We’re all focused on the conventions for the next couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean we’re blind to the other news happening in the world. Today’s offering is lighter fare to ease you into the last official week of summer. Enjoy!
A newborn boy – just hours old – is abandoned in near-freezing temperatures. The infant would have died if it weren’t for a quick-thinking mother who happened to be nearby. She somehow scooped the baby up and added him to her brood of six… six puppies, that is.
A beauty pageant for nuns. No, that’s not a typo. It’s time for the Sisters to strut their stuff, and prove there’s more to these gals than a habit. Turns out, the world has some misconceptions about nuns, and one Italian priest is taking it upon himself to change them. Before you get ahead of yourself, the answer to the swimsuit question is “no.”
"We are not going to parade nuns in bathing suits," said the priest behind the pageant. "But being ugly is not a requirement for becoming a nun. External beauty is gift from God, and we mustn't hide it."
It’s no Miss Sister 2008, but American Idol has plenty of pageantry… and now a new cast member. Admit it; it’s your guilty pleasure, too!
A fourth judge is being added to the mix this year. After seven seasons, the producers were ready to mix it up. Seems like this could be judge overload…though maybe a less predictable assessment of each performance is just what we need. I wonder if she’ll be as honest as Simon?
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
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