The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:
Americans slain by captors on hijacked yacht: A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically Tuesday for four Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean last week, U.S. officials said. (Two of the slain Americans, Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay, are pictured above,)
Interior minister resigns rather than carry out Gadhafi orders: Libya's interior minister said Wednesday he has quit the government and is supporting the protesters, who he predicted will achieve victory in "days or hours."
Justin Bieber debuts 'mature' haircut: Justin Bieber fans probably couldn't Belieb their eyes when the teen idol trimmed his signature mop top yesterday.
Not married, not an angry slut: CNN's Jessica Ravitz reacts to a Huffington Post column called, "Why You're Not Married."
Pro-union website blocked in WI state Capitol: A left-leaning website that union supporters used to rally protesters in Wisconsin was partially blocked as demonstrators gathered in the state Capitol over a controversial budget bill.