July 22nd, 2010
09:46 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Woman to 911: I strangled my kids because they were autistic: A woman  called police Monday evening and said she first tried to kill her children with bathroom cleaner, but they would not drink it. She told the 911 operator that she then strangled them with a wire and that they were on her bed. Saiqa Akhter, 30, has been charged with a single count of capital murder in the deaths of her 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, police said.

Mary Matalin gets angry at husband James Carville, on-air: Liberal James Carville will probably be having a daiquiri by his lonesome Thursday night, thanks to his merciless chuckle-that-wouldn't-die while his wife,  conservative Mary Matalin, tried to make a point about racial politics on "John King USA". Matalin mistakenly said "Tea Bag people" instead of "Tea Party" and the giggles were on for Carville. Don't worry, James, the French Quarter has bars for that very thing.

Court records reveal troubled childhood of 'barefoot bandit': In 10 years on this earth, Colton Harris-Moore had experienced abandonment by his father and a heroin addiction by his stepfather. By his teens, the boy would endure "many disappointments," his mother, Pamela Kohler, said in a handwritten letter. After being on the run for two years, Harris-Moore, aka the "barefoot bandit," is facing possible jail time for allegedly stealing a plane, the latest charge in a series of run-ins with the law.

Stonehenge archaeologists discover 'wooden henge': Archaeologists studying the iconic Stonehenge monument in southern England may have uncovered the only thing in the world on par with the original wonder: More henge.  Scientists hope the discovery of a second prehistoric henge-like circle, found only 900 meters away from the first site, will shed more light on the mysterious stone landmark.

Tropical Storm Bonnie aims at Florida, Gulf of Mexico: A weather system moving over the Bahamas has been upgraded to a tropical storm, with sustained winds now reported at 40 miles an hour, as it heads toward the southern tip of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to pass Florida on Friday afternoon and make landfall Sunday between New Orleans and the Beaumont-Port Arthur area in southeastern Texas. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said it's more likely to hit Louisiana. And on that path, it could push oil in the Gulf from the BP oil spill to shore.

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  1. joyce ann

    Thanks to Anderson Cooper for trying to show the extremes in both parties the importance of being factual. Seems the conserative blogger here isn't interested in facts.....interesting too, his followers who claim to be fair and balanced. As Dr Phil says...."this story needs a hero"....... I think it might be Shirley herself.

    July 23, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
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      July 23, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
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    Break....you are more annoying than a flea infestation. Please go get some meds.

    July 23, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |