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March 8th, 2010
09:14 AM ET

Woman Live Tweets Abortion

A Florida woman rocked the blogosphere when she decided to live tweet her abortion. After taking the RU-486 pill, which induces a miscarriage, Angie Jackson created a You Tube video justifying her decision in order to “demystify abortions for other women.” After experiencing multiple medical complications during her first pregnancy, Jackson decided she would not have any more children. Despite using birth control, she became pregnant yet again. Jackson says she is astonished by the backlash but asserts she is not ashamed.

Our question: What do you think of her story?


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
March 8th, 2010
08:06 AM ET

Latest, greatest viral videos

"Head prank" gives an anchor uncontrollable giggles. Amazing music video goes down in history. A train battles a tornado (wow). And a woman dancing through an airport becomes a viral video sensation. Just a few highlights from this week's Viral Video Rewind.

My team and I always have a great time preparing this segment, which runs every week on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. ET. It's like dessert for me, after all the reality checks and harder news stories I've been doing throughout the week.

This week came an added bonus: Fredricka's contagious laughter over the "head prank." I usually avoid prank videos. Not my style. But this one is innocent, hilarious, and the prankster gets what's coming to him.

Enjoy. Links to all our videos are posted here. Send your favorites, and they just might pop up on next week's VVR.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs • Viral Video
March 8th, 2010
07:54 AM ET

YouTube singers rock for Haiti

Prepare to be impressed. Maybe even amazed.

You've probably never heard of them. But the singers in this video are taking the Internet by storm.

Sure, celebrities did their own remake of "We Are the World." But here in the CNN Newsroom, we're hearing from so many of you that this version is the one to see.

In this video, you'll also hear from the creator about how she put it all together.

Here's a link to the full video.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Haiti Quake • Josh Levs • Viral Video