margaret Thatcher – including an emergency session of the British parliament that was held just so the members could pay their respects.

But it wasn't all tributes. Some MPs boycotted the public remembrance, and a number of Britons have taken to the streets to openly celebrate her death by drinking champagne, burning pictures and even dancing to the Wizard of Oz song "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead," which is currently the No. 1 song on the British charts. FULL POST


Filed under: Music • News • OutFront Outtake
April 12th, 2013
08:12 PM ET

"Glee" criticized for episode featuring school shooting

Out fifth story OutFront – too soon?

Just months after the Sandy Hook school shooting, the TV show "Glee" aired an episode last night that centered around a shooting inside a high school.

The images of students crying and scrambling for cover were too much for some residents of Newtown, who thought the episode was insensitive and poorly-timed. FULL POST


Filed under: News
April 12th, 2013
08:05 PM ET

"Hijack App" has aviation world in an uproar... but does it add up?

The aviation world and the internet are on fire today with discussions about a remarkable claim – a German hackers says he has developed an app to hijack a commercial jetliner in flight with nothing but his smartphone.

It's a terrifying idea, of course, like something from an action movie. But there's something else it might have in common with Hollywood – it might be pure fiction.

Tom Foreman has been looking into the fear and the facts, and he comes OutFront with his report.


Filed under: News • Tech
April 12th, 2013
08:01 PM ET

Media criticized for lack of coverage of abortion doctor's trial

So why isn't the horrific story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell getting more attention? CNN contributors Reihan Salam and Donna Brazile as well as Irin Carmon, a staff writer at Salon who covers womens reproductive issues and politics, are here to weigh in.


Filed under: Abortion • Health • News
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