The day's most popular stories
CNN's Anderson Cooper and his crew were attacked while trying to cover clashes between anti- and pro-government crowds in Cairo on Wednesday.
February 3rd, 2011
11:45 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:

Camera rolls as Cooper, crew attacked: CNN's Anderson Cooper and crew are attacked by protesters in Egypt on Wednesday.

Could the U.S. shut down the internet?: It seemed so easy for Egypt. Just order a shutdown of the country's internet connections and - bam - it happens. But is such an authoritarian action transferable? Could the U.S. government shut down American internet connections? And is it possible for the global internet to be toppled?

Mass protests planned for Friday as Mubarak holds on: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told ABC News on Thursday that he would like to step down right away, but cannot because he does not want to risk plunging his nation into chaos.

Whoopi: I was a high-functioning drug addict: While her co-hosts may have criticized Charlie Sheen over a recent report that he's skipping rehab to go back to work, Whoopi Goldberg says she understands the decision. "The View" host revealed Wednesday that she was once a high-functioning drug addict.

Bitter cold, outages follow in wake of storm: A swirl of sleet and freezing rain barreled into the Gulf States Thursday, yet another winter storm carrying frigid weather to a region unaccustomed to the cold.


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  1. Tea-Bagger for Life ! ! !

    Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are gonna be the best canadates for the GOP. I would like to Sarah Palin become our first Female president ! All tea baggers will UNITE for 2012 ! Hey MR. OBAMA , get ready because we dont care how much money you raise / come 2012 the Tea Party is gonna give you a run for the money. LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    February 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dont Tread On My TeaBag

    Sarah palin to Trade Mark her name / Smart move! , Sarah Palin has Rock-Star status in the tea party movement / hey Sarah "Knock'em Dead Kid" !! , (your fellow tea partyers)

    February 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Never have understood why you all named yourselves "tea party". Since the Boston Tea party was nothing more than people throwing trade-goods into the harbor because they knew English ships were just going to legally sieze it anyway. The Banc of France was never repaid the funds it loanded to the US revolution. So the banc sold the note to the Bank of England, who legally siezed international shipments in lieu of payment.

    February 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
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