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February 24th, 2011
02:09 PM ET

You Choose! Winning & Losing Stories

 
Dirty Air & Heart Attacks
Scientists report in today's Lancet Journal that air pollution triggers more heart attacks than using cocaine. The study says bad air poses as high a health risk as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion. The world health organization describes air polition as a "major environmental risk" causing an estimated 2 million premature deaths around the world each year.

Ugandan President May Release Rap Album
According to Reuters, Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni says he might release an album after record producers made a hit song out of his rallies by mixing folk chants he preformed with hip-hop beats.

Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent
Mexican authorities have made 10 arrests in the fatal shooting of a US immigration agent earlier this month. One suspect is the presumed leader of a drug cartel allegedly behind the hit. Agent Jaime Zapata was killed in an ambush while on a Mexican highway. Five other men, three women and a minor were also arrested. Via CNN

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  1. Lucy Lewis

    I don't think it is up to "we the people" to choose the news. Also, I think there is too much "fluff" news lately. I don't want to hear ordinary people's opinions when I turn on the news. I can check out blogs for that, which I don't do because they aren't facts. I wish you would get back to just regular news–not Entertainment Today news and other things that aren't real news. There should be enough real news to report without all the entertainment stuff. Where is Tony Harris? He was really smart and I liked listening to him.

    February 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  2. Rob

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  3. Russell

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  4. Busterbeam

    uganda!

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  5. kile

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  6. Ryan

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  7. Matthew Summers

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  8. Nate de Haan

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agen

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  9. Jeff

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  10. Lil

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  11. Patrick Oyulu

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  12. ronkkey

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  13. ngu mbandi

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  14. Jo

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks – I have asthma and everywhere I turn people are forcing me to breathe in their 2nd hand smoke.

    February 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  15. Annie

    dirty air and it's relation to heart attacks is my vote.

    February 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  16. Fred

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  17. Shirley

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  18. Bo

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album....ABSOLUTELY!! How could you pass up a story like this?! Maybe Obama will follow suit!

    February 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  19. jim karlen

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  20. ida ake

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  21. aji jallow

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  22. Dorothea Morris

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  23. Ron

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  24. Lanie

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  25. Flavio Somanji

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  26. mtcowboyblue

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  27. cinna

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks.

    hands down this has the largest, longest, and most extensive long-term affect on all Americans

    February 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  28. Nita Hollander

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  29. Yemi

    •           Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  30. andrew

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  31. Barbara Lou Townsend

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  32. Michael C

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  33. taofik, North Brunswick,NJ

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  34. hardee klitzman

    It is in extremely poor taste to make a pun about the New Zealand earthquake–"Grave Fears"... Where is your compassion?

    February 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  35. Linda Kia

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    And I agree with Lucy. I don't understand why you have "panels" to give us their views on the supposed news. I can make up my own mind.

    February 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  36. Nita Hollander

    Give us some real news. I am sick of the junk news – I don't want to watch CNN to laugh – I want to watch CNN to learn about national and international news.

    February 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  37. Jesse

    You should talk about chemtrails "dirty air" and how it is effecting our planet and us!

    February 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  38. Samuel

    Arrest in us agent case

    February 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  39. Joe

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  40. Jan Robinson

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  41. Marisa

    Dirty air and heart attacks- one more reason to advance into the 21st century with more electric cars! Would like to see this.

    February 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  42. james pallai,jr.

    I would like to vote for dirty air&heart attacks.

    February 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  43. john

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  44. bill nettles

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  45. Joe

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  46. RLD

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  47. Maria Aguigui

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  48. Pete

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  49. Sam Stadter

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  50. Sabrina

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  51. Kevin Kapoor

    I want to see the rap, never heard a political rap!

    February 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  52. Ryan

    I agree, talk about chemtrails or get Peter Schiff on to talk about the economy.

    February 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  53. Bette Jo

    • Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  54. denise

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  55. Ken

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  56. Sonia

    Dirty Air and Heart Attacks....

    February 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  57. Gary

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    February 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  58. Elvis Balikalaba

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  59. Andrew Wakiro

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album

    February 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  60. Sybilene Lanzone

    • Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  61. john

    who mis -counts the votes?

    February 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  62. mlazio

    a murder like this hasn't happenedin 20 YEARS! please don't even bring this young man's death down to the level of a rap album and dirty air.

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent

    February 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  63. Joe

    Hey! "Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent" definitely beat out "dirty air"! Yet CNN runs the dirty air story as the winner? Why did I even bother if the vote doesn't count?

    February 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  64. Stan

    Ali,

    When you were talking to the Aussie at 2:35 PM today, the globe in the background was spinning in the wrong direction.

    February 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  65. Ken

    National security should be of major interest.

    February 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  66. Moise

    Ugandan President May Release Rap Album..hahahahah. he is next to go, he has been on power for longtime

    February 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  67. ashley

    don lemon, the Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent SHOULD ALREADY be news worth reporting.

    February 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  68. kate

    Dirty Air & Heart Attacks

    Since the oil & gas industry are federally exempted from Clean Air and Water laws
    This is important story.

    Gas Wells being drilled in record numbers.

    February 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  69. Ken

    Arrests in Killing of U.S. Agent
    should be of major concern.

    February 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  70. Glen

    You spend so much time talking about which news to choose. If you would just show all of the news casts instead of talking about which one to choose you would have a lot of air time left over. to show more news

    February 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  71. Ted

    Ugandan president my produce a rap album

    February 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  72. jim cuttle

    I feel compelled to comment on your recent discussion with your medical reporter on the infant dying in a hospital in London Ontario. before you criticize what the hospital is doing i would suggest you should have discussed with the pediatricians in Detroit why they refused to take the child. This medical school at which the child is being treated is on of the best in our country. I am sure that the fell that from a medical ethical perspective it would be wrong to acquiesce to the parents demands to to cause more pain for an already traumatized little patient than he is already going through.
    I am also sure that the Mds in Detroit concur.

    February 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
  73. badbob1973

    i hear they want to recall the fab fourteen to oust them out.i say start impeachment on walker for ethics violations and wanting to start riots in WI

    February 24, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  74. Terri

    Geeze, in the time that they take to present the 3 news snippets several times in the program couldn't they just actually show all three stories. I HATE this kind of gimmickry. I was hopeful that Suzanne Malveaux would bring a bit of actual journalism to CNN, then this gimmick. Arghhh!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  75. Jimmy Goodyear

    Ali Velshi you are a champion for the 99ers. President Obama had done his job speech to the nation on t.v. Thursday night. I noticed he ignored the 99ers again. Please keep mentioning the 99ers in your show;until we are finally recognized that we still exist. Thank you Ali ! You are a great journalist.

    September 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm |

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