Berlusconi's fury at Italian high court
August 2nd, 2013
04:53 AM ET

Berlusconi's fury at Italian high court

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has lashed out at a ruling by the country's high court that upheld a prison sentence for him in a tax fraud case.
In a nine-minute video on Thursday, an indignant and defiant Berlusconi vented his anger over the court's decision.
"In exchange for the commitments I have made over almost 20 years in favor of my country and coming almost at the end of my public life, I receive as a reward accusations and a verdict that is founded on absolutely nothing, that takes away my personal freedoms and my political rights," he said.

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May 29th, 2012
11:26 AM ET

Gotta Watch: What you missed this weekend

A lot of you were distracted over Memorial Day weekend by sun, fun and good food, so we thought we'd wrangle some of our favorite videos from the last few days to ease you back into the work week. From a cool lip-dub proposal to dreams of pole dancing at the Olympics, you've Gotta Watch them all.

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Guy's 'lip dub' proposal goes viral

It was the ultimate public display of affection. A guy gets dozens of friends and family members to lip-sync and dance for one romantic marriage proposal.

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Pole dancing in the Olympics?

It may be the only Olympic event that could be done in heels, but the man who wants pole dancing in the Olympics says stilettos will have to stay home. Watch the video to hear his pitch and see the dancers in action.

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Homemade arcade makes kid famous

You may remember the story of Caine's Arcade. The filmmaker recently told CNN that the whole thing started with the need for a new car door handle. Watch the video to find out why.

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Dying grandma lives to see grandson born

A woman dying of cancer is days away from death, but she held on to see the birth of a grandchild. Watch the video to see Becky Moran meet the the baby for the first and only time.

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Olivia Newton-John still gets 'Physical'

We all know Olivia Newton-John as the iconic singer and actress from "Grease" and "Xanadu," but there was a time when she had completely different career aspirations. Watch the video to find out what she could have become.

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School wants to fire teacher who worked as stripper, but says that's not why
December 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET

School wants to fire teacher who worked as stripper, but says that's not why

A high school teacher in Michigan is fighting for her livelihood after school officials learned she once took a part-time job as an exotic dancer. But school officials say her performance as a school employee, not as a stripper, is what got her in trouble.

Susan Brennan, 42, took the job while on medical leave in 2006 when she and her then-husband were going through serious financial problems, CNN affiliate WOOD-TV reported.

Officials with West Ottawa Public Schools in Holland, Michigan, have suspended Brennan with pay and filed 10 charges with the school board at Monday's board meeting. However, the charges - filed in a request for a tenure hearing - pertain only to her performance in the classroom, not on the stage, the Grand Rapids Press reported.

"The charges last night were based on her teaching competency and professionalism in the classroom," school board president Scott VanderStoep told the paper Tuesday.

Brennan said people need to be compassionate and understand that many women become exotic dancers out of desperation.

"If any good can come out of this, it would be that people understand why women work in those clubs," she said.

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November 19th, 2010
09:40 AM ET

On the Radar: Court action, NATO summit, middle class

Derrick Yancey was found guilty of murdering his wife and a day laborer.

Legal action – Friday will be a busy day for court proceedings.

A jury will begin deliberations in the DUI manslaughter trial of former major-league baseball player Jim Leyritz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A former Georgia sheriff's deputy convicted of two murders will be sentenced. A jury this month found Derrick Yancey guilty of murdering his wife and a day laborer. Yancey was arrested last year in Belize, where he had fled after escaping house arrest.

Also in Georgia, Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Camp Jr., charged with purchasing illegal drugs and passing them on to a stripper, is expected to plead guilty Friday in federal court in Atlanta. Camp, 67, is accused of buying cocaine, marijuana and prescription painkillers and giving them to an exotic dancer he met last spring.

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October 4th, 2010
09:19 PM ET

U.S. judge bought drugs for stripper, feds say

A federal judge in Georgia has been arrested on drug and weapons charges after federal agents say he bought drugs for a stripper with whom he was having an affair.

Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Camp Jr. has been charged with posession of cocaine, marijuana and the painkiller roxycodone, according to court documents. He is also charged with posessing a firearm as an unlawful user of controlled substances and with aiding and abetting the posession of drugs by the stripper, who had a prior drug conviction.

Camp was arrested Friday after federal agents said he bought drugs from an undercover agent. He made an initial appearance Monday in a federal court in Atlanta and was released on $50,000 bond.

The charges allege that Camp had been paying the stripper for sex since the past spring and was fronting money to buy drugs for both of them. Before the sting that led to his arrest, he told her, "Let me pay him, because you've already got a record," the affidavit states.

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