November 6th, 2010
11:04 PM ET

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The five most popular stories on CNN.com, according to NewsPulse.

Bush candid about waterboarding: Former President George W. Bush has stayed out of politics since he left the White House and, except for his own career, he largely keeps the subject at arm's length in his new memoir, "Decision Points."

Protests over officer sentencing turn ugly: Authorities in Oakland, California, said unruly marchers were "tearing up the city" as they protested a two-year sentence for a former transit police officer who killed an unarmed man.

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November 6th, 2010
07:37 PM ET

Tropical storm Tomas strengthens back into hurricane

Tropical storm Tomas strengthened back into a hurricane Saturday hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm, the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, reported Saturday.

Tomas had already wrought extensive damage on parts of Haiti by the time it was downgraded to a tropical storm Saturday morning. Six people were killed, homes were destroyed and streets were turned into rivers as the beleagured nation grappled with the after effects of a devastating earthquake and a deadly cholera outbreak.

As of 11 a.m. ET Saturday, Tomas was about 115 miles (185 kilometers) north-northeast of Grand Turk Island, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. The storm was moving northeast at 16 mph (26 kph) and carried maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph).

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November 6th, 2010
05:36 PM ET

Hundreds of women, children raped in DRC conflict

The long-running conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed hundreds of sexual violence victims in the past two months as women and girls continue to be prime targets of retaliation between rival militias along the country's porous borders, according to aid agencies.

At least 657 cases of sexual violence involving women and girls were documented in September and October during mass expulsions from Angola to
Congo, according to UNICEF.

UNICEF, which compiled the case information over the past two months with help from aid agencies on both sides of the border, said women, girls and possibly men were sexually victimized as about 6,621 Congolese nationals were expelled from Angola.

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November 6th, 2010
04:56 PM ET

Scientists find damaged marine life near BP spill site

Scientists have found evidence of "dramatic" damage to deep-sea coral near the site of the Gulf oil disaster that one biologist called a shocking find that "slapped you in the face."

"This was the first time that anyone has seen a visually compelling indication of impact to deep sea animals in the vicinity of this deep-sea event," said Charles Fisher, a Penn State University biologist and the leader of a government-funded research expedition.

The research team encountered an apparently "unhealthy" colony of Madrepora - a hard coral species - on November 2 at a depth of 1,400 meters. While some in the coral colony appeared normal, others were covered in a "brown material" and were producing "abundant mucous," he said.

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November 6th, 2010
03:39 PM ET

Leading Korean military figure dies

Jo Myong Rok, Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army, died Saturday at 82 years old, according to state-run KCNA news.

The leading military figure died of heart disease Saturday morning in North Korea, KCNA's report said. He played an active role in the Worker's Party Korea as well as the military and was loyal to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il.

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November 6th, 2010
03:45 AM ET

President Obama arrives in India for start of Asian tour

President Obama arrived in India on Saturday for the start of his four-nation, 10-day tour through Asia.

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