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Clinton portrait includes Lewinksy reference

Monday, 02 March 2015 14:21
Washington (CNN)The painter whose portrait of former President Bill Clinton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery snuck a covert reference to Monica Lewinsky into it. Nelson Shanks, the celebrity painter, told the Philadelphia Daily News in an interview published Sunday that his 2006 Clinton portrait includes a shadow on the mantle, just to Clinton's left, that represents Lewinksy's famous blue dress. READ: Barbara Mikulski to retire from the Senate It's a metaphor, Shanks said, for…
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Monday, 02 March 2015 14:21
Story highlightsPictures released Monday show Fidel Castro meeting with 5 Cuban intelligence agentsThe agents were jailed in U.S. for many yearsSome returned to U.S. as part of a prisoner swap Havana (CNN)Photos published in Cuba's state-run press on Monday show Castro meeting with five Cuban intelligence agents who served lengthy prison sentences in the United States. Castro reportedly met the agents Saturday at his home in Havana, ending speculation over why the former Cuban President…
The health risks of cyberbullying in college
Monday, 02 March 2015 14:21
Story highlightsGirls who reported being cyberbullied were three times more likely to meet clinical criteria for depressionIf connected to unwanted sexual advances, the odds of depression went up sixfoldEven cyberbullies suffer from depression and are more likely to abuse alcohol (CNN)"I hope she sees this and kills herself." - message to Amanda Todd "The world would be a better place without you." - message to Megan Meier Infamous quotes from famous cases of teenage cyberbullying,…
‘Last Man On Earth’ has strong premiere
Monday, 02 March 2015 14:18
Will Forte’s "Last Man On Earth" became a rare comedy breakout last night, which also featured the debuts of dramas "Secrets And Lies" and "Battle Creek." Fox’s Last Man premiered with a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. While that is tied for the fourth-biggest new comedy series debut this season, the majority of the other series benefited from big lead-ins — "Modern Family" (No.
Bill Murray and Rick Ross hit studio together
Monday, 02 March 2015 14:18
The most random -- but totally awesome -- duo ever? Rapper Rick Ross and Bill Murray crossed paths this weekend, when they both attended the Rhode Island vs. La Salle basketball game in Philadelphia last Saturday. (Bill's son Luke is an assistant coach for Rhode Island). After the Rhode Island Rams' win, it appears nobody was ready for the night to end, and the unlikely pair somehow ended up in the studio together.
Slain Boris Nemtsov thought fame offered protection
Monday, 02 March 2015 13:21
Story highlightsKremlin critic and opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was fatally shot in Moscow on FridayIn 2014 he had told CNN's Anthony Bourdain his fame offered some protectionNemtsov criticized Putin's Russia in the interview saying the power system was corrupt (CNN)Slain Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov knew criticizing the Kremlin was dangerous, but thought his fame would protect him. The 55-year-old was walking home from dinner with his girlfriend Anna Duritskaya when he was gunned down…
Georgia woman's execution back on after weather delay
Monday, 02 March 2015 13:21
Story highlightsA petition says Kelly Gissendaner deserves clemency, as she's turned he life around and now has purposeGeorgia postponed Gissendaner's execution because of a threat of bad weatherShe is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Monday for a murder plot targeting her husband (CNN)Kelly Renee Gissendaner's supporters want last week's postponement of her execution made permanent. It doesn't seem likely, given the rulings by the highest state and federal courts and Georgia's State Board of…
Los Angeles police shoot, kill man on the ground
Monday, 02 March 2015 13:21
Story highlights No way shooting was justified, man who captured it on video saysLos Angeles police says three officers fired shots at man after he reached for officer's gun Los Angeles (CNN)The man who captured dramatic video of a fatal police shooting in Los Angeles said Monday he saw no justification for the weekend killing. Why didn't the police simply "shoot the man in the leg? He's already on the ground," Anthony Blackburn told CNN.
Fans honor Nimoy with tweets, Vulcan salute
Monday, 02 March 2015 13:21
Story highlightsCo-stars, science leaders and fans pay tribute to "Star Trek's" Leonard NimoyNimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock, died Friday at 83 Did you meet Leonard Nimoy? How did he inspire you? Send your tributes to CNN iReport. (CNN)Since Friday, social media debates such as #thedress were silenced. There was more sobering news. Leonard Nimoy, "Star Trek's" beloved Mr. Spock, had died. The only blue and gold that matter today.
Nasdaq Hits 5,000 For First Time in 15 Years
Monday, 02 March 2015 13:19
The last time the tech-laden Nasdaq stock index hit 5,000, Bill Clinton occupied the White House, America Online had agreed to buy Time Warner for $165 billion and beloved "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz had died in his sleep.

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