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:Â Egyptian President Hosni MubarakÂ told ABC News onÂ Thursday thatÂ 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.