June 20th, 2010
09:57 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

Ex-NBA star Manute Bol dead at 47: Manute Bol, one of the tallest players in NBA history, died Saturday at the age of 47, a spokeswoman with the University of Virginia Medical Center said.

Can condom with 'teeth' fight rape?:  A South African doctor is distributing female condoms designed to hurt rapists.

French players in revolt after Anelka sent home: France's World Cup squad boycotted training on Sunday in protest at the decision to send home star striker Nicolas Anelka.

Louisiana lawmakers propose prayer to stop oil disaster: Louisiana state senators designated Sunday as a day for citizens to ask for God's help dealing with the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Mexican officials: Guadalupe mayor shot dead: Gunmen shot and killed the mayor of the Mexican town of Guadalupe as his wife and child watched, the mayor of nearby Ciudad Juarez said.


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June 20th, 2010
08:00 PM ET

Smoke from Chicago subway fire injures 12

A fire in Chicago's subway system Sunday left at least 12 people with smoke-related injuries, and five of those people were in serious condition, according to a fire official.

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June 20th, 2010
06:22 PM ET

Santos declares victory in Colombian presidential runoff

[Updated at 8:50 p.m. ET] Former Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos declared victory Sunday in Colombia's presidential runoff, winning more than 69 percent of the votes with nearly all votes counted.

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June 20th, 2010
11:36 AM ET

Source: Israel to allow goods into Gaza

Protesters June 6 outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey.

Israel plans to ease its blockade of Gaza, a source from the prime minister's office told CNN.

"Israel has decided to enable the flow of all civilian goods into the Gaza strip. From today, there is a green light approval for all goods to enter into Gaza except for military items and materials that can strengthen Hamas' military machine," the source said. FULL STORY

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