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With a screeching eagle and a cocked brow, "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central has resonated with audiences for nine seasons and counting
The one time protégé of "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart now has his own wax figure at Madam Tusseaud's, a bathroom-adjacent painting in the National Portrait Gallery and, oh yes, a few Peabody Awards.
But now Colbert is breaking character to dip his toe into real politics – supporting his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who works in business development at Clemson University and is running for Congress as a Democrat in their home state of South Carolina.
This is the first election Colbert has become involved in.
And now the news from the other side. Every day, we bring you stories from below the fold - the things that might not make headlines but caught our attention. We call it "The Buried Lead," and today, it involves a woman who wasn't buried soon enough. Ruth Ann Steinhagen was a groupie gone mad who shot a promising baseball player in the 1940's. If the story sounds familiar, that's because it was the inspiration for the 1984 film "The Natural," starring Robert Redford and Barbara Hershey.
Carnival Cruise's latest troubled ship made it back to port without the toilets acting up, and that was the good news. The Carnival "Legend" arrived in Tampa, Fla., yesterday so that crews could fix a glitch with the ship's sailing speed. But passengers had to skip a stop in Grand Cayman and got a hundred dollar refund.
It is the latest in a series of PR nightmares for the company. But here is the real doozy: when the cruise line gets in trouble, it's U.S. taxpayers who are left up the creek.
Sorry Heat haters, but it might be time to bow down and accept his majesty. The Miami Heat tied the second longest winning streak in NBA history by beating up on the Toronto Raptors yesterday. And it was who else but "King James" leading the way.
CNN's Rachel Nichols got a chance to go one-on-one with the MVP frontrunner.
What on earth does a teeny, tiny island in the Mediterranean have to do with your retirement savings? Turns out, unfortunately, a lot.
Over the weekend, European policy makers agreed to bail out Cyprus from a financial free fall by imposing a tax on the savings accounts of people who live there. That sent Cypriots running to ATMs to withdraw their money, sparking a panic. Now there's concern the same thing will happen in other parts of Europe.
CNN's Tom Foreman breaks down the impact to all of us here in the U.S. in the video above.