July 20th, 2010
09:07 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Couple wanted for abandoning boy, dead sister: Arrest warrants have been issued for a southern California couple who may have fled to Mexico after authorities found a dead child in their home, a police spokeswoman told CNN Tuesday.

NAACP 'snookered' over ex-USDA employee video: The NAACP has retracted a statement condemning comments made by a former Agriculture Department official who resigned after a video clip surfaced of her discussing a white farmer. NAACP President Benjamin Jealous posted on his Twitter account that he "spoke to Ms. [Shirley] Sherrod earlier today and personally apologized." The NAACP said it was "snookered by Fox News" and conservative website publisher Andrew Breitbart.

Lindsay Lohan begins probation violation jail term: Actress Lindsay Lohan showed little emotion as a deputy put her in handcuffs in a Beverly Hills, California, courtroom Tuesday morning to take her to jail to begin what is expected to be a two-week stay. Lohan was "cooperative" during booking, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.

Lesbian teen wins $35k from school over prom dispute: A school district in Mississippi has agreed to pay a recent high school graduate $35,000 in damages and adopt a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a statement Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU sued the school district in Fulton, Mississippi, on behalf of Constance McMillen, a lesbian teen who was told by school officials she and her girlfriend would be ejected if they attended the school-sponsored prom.

Mexican police arrest man hiding 18 monkeys under clothes at airport: Mexican authorities at the airport in the nation's capital ran into some unexpected monkey business while searching a man with a bulge under his shirt: 18 monkeys. Roberto Sol Cabrera Zavaleta, 38, became "markedly nervous" when asked what he was transporting, Mexico's Public Safety Department said. Two of the titi monkeys were dead, and 16 of them survived the journey from Lima, Peru, the department said.

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  1. Bob

    Once again the adminstration has got it wrong!!!! KEEP Shirley Sherrod !!!!!! This country needs more people like her, People that are willing to re evalueate her beliefs and admitt that she could and was wrong. AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!

    July 21, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sue Bergfalk

    Another shameful, racist performance by right wing conservative Republicans. So much for their proclamations of religious righteousness, truthfulness and honesty. Do they understand what is genuinely evil?

    July 21, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |