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August 17th, 2011
10:00 PM ET

The RidicuList: Gérard Depardieu

Editor's note: French actor Gérard Depardieu is accused of urinating on a plane and lands on the RidicuList. Anderson Cooper reports.


Filed under: The RidicuList
August 17th, 2011
09:37 PM ET

Video: Ungodly discipline

Editor's note: Jocelyn Zichterman talks about growing up in the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church and says she was beaten.


Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow
August 17th, 2011
09:30 PM ET

Video: Battle for Libya

Editor's note: Sara Sidner and Matthew Chance report on the battle for control of Libya.


Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow
August 17th, 2011
09:27 PM ET

KTH: Perry vs. President Obama

Editor's note: Governor Rick Perry says he's a job creator and President Obama is a job destroyer. AC360 is keeping him honest.

August 17th, 2011
08:05 PM ET

Letters to the President: #940 'Run like a runner: part three'

Reporter's Note: The president is running for re-election. I’ve just been running a lot, and I’m writing about that this week.

Dear Mr. President,

Today’s hint from the world of running: Ignore the pebbles, but watch for the rocks.

The other day while I was trotting along by the river here in D.C., I felt a small stone inside my right shoe. I don’t know if you’ve ever run down there, but it’s all a mix of packed dirt and gravel, so having trash collect inside your shoes is normal. I did not, however, do anything about it. Rather, I eased it into a corner of my shoe and carried it along as a fellow traveler for the rest of my run; dumping it out only when I was safely at home and cooling down from my 14 mile trot.

It used to be that I immediately stopped the moment I detected something like that and pulled off my shoe, peeled away my sock, and shook out the offending mineral. But gradually, as I have added up more miles, I have realized that not every stone is equal. Sometimes I have lost important time dealing with grains of sand that didn’t actually require immediate attention.

These days, if I feel something slipping around inside my shoes, I first assess whether it is a genuine irritant or just something to keep in mind. If it is the latter, I run on. I have covered many miles with one, two, even three or more pebbles kicking around in my shoes, and as long as I can keep them along the outer seams or tucked up under my toes, I keep on truckin’ as the old saying goes.

Only when they are big enough or badly placed enough to present the real possibility of injury do I stop and deal with them.

What I am talking about, in essence, is learning to properly consider your obstacles. Ignoring a serious threat is perilous; but being distracted by every minor discomfort can be just as damaging. Having the courage and wisdom to make the right call is not always easy; but running your best race requires it.

Hope all is well. More tomorrow.

Regards,

Tom

Gov. Perry v. President Obama: Join the Live Chat
August 17th, 2011
07:51 PM ET

Gov. Perry v. President Obama: Join the Live Chat

Governor Rick Perry says he's a job creator and President Obama is a job destroyer.

Tough talk from the Texas Governor but is it based in fact?

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Beat 360º 8/17/11
Elmo (L) and STS-135 astronaut Commander Chris Ferguson attend NASA's 'What's Your Favorite Space' interactive event at the Eventi Hotel on August 17, 2011 in New York City. Photo credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
August 17th, 2011
07:13 PM ET

Beat 360º 8/17/11

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite!

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"Women are from Venus, but Elmo is from Mars."
Joshua Wertheim

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“Tell E.T. I said ‘tickle this’.”
Joey Gardner

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Filed under: Beat 360°
August 17th, 2011
01:12 AM ET

Video: Violence in Syria claims life of a child

Editor's note: Disturbing video of a two-year-old girl allegedly shot to death on Syria's streets.


Filed under: 360° Radar
August 17th, 2011
12:43 AM ET

The RidicuList: Alabama slammers

Editor's note: Anderson explains why those who are slamming sorority girls from the University of Alabama have landed on the RidicuList.


Filed under: The RidicuList