September 3rd, 2012
06:59 PM ET

Mash-up: Firefighters revive dog

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.

Firefighters revive dog

Firefighters in Richfield, Minnesota, were able to revive a dog pulled from a burning house, CNN affiliate KARE reports. No humans were home at the time, and a second dog died in the fire that destroyed the house, but firefighters are trained in animal resuscitation techniques, the station reported.

Massive fire overwhelms firefighters

A fire at a sprawling abandoned hotel in Oregon proved too much for firefighters, who turned out in large numbers but had to stay outside and fight it from there.

Apology by text doesn't cut it

MIT psychologist Sherry Turkle is one of the leading researchers looking into the effects of texting on interpersonal development, Time's Jeffrey Kluger writes. Turkle believes that having a conversation with another person teaches kids to think and reason and self-reflect.

Turkle cites the texted apology — or what she calls "saying 'I'm sorry' and hitting send" — as a vivid example of what's lost when we type instead of speak.

A full-scale apology means I know I've hurt you, I get to see that in your eyes. You get to see that I'm uncomfortable, and with that, the compassion response kicks in. There are many steps, and they're all bypassed when we text.

Ganesh festival lights up Paris

CNN iReporter Jean-Pierre Bijouard photographed the Ganesh Festival held Sunday in Paris. "It's an important day for Indian people who have the opportunity to celebrate Ganesh, the god of prosperity, sharing their enthusiasm with the public," he said.

Parenthood vs. politics

President Barack Obama told CNN's Jessica Yellin that he doesn't socialize as much as some Washington insiders would like because he's intent on spending quality time with his wife and daughters. CNN readers reflected on his position in their published comments:


He is available all day 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM...why can't Congress "interact" during those hours? I find it admirable that he puts parenthood at the top of his it should be.

Operation Plumbbob

I respect that Obama wants to balance his job with his role as a dad. But it does make me question whether a president should have kids that are young enough that they're a distraction from his position as leader of the country. We might want to think about electing someone who has kids that are already adults, who will need parenting a bit less. Seems fairest to the family and the nation.

On the horizon: Bin Laden book, DNC speeches

"No Easy Day," the much-anticipated book about the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, goes on sale Tuesday, a week earlier than originally planned. The book was written by former SEAL Matt Bissonnette under the pen name Mark Owen.

Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Also in the podium lineup is first lady Michelle Obama.

September 4 anniversaries

Mark Spitz

1781: Spanish settlers found Los Angeles.

1886: Apache leader Geronimo surrenders, ending the last major Indian war.

1957: Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to prevent 9 black students from entering an all-white high school in Little Rock.

1957: Ford introduces the Edsel automobile.

1972: Mark Spitz of the U.S. wins his seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympics.

2006: "The Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin dies at 44 after being stabbed in the heart by a stingray's barbed tail.

2007: Category 5 Hurricane Felix makes landfall in Nicaragua.

September 4 birthdays


•  Singer/dancer/actress Mitzi Gaynor, 81

• Actress Judith Ivey, 61

• Actress Khandi Alexander, 55

• Actor/comedian Damon Wayans, 52

• Actress Ione Skye, 42

• Actor Wes Bentley, 34

• Singer/actress Beyoncé Knowles, 31

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  1. Nullius in Verba

    How's the fact-checking going, CNN? Do any of you bother to fact-check in real life all that much? I doubt it.
    You might check things for a story, but in your personal life you are a thousand times more gullible. Am I right?

    And this petty deletion of harmless, non-rude, and on-topic humorous comments is disgusting. You are represented by your website and the management thereof. But you have hired some very petty and childish people to delete comments here. I left some very mild, harmless, and humourous comments in this blog and now they are gone.
    Why? I can only guess at the sort of person who would be so hateful against a mild bit of polite humour.
    You will never be a good company if this is the sort of person you hire to do things for you.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Great user name and it seems like they do take others words for something and delete innocuous or funny comments and leave the trash talk up. I agree with you.

      September 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    I agree also! WHAT was wrong with Marys post??? I thought it was cute, and it was definitely harmless. Sheesh! And then you go to other threads and theres mean, nasty stuff that NEVER gets deleted! Go figure!

    September 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    If you take a quick glance at the last picture... The man looks like he's wearing an gargantuous wig ... LOL

    September 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    I think *think* is missing here...
    Ha Ha Silly me

    September 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Good gravy, what did I miss here?

    September 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    After coming from the EARTHQUAKE blog ... gravy is the last word I would expect out of your mouth.
    Gee, does it really feel like he has a fixation on your butt. I didn't see it, honest

    September 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, Mary, it was an off-the-cuff comment to a troll that posted smack about me for no reason at all, so I posted what I did.

      September 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    If they are deleting comments, they should look at the Java Earthquake thread; that whole thread, start to finish, is one hot mess.

    September 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    Sounded like you know that troll, who was it?

    September 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I suspect it was the same troll who constantly talks about pizza...but I don't know...there were 3 observers on there, and the whole thread is full of trollage, lol.

      September 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Never mind. doesn't matter.
    Anyhow, Yea, I didn't my first post was that bad... Just being silly
    Hello chrissy

    September 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    The guy they have on the Obama pins is kinda cute ! 😉

    September 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It is times like this that I wish I had a pc...I wanna see a cutie!

      September 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    Kinda has an 80's thingy going on too... Lmao ... we all looked sooo stupid back then...

    September 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    Tollage ... lol , ok I see your flare for the verbage queen still stands!

    September 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    * verbiage

    September 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Hello to you also Mary. Hope your holiday was fun. They do seem to be slackin on deleting troll posts lately dont they?

    September 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      What do you expect chrissy... If they were *slackers in HS... they'll be slackers for life !
      Hear that Cnn Mods ? Your all a bunch of SLACKERS !!!! HA HA HA HA

      September 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    There's a difference between being silly and be disgusting
    Nite all

    September 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
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