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December 27th, 2013
08:37 PM ET

What is the biggest implosion of 2013?


As we close out 2013, we look at the good, the bad and the ugly from the past 12 months. There were high and lows and what we like to call 'implosions' of 2013. Careers, laws, reputations literally imploded - what Merriam-Webster defines as something collapsing inward in a very sudden and violent way. FULL POST


Filed under: 2013 • News • Politics
December 27th, 2013
08:19 PM ET

The strangest ways to ring in the New Year

You know how the old song asks "What Are You Doing New Years Eve?" Well, with Christmas behind us, it's time to consider that question.

Many of us in the U.S. will probably attend a party or watch the ball drop in Times Square, but the more adventurous should look outside America for ideas.

Badoo.com recently conducted a survey to find the world's strangest New Year's traditions. And while things like firing guns into the air, Thailand's three-day water fight, Scotland's spinning balls of fire and Germany's odd obsession with an old British movie scored high marks, they didn't top this year's list. FULL POST


Filed under: International • News
December 27th, 2013
08:06 PM ET

Attorney for man accused of racially-motivated "knockout" attack comes OutFront

Joining us tonight is George Parnham, the lawyer for the man accused of targeting an elderly black man in an apparent "knockout" assault.

SEE CNN LEGAL ANALYST PAUL CALLAN'S TAKE ON THE DEFENSE HERE


Filed under: Crime • News
December 27th, 2013
08:05 PM ET

Alleged "knockout" attack leads to federal hate crime charges

The man being charged with a federal hate crime tonight in connection with a "knockout" assault appeared in court today.

27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett was charged for allegedly punching an elderly black man in the face, an attack that authorities say was racially motivated.

The victim suffered two jaw fractures and was hospitalized for several days. CNN's Margaret Conley has the latest details.

We also spoke to the victim's lawyer, who explains why his client wants to remain anonymous.


Filed under: Crime • News
December 27th, 2013
08:00 PM ET

Wisconsin finds new weapon for icy roads

Sub-freezing temperatures in the wake of severe ice storms are still paralyzing parts of the U.S. and Canada tonight.

The frigid weather has killed at least 24 people and left hundreds of thousands without power.  The misery doesn't look to be letting up any time soon – more storms are expected over the weekend in many of those hard-hit areas.

But one state is gearing up to battle the latest round of winter weather with an unconventional weapon, and CNN's Ted Rowlands is OutFront with the story.


Filed under: Weather
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