The day's most popular stories
January 20th, 2011
10:41 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.

Kidnapped daughter finds mom 23 years later: In 1987, an anguished, trembling Joy White pleaded for someone to help her find her infant daughter. Now, 23 years later, White is crying tears of joy as the decades-long mystery of her missing daughter reached a happy ending.

Senior al Qaeda leader beheaded Daniel Pearl: Federal agents have backed up al Qaeda captive Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's confession in the killing of journalist Daniel Pearl by using photographs of the veins in his hands, according to report released Thursday.

FBI targets mob in major sweep: In one of the largest single-day operations against the Mafia in FBI history, federal agents working with local law enforcement fanned out across Italy, New York, New Jersey and Rhode island to arrest 127 people.

Borger on why America is tired of Palin: OK, you've got Palin fatigue. Not to worry. So does much of the country - The latest CNN poll shows that 56 percent of Americans view her unfavorably.

Some try 'iPod phone' to reduce cell bill: Brennan Stehling's phone looks just like an iPhone, but his bill is nothing like the ones most smartphone customers get in the mail each month.

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  1. michaelfury

    "Federal agents have backed up al Qaeda captive Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's confession in the killing of journalist Daniel Pearl by using photographs of the veins in his hands"

    That's their story and they're sticking to it. F-16s? What F-16s?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/binny-and-the-jets/

    January 21, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank

    The other 46% says Palin OK. 2012 – Palin Americas first woman president.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Kathie

      Needless to say...I'm willing to state...that we all know what type and mentality of supporters think it's "OK" for her to TRY and run for the Presidency. I find it rather amusing that NOT ONE, high ranking GOP leader has defended her statement of the now famous "cross-hairs of a rifle scope" as being those of a surveyor. That was a ridiculous answer. She should have been WOMAN enough to say "I never intended for the map on my Facebook to be taken as vitriolic rhetoric. For this I apologize to the families of those killed or injured and to all Americans no matter what their designated party affiliation. We are all Americans and I also carry a feeling of sadness due to this tragedy".

      January 21, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kathie

    Sarah Palin is the worst person who could ever be considered as a Presidential Candidate. In my opinion she is incapable of committing herself to a job. Her resignation from Governorship of Alaska proved that. Another factor is, she is incapable of taking responsibility for her actions. This was extremely evident in the recent massacre in Arizona. As for foreign relations, I took it as an insult to see photos of her in Haiti. To me it was just a photo-op to try and show the U.S./World that she is a humanitarian. She exploited those poor people while trying to make herself look good. In fact, George Clooney has done 100% more humanitarian work in the Sudan then she has in her entire political career. She comes across as an "It's all about ME" mentality. She is NOT and NEVER will be President of the United States.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |