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money lead

October 7th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Is Google liable for hacked nude pictures?

(CNN) – Is Google liable for the content it shares?

Attorney Marty Singer says potentially yes, to the tune of $100 million. Singer said he represents several female celebrities whose personal pictures were stolen in late August and shared on Google.

"You do nothing - nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue from your co-conspirator advertising partners as you seek to capitalize on this scandal rather than quash it," Singer wrote in a letter to Google.

Today, Academy Award-winning movie star Jennifer Lawrence is leading the charge against hackers.

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world lead

January 14th, 2014
05:27 PM ET

9/11 mastermind's manifesto revealed

(CNN) - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was behind the unthinkable spectacle of death on September 11, 2001. But now, in newly released documents published by The Huffington Post, the admitted 9/11 mastermind says violence is not the answer to spreading Islam around the world.

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pop lead

November 27th, 2013
10:32 PM ET

Finding the magic in movies this holiday season

Every Holiday season movies vie to be the big blockbuster, the film everyone is talking about.

But are people more likely to be discussing the small screen? The latest legal battle on “The Good Wife” or the bonus videos from the “Breaking Bad” box set?

This is not a new argument. In 2010, New York Times film critic A. O. Scott asked “Are Films Bad? Or is TV just better?

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buried lead

November 25th, 2013
06:21 PM ET

Pastor's wife: I fear he'll die in Iran

The United States had Iran at the negotiating table but didn’t secure the release of Saeed Abedini, the American pastor held captive in Iran.

Now activists like Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, are questioning whether the administration left Abedini behind.

“We had the ultimate negotiating capability,” Sekulow said. “The Iranian sanctions that the United States government put on the Iranians have been significant enough that it brought the Iranians to the table, and we blinked. The United States blinked, and that’s the tragedy in all this.”

Naghmeh Abedini, the pastor's wife, fears her husband will die in Iran.

“In this prison he’s with murderers on death row; we’re worried about his health,” she said. “He will not survive the eight years if he doesn’t get out of there immediately.”

national lead

October 16th, 2013
12:38 AM ET

Sen. Casey echoes call for quick passage of Senate-brokered deal

Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, of Pennsylvania tells CNN's Jake Tapper there is hope that Senators Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid will reach a deal that the deeply divided House can support.

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