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August 8th, 2013
06:02 PM ET

Magazine bans 'Redskins' name: Is it time for a change?

Slate, an online magazine, announced Wednesday - it will no longer use the name "Redskins" when referring to Washington's NFL team.

Why Slate will no longer refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.

They say it's not only tacky and dated but an insult to Native Americans, writing it "reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible to the dominant culture, and to recognize that something that may seem innocent to you may be painful to others."

Washington Redskins' Owner: "We will never change the name of the team"

So is it time for a name change?

OutFront: Syndicated radio show host Michael Medved, CNN Commentator LZ Granderson and Mediaite's Joe Concha.


Filed under: News • Sports
August 8th, 2013
04:22 PM ET

"Piranha" hair thieves in Venezuela

In Venezuela, thieves are making big money off of women's hair.

They've been sneaking up on women, cutting off a chunk of their hair and selling it.

Erin Burnett asked CNN's Rafael Romo about this bizarre and disturbing trend.


Filed under: International • OuterCircle
August 8th, 2013
03:45 PM ET
August 8th, 2013
02:35 PM ET

Manning brothers go viral with rap song

In a new commercial for DirecTV, Eli and Peyton Manning show off their hip hop skills. Erin Burnett looks at other athletes who thought they were singers.


Filed under: News • OutFront Outtake • OutTake
August 8th, 2013
02:25 PM ET

Wikimania kicks off in Hong Kong

The Guardians of Knowledge have assembled.

1,000 people from 90 different countries are meeting in Hong Kong this week to discuss the future of Wikipedia, the world's most popular encyclopedia.

Wikimania brings together Wiki-staffers, editors and other information junkies for a series of talks that will determine how information is gathered, posted and digested by Wikipedia's hundreds of millions of users.

The online encyclopedia currently offers 30 million articles in 286 languages.

Which brings us to tonight's number: 7,000 pounds.

According to CW39's SciGuy Eric Berger, that is how much Wikipedia weighs.

Berger estimates the online encyclopedia is made up of 2.4 billion words which, if published as a traditional encyclopedia, would equal 1,800 volumes.


Filed under: International • The Number
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