August 20th, 2012
06:33 PM ET

Mash-up: Women can take their swings

The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on in the past 24 hours. We top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs from around the world.

Welcome to the club

Augusta National Golf Club has admitted its first female members, the private club announced Monday. The decision to admit former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and business executive Darla Moore ends a longstanding policy excluding women as members of the Georgia club, which hosts the prestigious Masters golf tournament every spring.

Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne

These accomplished women share our passion for the game of golf and both are well-known and respected by our membership.

Women's rights activist Martha Burk

They have chosen two groundbreaking women, two very prominent women, who are clearly equal in stature to the other members who are, of course, all male. I think it would have been a mistake to choose a lower-profile woman and basically make that statement that, yes, we're letting women in but they're not really going to be equal with the men.

Back off, Brits!

The USS Constitution, the frigate that fought off a British warship 200 years ago in the War of 1812, is still in fighting trim.

Loud and clear

On a slightly overcast day at Liberty State Park during New York City's Air Force Week, CNN iReporter John Dunstan captured this photo of the Air Force squadron the Thunderbirds performing a flyover. "It was such a great scene with the flags, the Statue of Liberty and the jet formation," he says. "I was pretty pleased to get this shot." We're pleased too.

Click on the image to see an eight-second video.

Muslims in New York celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Muslims around the world ended the Ramadan month of fasting this weekend with Eid al-Fitr, a feast of food and family gatherings. CNN iReporter Shameel Arafin captured a nice set of images showing Muslims in New York's East Village celebrating Eid on Sunday.

Two boys sit with their prayer rugs and bags of candy at an Eid celebration Sunday in Manhattan's East Village.

Fill it to the rim

So, the latest swing in the health-advice pendulum tells us that coffee may provide a health benefit for most women. Just the other day we were told that egg yolks may be worse for us than cigarettes. Breakfast is getting to be too much of a challenge. I think I'll stay in bed. CNN's readers have their own opinions; here's one:


Recent studies show that continued worrying about what foods are good or bad for you causes hypochondriac-like symptoms. This ultimately leads to a general malaise, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease and death.

Rescue dog adopts kittens

Harmony the Chihuahua was almost a goner, but when the rescue shelter where she was staying acquired two hungry, homeless kittens, it was Harmony who stepped up. CNN affiliate KOVR has the furry video.

On the horizon: Rover test drive, tech lawsuit

Operators at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory plan to put the Curiosity rover through its paces Tuesday, getting it ready to start moving around on Mars looking for cool stuff.

Both sides are expected to begin their closing arguments Tuesday in Apple's patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung.

August 21 anniversaries

1831 - Nat Turner leads a brief slave rebellion in Virginia; 55 people die.

1878 - The American Bar Association is formed in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Moscow, 1991

1911 - An Italian waiter, Vincenzo Perruggia, steals the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum in Paris.

1959 - Hawaii becomes the 50th state.

1983 - Benigno Aquino, the Philippine opposition leader, is assassinated in Manila.

1986 - A volcanic eruption under a lake in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing about 2,000 people.

1991 - A Communist coup attempt is crushed in Russia.

1993 - NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer space probe.

August 21 birthdays

– Singer Kenny Rogers, 74

– Actor Clarence Williams III, 73

Usain Bolt

– Singer Jackie DeShannon, 68

Clash lead singer Joe Strummer, 60

– Actress Kim Cattrall, 56

– AOL co-founder Steve Case, 54

– Actress Carrie-Ann Moss, 45

– Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 39

– Actress Alicia Witt, 36

Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, 26

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  1. banasy©

    Well, well, well, Happy Birthday, Kenny Rogers.

    August 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Hello banasy and little mister. Banasy did you pass on the info from superman? Leeintulsa is now on top of the Andes, soaring with the eagles! Yea lee, you made it, and ty superman.

    August 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    Hi cool is it that there's an Olympic sprinter named Bolt? Wonder what would happen if I changed my last name to " Lottery"?

    August 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Aw...did superman carry leeintulsa on a climb in the Andes?? That's beautiful and very moving.

    August 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Heyyyyy little mister!!

    August 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Troll ALERT!

    August 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    Hey jeff frank...I brushed, flossed, deodorant, the whole nine yards...I thought I had resolved this issue, but here am I again..alone...

    August 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Who is the most federally gagged woman in human history? (written history)
    Name the woman most-gagged by any government, ever. (short of those killed for what they knew and, as Woman, tell.)

    August 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Philip

      Yeah, we know. Sibel Edmonds. Next, Connie Chung. And as women TELL? What the heck are you trying to imply now? Yeah, both women should be un-gagged. Ok? game over. Shaddup already. Isn't it time for you to talk about tight boy anus again?

      August 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    More gagged than Eleanor Roosevelt's gay lovers...two living in their own home on our property, and one (the short-fat one that smoked cigars) sleeping in the bedroom adjacent to President Franklin Delao Roosevelt's WH bedroom, who was in love with and having an affair with another woman himself.
    More gagged than CIA Valarie Plame, Congressperson Cynthia McKinney (D), and Connie Chung, combined.
    WHO IS THIS MOST-archie bunker stifled woman of all time?

    August 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Philip

      You rea all women, don'tcha? Except for Sibel, who could probably out wrassel you. You have never had a brave moment, so shhhhhhhh.

      August 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Justa convo starter. I find Sybel D. Demonds totally fascinating. Her womanhood astounds me. She may very well be the bravest human being walking the face if this earth. And few even know of her. This seems sad and foreign to me. As if Twilight Zone.

    August 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Schoolmarm


    August 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Schoolmarm

    *Edmonds. Sibel D. Edmonds. Remember this name. Do not forget about her as for Rachell Corrie and Margie Shoendinger. You know OJs glove but not these brave women. And you, sir, are a woman.

    August 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • raven

      I woulda guessed Mary Surratt was the most federally gagged woman. Oh well. I guess I don't win the brand new car.

      August 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Schoolmarm

    Seriously. If a news report of "OJs glove was switched for the real one" were to appear on these blogs, you, sir, would gaggle as if hen and peck.

    August 20, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    Nite little mister. Sweet dreams.

    August 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    Little mister, I'm not sure, but it does sound like him.

    August 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
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