August 20th, 2010
09:36 AM ET

On the Radar: Boys' funeral, Wyclef Jean, clairvoyant croc

Ja'Van, left, and Devean Duley will be laid to rest Friday.
Ja'Van, left, and Devean Duley will be laid to rest Friday.

Toddlers to be laid to rest - A funeral will be held for Ja'Van, above, left, and Devean Duley, the 1- and 2-year-olds found dead in the Edisto River near Orangeburg, South Carolina. The boys' mother, Shaquan Duley, 29, is accused of smothering them, putting them into car seats and sinking the car into the river.

"This Just In" editor Mallory Simon and CNN.com associate producer Sean O'Key are on the ground in Orangeburg. The pair went to the Trumps Inn and took a look at Room 31, where the boys were allegedly killed. Motel manager Renu Patel, a mother herself, told Simon the room hasn't been cleaned since police searched it. Patel and her staff can't bear to go inside, she said.

'Clef for prez? - Hip-hopper Wyclef Jean will learn Friday if he eligible to run for president of Haiti. Jean said even if he is not permitted to run, he will continue to rally Haiti's youth for education reform. On Thursday, President Rene Preval met with Jean to discuss threats made against the entertainer since he declared his candidacy.

Aussies to cast ballots - Pollsters are predicting a dead heat in Saturday's elections to determine the next Australian leader. Prime Minister Julia Gillard of the left-of-center Labor Party told a local television station there is "a very, very real risk" her conservative opponent, Tony Abbott, could win.

Meanwhile, a clairvoyant saltwater crocodile named Harry, who picked Spain to win the World Cup, indicates Gillard will keep her seat.

Mideast peace talks could resume - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to announce that the Palestinian Authority is prepared to return to the table with Israel. Sources said President Obama could invite both parties to Washington next month. The peace talks have been deadlocked since December 2008 after Israel launched a military offensive against Hamas in Gaza.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. cat

    Blacks never stop entertaining me 🙂 What will those wacky africans do next?

    August 20, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Enlightment

      You must have nothing else better to do with your life than to degrade others. Well you reap what you sew and with those words you are sewing a bad seed for yourself and your children. I would be more cautious with what you say from you tainted and calloused heart.

      August 20, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • cat

      If I have kids that turn out bad, I'll just give them to a black woman and she'll go smother them somewhere and toss them away. Hey, if you want to get rid of something, best thing to do is drop it in the ghetto. It'll be gone in a heartbeat. 🙂

      August 20, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Toad

      What will that wacky cat post next?

      August 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Enlightment

    We will just have to wait and see! You might end up in the ghetto one day and be at the mercy of black people or even Africans. It be better for you to learn to love and be compassionate towards others because I am sure there was a time when you needed to be loved or encouraged on because you are human and you do get lonely and discouraged. (Do not for get that!)

    August 20, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jen

    It's such a disappointment to read items like this, the mean thoughts of people. It's just disturbing, what about Susan Smith, are you kidding me, yes, I'm caucasian, this has nothing to do with race, it is the state of mind in some of our american people, we are just a big mess, so sad.

    August 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dinah

    i understand what this black women did is wrong but dont think that all black people are like this im a mother of three i dont live in the getto and i am black i love my kids and will never do anything to hurt then there father and i try to teach them well its just sad to know that when a black person does something wrong white people are quick to point the finger at the whole race all kinds of people do crazy things dosent matter the race

    August 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Racewalker

    You all realize that cat was just stirring the puddin', right? Unfortunately, cat was able to get a rise out of some of you. Unfortunate. When I read the story I was reminded of Susan Smith, who also lived in South Carolina when she killed her kids and rolled them into a lake. Sick coincidence.

    August 20, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Reaper

    Where's the love?
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUkcjAtzzcI&w=640&h=360]

    August 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 1rooster

    Susan Smith not only killed her kids but blamed a black guy for it and everybody fell for it except the police. cat still
    believes the wrong person was arrested and convicted even after she confessed. so sad...

    August 20, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |