24 hours through the lens
May 3rd, 2012
04:42 PM ET

The CNN Daily Mash-up

The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on CNN.com in the past 24 hours. We'll top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs. Your comments, as always, are welcome.

Dolphins to be returned to wild

A wildlife rescue group that rescued two dolphins from a filthy resort pool is getting ready to release the now-healthy animals into the wild. But can the animals handle life apart from humans?

French turn a protest into a party

CNN iReporter Adrian Michael Westbrook shot this video of May Day street protests in Paris, ahead of this week's contentious presidential election in the country. "The dominant theme appeared to be an all-encompassing disdain for the incumbent president (Nicolas Sarkozy) and a proprietary reclamation of the May Day festival itself," he said.

Children are not merely small adults

Medical ethicist Harriet A. Washington, a former research fellow at Harvard Medical School and the author of two books, agrees with research by Dr. Florence Bourgeois that says the medical field has failed to assess the effects of medications on children. Here's one sentence from an essay Washington wrote for CNN.com:

A child is not a Mini-Me, but according to Bourgeois' report, we tend to act as if kids are, because drug trials conducted in children are too few, of poor quality and too often focus on medications that are important for disorders of adults, not children.

That's a price worth shouting about


After hearing about the record-setting $120 million sale of a pastel version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" on Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York, many of our readers wanted to let out a few screams of their own. Reader falconco said:

A colleague of mine, an art major, stopped at my desk to admire a watercolor I had displayed.  "Oh, that's wonderful!  Who's the artist?"  "My 4-year-old granddaughter." True story.

'Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.'

Do NOT stand between a man and his delicious Italian pastry. CNN affiliate WBBH reports a Florida man is accused of injuring his girlfriend after accusing her of finishing off their cannolis. The girlfriend told deputies he was so angry he flipped over a coffee table and threw his dinner in the trash. He then allegedly threw the food at her, hitting her in the shoulder and the face. It only got worse from there.

On the horizon: Superheroes storm theaters!

The highly anticipated 3-D blockbuster "The Avengers" opens Friday in U.S. theaters. The film, which has done monster box office in Europe, stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and a host of other heavy hitters.  And that's just the kickoff for what promises to be a summer full of silver screen superheroes.

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  1. banasy©

    Totally off topic, but how is it possible that gas fell 60 cents a gallon since this morning?
    I haven't seen lines like this since the 70's!

    May 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      The gas dropped that much up there ? Wow, I sure hope that trend heads this way.

      May 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rox731

    For Banasy: Gas prices always go down in the summer. It has something to do with changing blends I read. Ours has too! ;-)

    So excited for the Dolphins release. I'm sure they will be fine and what they were living in before isn't suitable for my worst enemies. I had never heard of Kick Volley Ball before this photo, something to look up and read about. Interesting. Okay, I have to agree with the man on the cannoli issue ... but he did kinda over react didn't he?

    May 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Man that picture of the malnourished child was very upsetting.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Rox731:
    That is how they explained the •increase• about a month ago; the transition to summer blend.
    About a quarter mile down the road, there are two gas stations across the street from each other; one had gas for 3.79 a gallon and the other had it for 3.99/gallon.
    The one I was referring to before had it for 3.60/gallon, and there was one a short ways away for the same price.
    Maybe it was a promotion; I don't know...
    Gasoline wars, perhaps?

    May 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • rox731

      gas wars probably for sure Banasy.

      May 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jay

    It's funny how we can have malnourished children like the one in the picture but have rich fat people like Oprah

    May 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      I'll bet 4 or 5 kids could live under Oprah's table and be fed quite well.

      May 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO © is not racist

      I'll bet 4 or 5 kids could live under John Goodman's table and be fed quite well.

      May 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @CNN

    DELETE THIS TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    @bobcat
    Yep.Couldn't really enjoy dinner. And to think that there are tens of thousands of kids around the world who go hungry while we the more fortunate feast.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Awwww, @banasy, does someone need a hug?
    Go ask your mommy.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kellyintulsa

    wow where are all the posts going ? I'm reading them and they are disappearing faster than I can read. LOL

    May 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. raven

    You know why I think Munch is screaming? Moving. What a pain in the bleep.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol, m.s.
      I don't want to have to move again, but it's inevitable, I suppose.
      This has neven been the house I wanted to be planted from.

      May 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Iamrightyouarewrong

    I gotta pickle I gotta pickle. Only gonna cost ya a nickle. I gotta a pickle I gotta pickle. Only gonna cost ya a nickle.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Iamrightyouarewrong

    If black were red and green was blue what the heck would orange be?

    May 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    I could care less about gas prices when I see in the first picture a severely malnourished child.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Unfortunately, I cannot see them on my phone.
      It is also why I put the disclaimer "this is off topic".
      Would that every post I see other people posting do the same.

      May 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    It's "couldn't." As in banasy probably COULDN'T care less.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    And by that, of course meant COULDN'T care less about what you could care less about.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
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